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Our research

Our world-leading research aims to deepen our understanding of the enviornments and societies in which we live.  It focusses on tackling global challenges related to environmental dynamics, development, risk and resilience, and urbanisation.

The scale of our work ranges from the local to the global – and from the national to the international. It is theoretically informed, policy-oriented and inclusive.

We use innovative research methods and seek to ensure that our findings are accessible to a wide range of people and a variety of different audiences. This includes undergraduate and graduate students, as well as policymakers and the public. 

Our publications

Selected research projects

Our research

Our impact


Our research has real world impacts on society, the environment and economy.

John B Thornes Lab

John B Thornes Lab

A million pound teaching and research facility for Geography on the Strand Campus.



A selection of publications from our academic staff.

News and events from the Department of Geography

26 Feb

Water, energy and food security

26 February 2020

Join Ashok Chapagain (University of the Free State) for this talk on water, energy and food security…