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Geography Research

A world-leading centre of research, impact, capacity-building and networking in Geography.

At Newcastle Geography our strategic research agenda is to advance world-leading geographical research and scholarship, through productive mutual engagement with diverse stakeholders, to create new knowledge that has societal benefits.

Over the last decade, Newcastle Geography has embarked on an ambitious growth strategy through strategic investment in outstanding new staff across physical and human geography. Our graduate community also continues to grow, and is another benchmark of the quality, vitality and sustainability of our research culture and practice.

We are proud of our multiple research, impact, engagement, and EDI achievements, and our creation of a world-class research environment that enhances the abilities of all our researchers to fulfil their potential.

Over the next decade, we seek to extend our position at the forefront of global research agendas in Geography, and to work closely with colleagues in the UK and internationally to train the next generation of Geography research leaders, as part of an inclusive global interdisciplinary research community.

REF 2021

The results of REF2021 have now been released. Find out more about our REF2021 results

Research clusters and groups

Research in Geography is organised around four established clusters – Physical Geography, Geographies of Social Change, Economic Geographies, and Power, Space and Politics – plus the internationally-renowned Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies

All staff and postgraduates belong to one or more clusters, with cross-cluster global challenges themes also evident around: sustainable livelihoods, environmental change, resilient communities, human health, inclusive growth, social and economic justice and digital futures.

Research-led teaching

We are a diverse and international community of academic researchers and committed teachers. Teaching sits at the heart of our research and impact strategy, and we are proud of our diversity of taught modules offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Collaboration and interdisciplinary connections

Our location in the 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 and support the wellbeing of everyone in our research community and promote inclusivity. Our community is collegial, non-hierarchical, democratic, and supportive.