Department of Geography


Staff in the department undertake internationally recognised research which addresses key social, cultural, economic and environmental agendas. We also provide research and knowledge transfer services to international, national and local agencies. All of these research activities feature prominently in our teaching curriculum to ensure an exciting and vibrant context for learning.

You can find out more about our research by looking at our recent publications

You can also find out more about our PhD and MRes programmes.

Our three key research areas are:

Environmental Processes and Change

Research - environment
  • Past Climate and Environmental Change
  • Quaternary Environmental Change
  • Glacial Environments
  • Mountain Climates
  • Arctic Environments and Change
  • Coastal and Marine Processes and Change
  • River Management and Restoration
  • Urban Environments

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Risk, Resilience and Citizenship

Health and wellbeing
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Work, play and livelihoods
  • Children, youth and families
  • Politics, participation and citizenship

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Historical Geography and Spatial Analysis

  • Data Warehousing, Big Data and Spatial Analytics
  • History of Cartography
  • Historical Census Analysis
  • Historical Geography of Immigration, Migration and Employment Change
  • Themes in Regional Economic Development
  • Land Use and Environmental Change
  • Public Historical Geography
  • Historical Military Geography

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Historical geography