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  • Disaster Resilience and Human Security

Including; Community Based Disaster Reduction, Disaster Education and Communication, Sustainable Livelihoods, Natural Resources Management, Rights Based and Conflict Resolution Approaches.


  • Health Centred Disaster Risk Reduction

Including; Health Security, Infectious Disease Risk Management, and Integrated Food and Livelihood Security.


  • Wellbeing in Disaster and Development

Including; Community Mental Health and Wellbeing, Social Care in Disaster and Development, Gender and Disaster, Migration and Displacement.


  • Disaster Response and Adaptation

Including; Integrated Emergency Management, Energy Security, Relief and Restoration and Climate Change Adaptation.

These themes engage cross cutting and critical issues such as environmental sustainability, uneven development, poverty reduction, rights, civil society, living with uncertainty, adaption to global change, emergency and humanitarian response. The Network works on a number of projects and partnerships utilising its areas of expertise. These projects and partnerships normally attract grant funding from external bodies. 

The network is made up of staff at Northumbria University together with affiliated staff from institutions internationally.

Academic staff and affiliates connected to the Network have international research profiles, meaning that students studying with the Disaster Management and Sustainable Development programme become part of an international community, maximising potential for a career upon graduation through the contacts they will become exposed to. 


Geography and Environmental Sciences Courses

With a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning Geography and Environmental Sciences courses, whatever you want to get out of university, let us show you why you want Northumbria University, Newcastle!


Geography and Environmental Sciences Staff

Our Geography and Environmental Sciences students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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Undergraduate Open Day Events

Looking to study in with us in September? Our Undergraduate Open Day Events are the perfect opportunity for you to find out as much as you can about our wide range of courses and world-class facilities.

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