Our world-leading research addresses issues of significance in Global Environmental Change spanning a broad range of social, environmental and geological subjects. We have a thriving postgraduate research community, with PhD students investigating topics closely aligned to staff research interests.

For further information on our research activities, please visit our staff pages.

Research highlights

About our research

We lead major international projects, for instance researching coastal community vulnerability to storms in Thailand (Newton Fund), sand dune evolution in NW England (Natural Environment Research Council) and malaria risk mapping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Global Challenges Research Fund).

Our research has meaningful societal impact, with work on peat swamp conservation contributing to environmental policy documents published by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, and coastal geomorphology findings being exploited by the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership to influence operational environmental management practices.

Our research activities are aligned with the University’s Institute for Social Responsibility and the Data Science STEM Research Centre.

PhD Studentships in Geography

Research in the Department is aided by high quality laboratories and specialist ICT facilities. Staff have developed an extensive network of research links with environmental organizations and other universities in the UK and overseas.

We welcome applications across our full range of research interests and general enquiries should be addressed to Dr James

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