Our Research Groups reflect staff interests, key thematics in Geography and related fields, and are closely connected to RCUK initiatives, as well as to the interests of charitable trusts and other stakeholders.
Our groups are a major part of our research culture. Whilst we do not have a 'one size fits all' model, group activity includes internal research collaborations, regular internal discussion fora, visits by international researchers and research groups, and involvement in virtual seminar series, alongside the more standard cross-department seminar series in both human and physical geography. In addition, there are programmes of activity connected to the large research grant programmes held in the department: Changing Families, Changing Food, and to the University-based research centres with which we are associated: CSC (Catchment Science Centre), SCIDR (Sheffield Centre for International Drylands Research), SEERC (South East European Research Centre), CWIPP (The Centre for Well-being in Public Policy) and CSCY (The Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth).
If you are interested in working with us, in basing yourself with us (as an independent researcher and/or for a study leave period) or in potential research collaborations, please do get in touch with the relevant groups via the group facilitator. Current facilitators are listed in brackets below. If you are interested in working with a particular researcher as a postgraduate student, please contact the appropriate academic member of staff.
Our research groups
Ecosystem Dynamics & Biogeochemistry (Professor Phil Wookey and Dr Helen Moggridge)
Environmental Reconstruction & Observation (Professor Mark Bateman & Dr Andrew McGonigle)