Department of Geography


Sussex Geography faculty enjoy reputations for world-class academic research as well as policy-relevant studies on global socio-economic and cultural transformations, and on sensitive environmental systems.

This research includes a number of research projects funded by UK research councils such as ESRC, AHRC and NERC, as well as major contributions to policy debates within the UK government, EU and other international organisations.

Organisationally this research in the Department of Geography is divided into five research clusters many of which have strong relationships with interdisciplinary research centres at Sussex

Four themes cut across and link our research clusters, ensuring that we pool expertise around particular programmes of research. These are: the Human Dimensions of Climate Change; the role of Rising Powers in local and global socio-economic transformations; Surface-Atmosphere Interactions, and Legacies of the British Diaspora.

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Research clusters

Research centres

Sussex Centre for Migration Research image from SCMR and Migration out of Poverty image from Migrating out of Poverty Research Consortium.