Research strands are clusters of collaborative activity involving researchers from several research groups, schools and faculties and reflect the strong and growing interdisciplinary research culture within the School.
The strands are crucibles of rapid response to emerging themes and lead new developments in multidisciplinary research for the School.
How our research rates
We are one of only two UK geography departments to have been ranked in the top category in every UK national research assessment exercise that has been held.
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Biogeochemistry bridges across the faculties of Science, Life Sciences and Engineering, to investigate the interactions between people, ecosystems and environment.
Ethics and Subjectivity
The Ethics and Subjectivity research strand draws together scholars across the social and natural sciences and the humanities, to examine the intricate entanglements of collective life using conceptual and methodological innovations in social theory.
Global Development and Environmental Change
The GDEC research strand brings together physical geographers and human geographers to investigate the interactions between major social and environmental processes, such as urbanisation, economic development, political conflict, climate change, resource extraction, environmental degradation, deforestation, biodiversity loss and disease outbreaks.
The Political Ecology Research Strand seeks to bring together academic staff and postgraduate research students from across the University with an interest in the knowledge dynamics and power struggles animating contemporary human–environment relations.
Modelling and Geocomputation
The Computational Geography research strand supports skill transfer and knowledge exchange between the physical and social strands of geography through a common focus on empirics, modeling, and computation.