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.

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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.

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Research events

Slavery from space - how geographers do it

21 November 2018 (17:00-19:00)
A48 Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus
Hosted by the Nottingham branch of the Geographical Association - School Of Education and School of Geography


School of Geography

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

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