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We are a dynamic group of international researchers committed to providing answers to some of the most pressing geographical and environmental issues of our time including climate change, sustainably, poverty, conflict and health.


We aim to:

  • advance theory and knowledge in areas relating to rapid societal and environmental change
  • engage in international research to inform and influence government policy to make positive impacts on society
  • use research to inform the next generation of geographers and environmental scientists to better understand and manage our sensitive natural and human environments
  • our research is focused within two clusters, one for environmental processes, management and sustainability, and the other researching heritage, conflict and society

Each cluster is led by an expert in their field (Jordan and McDowell), and the director of the Centre for Spatial Data Analytics (CESDA) (Moore), provides strategic leadership for our interdisciplinary research.

Our research clusters

Our research clusters address key issues on a diverse range of physical, natural and human geographical issues that are important for both science and society.

The nature of our work often shares common overarching themes that link research activities between the clusters fostering a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment on important global research challenges.

These interdisciplinary connections are supported by the Centre for Spatial Data Analytics (CESDA).


This is a new strategic research centre that we established to support our interdisciplinary research strategy.

CESDA provides shared geo-spatial expertise and cutting-edge research facilities to encourage and support our interdisciplinary research across the School, University and international research community.