As expected in a vibrant research-active unit, all Geography staff and Ph.D. students work at the cutting edge of both Human and Physical Geography. This is fostered through two research groups Environment  and Society that provide a disciplinary focus to our work. We also promote engagement at the boundaries of our groups, fostering collaboration and sharing three common strategic aims for all our research:

  • To advance theory connecting areas of social justice, environmental change, security and resilience with social transformation and the interplay between environment and society
  • To develop innovative methodological approaches to geographical research, underpinned by sound ethical practice
  • To make evidence-based contributions to policy debates via close engagement, co-production and knowledge exchange with users.

Alongside this focus, staff are also at the forefront of championing the relevance of geographical perspectives within larger scale disciplinary initiatives and projects.  In the University this means Geography staff leading the  Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR a partnership between the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute) and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research  (SIPR) and the International Network of Generational Transfers Research (INTEGRATE).  Additionally, staff make significant contributions to the University’s  UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science, the Social Dimensions of Health Institute , the SFC/ESRC funded Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN), and the Geddes Institute for Urban Research.

Research centres