School of Geography


The School of Geography is committed to high-quality research and knowledge transfer, and we have a strong culture of interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

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Our work generates high-impact research which informs government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations, as well as inter-government organisations. We collaborate with leading organisations in the private and public sectors, ensuring our research has important and beneficial applications and impacts for society.

Our community is organised into four research themes and three collaborative research hubs that reflect and shape research strategy and we pride ourselves on a strong collegiate research culture.


Research themes

Our research community is organised into four research themes that reflect and shape research strategy across the University's campuses in Nottingham, China and Malaysia.

Matt Johnson

Inspiring people

Matt Johnson is Associate Professor in the School of Geography and the Geoscience Research Theme lead, interested in how we can manage rivers to provide the essential services we require.


Research hubs

The School of Geography's Collaborative Research Hubs are engaged in world-leading interdisciplinary research that seeks to answer some of the most pressing issues faced by societies across the globe.


Research events

Geographical Association lecture

13 March 2024 (16:30-17:30)
Room A48, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus
Hosted by the Nottingham branch of the Geographical Association - School of Geography and School of Education

Exploring the spatial composition of UK social housing

20 March 2024 (12:00-13:00)
A40, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
With Nick Clare, Shaun French and Joe Kearsey, University of Nottingham. Part of the Economic Worlds Seminar Series.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 100% of our research was found to be of international quality.
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Society and communities impact studies View all
Professor Amanda Griffiths
Breaking the menopause taboo to improve the working world for women Read more
Safe space: protecting children online Read more
Misogyny against women and girls is everyone’s responsibility Read more


School of Geography

Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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