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Research

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.

Adam AlgarInspiring people

Adam Algar

Adam Algar is Associate Professor in Ecology in the School of Geography. He teaches on a number of undergraduate modules, including Techniques in Physical Geography, which includes a field trip to Malham, North Yorkshire.

Read more about this researcher.
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Recent research grants

A selection of grants recently awarded to the school:

  • Doreen Boyd, 2018. Peatland Assessment in SE Asia with Satellite (PASSES). UK Space Agency, International Partnership Programme. £150,611.
  • Simon Gosling, 2017. Knowledge transfer package for PESETA IV project. European Commission. £102,219.
  • Suzanne McGowan, 2017. Assessing recent human impacts on the Red River Delta, Vietnam to enable sustainable management. RCUK, Newton Fund UK-Indonesia-Malaysia-Phillipines-Thailand Small Scale Research Partnerships. £368,537.
  • Susanne Seymour, 2016. Practising reparative histories in rural heritage sites. AHRC, Follow-on Fund Highlight notice, Impact and Commercialisation. £72,512.
  • Charles Watkins, 2016. Topographical art and landscape history. Leverhulme Trust. £141,462.
 

Research events

Recent trends and future challenges in the status of UK geography

Date
13 November 2018 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
a41, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
Description
School of Geography seminar series with speaker Rita Gardner, Former Director, Royal Geographical Society.

Next the Sea: Eccles and the Anthroposcenic

Date
14 November 2018 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
A31, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
Description
Cultural and Historical Geography research seminar by David Matless, University of Nottingham.
 

 

School of Geography

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

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