Our research draws upon and contributes to geographical thinking to provide an understanding of issues affecting contemporary society. Our work is characterised by well-contextualised empirical studies that further geographical knowledge and are valuable to policy makers and practitioners.
Members of the our research group are interested in issues including the social and cultural geographies of artistic and everyday practices, the use of urban public spaces, family migration processes, students in higher education, citizenship, rural life, transport and travel, and the relationship between the armed forces and society.
Our research was rated highly in the 2014 REF exercise, both for its academic significance and its broader societal impact. Research is undertaken across Europe and with a large number of colleagues in universities across the UK and beyond. Current and recent projects have been supported by grant funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, The European Union, the French National Research Agency, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and the UK Government.