Research

From Antarctica to Africa, global warming to disaster risk reduction, Geography takes place on a truly global scale at Northumbria.

From Antarctica to Africa, global warming to disaster risk reduction, Geography takes place on a truly global scale at Northumbria. Research in this department is focused in four groups: Cold and Palaeo Environments, Social and Cultural Geographies, Disasters, Development and Resilience, and Environmental Geochemistry and Ecology.

Prospective PhD students: Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD or MSc by research exist in all the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from The Graduate School.

Visiting scholars: We welcome visiting academics - please contact Dr. Ben Brock

To access research outputs in this area and others, please visit Northumbria Research Link.


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Cold & Palaeo Environments

Research involves field based projects in cold regions across the globe, including Antarctica, a range of high Arctic European and Canadian sites, New Zealand, the Alps, Alaska and Chile.

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Disasters, Development & Resilience

Work in this area focuses on key themes of sustainability and resilience. The group has an evidence based approach to policy formulation based on fieldwork, using this empirical information to inform theoretical debates on vulnerability, sustainability, resilience, energy and health.

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Environmental Geochemistry & Ecology

Research in this area is focused upon the sustainability of the physical, chemical and biological environments. There is a strong focus on the application of these fields to problems from the local to global scale.

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Social and Cultural Geographies

The Social and Cultural Geographies group embraces a range of interests across human geography at Northumbria, whilst incorporating links with cognate social science subjects and encompassing relationships with organisations outside of academia.

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Northumbrian Environmental Training and Research Centre (NETREC)

The Northumbrian Environmental Training and Research Centre (NETREC) is a dedicated research, consultancy and training unit within the University of Northumbria. We have been offering consultancy and training services since 1996.

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Learning and Teaching

Our work is based on educational research across the academic disciplines of architecture, built environment, computing, engineering, geography, information sciences, mathematics, physics and statistics.

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