The School is committed to high quality research and was ranked 6th for Research Power among UK Geography departments in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (December 2008).
The School's research community is organised into four 'Research Themes' that reflect and shape research strategy. To find out more about each theme please follow the links below.
These groups focus and co-ordinate innovative research activity, encourage collaboration within and beyond the School, foster and incorporate new and younger members of staff, and generate a critical mass of researchers in key areas of research and to provide research leadership within and beyond the School.
A number of staff and students have interests in more than one theme, a reflection of the School's commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary research. A significant amount of innovative work within the School has emerged across the boundaries of research themes, such as work on environmental history and climate change, geographies of music, and decision-support systems in farming.
The School of Geography covers a diverse and innovative variety of research interests: subjects range from flooding to financial crises, with areas of study ranging from Italy to India, from the Mississippi to Mexico. Our team of world-class academics and high quality research students place the School at the forefront of contemporary academic thinking. We also work in close collaboration with leading organisations in the private and public sectors, including government departments and agencies, ensuring our research is not only relevant but has important and beneficial applications and impacts for society as a whole.
Professor Andrew Leyshon, Head of School