Research projects

Our department is home to a number of funded research projects.


Our current research projects include:

Lead staff member Research associates Project Funder Dates
Prof Grant Bigg Jennifer Ross NW Atlantic iceberg season forecast Ocean Risk Initiative Ongoing
Dr Ruth Little

Dr Judith Tsouvalis

Agri-Environmental Governance Post-Brexit ESRC Feb 2019 - Nov 2021
Dr Andrew McGonigle Dr Tom Pering Development of sensors for NASA lunar program NASA Sep 2018 -
Dr Luke Temple   Non-party campaigning and digital technologies BA / Leverhulme Oct 2018 - Apr 2020
Dr Ophélie Véron Prof Jenny Pickerill Is the Alternative City a Just City? Geographies of Race, Class and Gender in Alternative Food Movements    
Prof Peter Jackson Dr Matt Watson, Rorie Parsons Plastics: redefining single-use EPSRC 2019 - 2020
Prof Chris Clark Project team PALGLAC: Palaeoglaciological advances to understand Earth's ice sheets ERC 2018 - 2023
Dr Luke Whaley   The politics of believing: understanding how worldviews shape access to land and water in rural Uganda GCRF Jun 2019 - Jun 2021
Dr Charis Enns   Decolonising Human Wildlife Conflicts BA / Leverhulme Jan 2019 - Dec 2021
Dr Charis Enns   Mega-infrastructure and insecurities in sub-Saharan Africa QR GCRF Jul 2019 - Jul 2020
Prof Frances Cleaver Dr Luke Whaley (PDRA) Hidden Crisis: Unravelling Current Failures for Future Success in Groundwater Supplies NERC / ESRC / DFID Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
Prof Frances Cleaver Brock Bersaglio (PDRA), Dan Brockington Greenmentality: A Political Ecology of the Green Economy in the Global South Research Council of Norway May 2016 - Dec 2020
Prof Frances Cleaver Cristobal Bonelli (PDRA) Transformations to Groundwater Sustainability (T2G2S) NORFACE / EU / ESRC Dec 2018 - Nov 2021
Prof Richard Phillips Dr Nafhesa Ali and Dr Kristina Diprose (PDRAs) Storying Relationships: the stories and practices of young British Pakistani Muslims AHRC May 2019 - Nov 2019
Dr Tom Pering   Degassing at Basaltic Volcanoes: The Multiple Vent Problem Royal Society 2018 -
Dr Tom Pering   Resilience to volcanic hazards in developing countries GCRF 2019 - 2020

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