Geography and the Lived Environment Institute
The Geography and the Lived Environment Institute is comprised of geographers and environmental scientists who study the social, cultural, political, economic and physical processes that create and reshape the world.
Our overarching goal is cutting-edge research that matters and makes a difference, intellectually and practically. Our research is broad, interdisciplinary and diverse.
As a collective, we draw on and contribute to the arts, humanities, the social sciences and the environmental sciences. We are always striving for a critical and ethical approach to understanding the world, and we work with communities near and far to achieve positive transformations in people's lives.
We work with a range of theoretical approaches, and our research is conducted in the Global North and Global South.
We embrace a range of themes across geography, the geo-humanities and the geosciences, including:
|cities and urban geographies||mobilities||health and well-being|
|food cultures||media and new technologies||data science and infrastructures|
|energy and post-carbon transitions||environmental change and conservation||writing and performing|
|race, gender and sexuality||social movements||hazards and disasters|
|political ecology||animal studies|
Our research groups
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our research, academic staff may belong to one or more groups across our School institutes.