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.

This plays a leading role in generating high-impact research which informs government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations, as well as inter-government organisations at the local, national and international levels.

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.

We pride ourselves on a strong collegiate research culture which is fully committed to excellence and knowledge sharing. We work in close collaboration with leading organisations in the private and public sectors, ensuring our research is not only relevant, but has important and beneficial applications and impacts for society as a whole.

Professor Andrew Leyshon, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange)

REF results

In the latest Research Excellence Framework 75% of our research output was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

School research themes

Our postgraduate research programme

Integrated Flood Risk Management

Research impact

Informing national and international policy on Integrated Flood Risk Management

Colin Thorne's research for the Flood Foresight project changed UK policy towards sustainable Integrated Flood Risk Management, as implemented by the Floods and Water Management Act.

Read more about this research.
Inspiring People

Inspiring people

Geertje van de Heijden

Research Fellow

Dr Geertje van der Heijden, an Anne McLaren Research Fellow, is an ecologist based in the School of Geography, researching how climate change influences tropical forests, focusing on lianas; woody climbing plants.

Read more about this researcher.


Research events

Categories and Classifications: A systematic review of the sharing economy

31 January 2018 (16:00-17:30)
A44, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
Economic Worlds seminar by Phil Northall, University of Nottingham.

Helping create new places for people: reflections on the work of The Land Trust

01 February 2018 (13:00-14:30)
A44, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
School of Geography seminar by Euan Hall, The Land Trust.

Historical geographies of the future: imagination, expectation and prediction in the making of imperial atmospheres

07 February 2018 (16:30-18:30)
A31, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
Cultural and Historical Geography research seminar by Dr Martin Mahony, University of East Anglia.


School of Geography

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

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