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Research groups, hubs and centres

Our research centres and groups contribute to a deeper understanding of the environments and societies in which we live, at both the global and local level.

King's Geography has five key research groups Physical & Environmental Geography, Contested Development, Urban Futures, Risk, Hazard & Society and Political Ecology & Ecosystem Services.  These groupings of academic, research staff, professional services staff and PhD students are the research engine of the Department, generating new knowledge, managing research projects and publishing in these substantive areas.  

Our research groups are supported by a series of interdisciplinary activity hubs and centres that bring colleagues together through research events and seminar series in the areas of Earth Observation & Environmental Sensing, Climate, Water, Wildfire, Centre for Integrated Research in Risk & Resilence and Visual Embodied Methodologies.

King's Climate Hub

Studying climate change through the relationship between science, policy and culture, particularly in the developing world.

King's Water Hub

Researching water, environment and development. Our expertise spans social and physical sciences to explore the challenges of water governance from global to local scales.

Urban Futures research group

Examining urban futures through a conceptual, analytical and methodological lens that questions what cities are and how they work.

Visual Embodied Methodologies Centre

Creating spaces of knowledge-exchange and research excellence around visual, embodied and art-based methodologies within, across and beyond Social Sciences.

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