The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Geography Research

Geography Research

Geography at Newcastle is internationally known as a leading centre of geographical research.

We practise diverse forms of research in both human geography and physical geography. We pursue work that is theoretically and empirically innovative, while being socially and politically engaged. We value research that is locally embedded and that is global in its scope and outlook

We have a tradition of research that is committed to positive impacts on society, is openly accessible to all, and engages with diverse audiences and communities.

Our research community comprises more than 100 academics, support staff and postgraduates who generate a vibrant intellectual environment.

Our research activity in Geography is organised through a number of clusters:

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Newcastle's geographers improved their national standing from 23rd in 2008 to 10th in 2014 according to HEFCE. The excellent quality of publications and other research outputs was recognised, with 80% of Newcastle's geography research output graded 4* or 3* ('world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'), ranking us 4th nationally overall for output quality. The impact of our research was ranked equal third nationally with 70% found to be of the highest quality - 4* - 'world-leading'.

Geography at Newcastle is home to the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies and staff in Geography play an important role in Faculty Research Groups such as the Cultural Significance of Place, Military, War and Security and Newcastle Anthropocene Research Groups.

Our location in a School of Geography, Politics and Sociology allows us to situate geographical scholarship at the heart of new work in a range of disciplines. We value research that is interdisciplinary and located within and across geography.

We are committed to equality and diversity in all of our work. We support the well-being of everyone in our research community and promote inclusivity. Our community is collegial, non-hierarchical, democratic, and supportive.