Geography at Queen’s, founded in 1928, has shaped key research agendas across the discipline spanning the physical and human worlds. In human geography we have led debates on the role of space and place in the global geographies of knowledge, politics and power, and made major contributions to understanding the cultural legacies of war, the intellectual history of climate reductionism, and the changing geographies of ethnic diversity, inequalities, and migration. In physical geography our work is contributing to research on climate and environmental change across multiple timescales, climate adaptation and mitigation (carbon capture and storage, and nature-based solutions) peatland dynamics, and soil erosion. Our innovative work in geoforensics is having wide application in crime scene investigations. In Geographical Information Science (GISci), novel interdisciplinary research using big data approaches is helping us to address issues relating to health and the environment and to develop new tools for tracking migration. Interdisciplinarity, and a commitment to the co-production of knowledge with non-academic partners, are hallmarks of our work, giving geographical research at Queen's a central role in contemporary debates about social, cultural and environmental futures.
KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
It has become increasingly clear that new sources of renewable energy will be insufficient for helping the British government to achieve their greenhouse gas emissions targets. This project will lead to a better understanding of the potential and application for CCS in the North Sea.
This project provides an innovative analysis of how people's lived experiences of socio-economic inequality are shaped by the complex dynamics of urban change in South Africa and how such experiences in turn shape the country's urban social fabric.
Research Expertise of Geography Staff:
- Climate Science
- Cryospheric Science
- Cultural Geography
- Development Geography
- Environmental Change
- GI Science
- Health and Place
- Historical Geography
- History of Geography
- Earth-System Science
- Political Geography
- Population Geography
- Postcolonial Geography
- Social Geography
Centre for Data Digitisation (CCDA)
One of the leading Digital Humanities units within the UK and Ireland, the centre aims to develop digital humanities in a holistic way, producing resources that use the latest technologies and working with innovative methodologies to interrogate digital resources and 'big data'.
Centre for GIS and Geomatics (CGISG)
The centre supports research across the Geography discipline and more widely, promoting research, teaching and outreach in the fields of spatial science, geomatics/geodetics, geostatistical analysis, geo-programming and digital mapping, and hosts a diverse array of spatial data resources via web-based mapping portals.
Centre for Canadian Studies (CCS)
The CCS aims to promote a better understanding of Canadian society, culture and environment within both the University and wider community. Working across disciplines, it connects research in Canada to international research and policy agendas.
|STAFF NAME||RESEARCH INTERESTS|
|Dr Merav Amir||Cultural and Political Geographyemail@example.com|
|Dr Jeremy Auerbach||Geographical Information Science; Urban Studies; Environmental Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Maarten Blaauw||Palaeoecology; radiocarbon email@example.com|
|Dr Gemma Catney||Population and Social Geographyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Oliver Dunnett||Cultural, Historical and Political Geographyemail@example.com|
|Dr Paul Ell||Historical Geographyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Diarmid Finnegan||Historical Geographyemail@example.com|
|Dr Satish Kumar||Historical and Cultural Geographyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof Keith Lilley||Historical Geographyemail@example.com|
|Prof David Livingstone||History of Geographyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof Chris Lloyd||Geographical Information Science; Population Geography; Historical Geographyemail@example.com|
|Dr Niall Majury||Economic Geographyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof Jennifer McKinley||Environmental Change; Geostatisticsemail@example.com|
|Dr Donal Mullan||Climate Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Andrew Newton||Carbon capture and glacial email@example.com|
|Dr Gill Plunkett||Reconstructing past environments; past climate change; human-environment relationships; volcanic impacts; tephrochronology; palynology; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof Helen Roe||Environmental Changeemail@example.com|
|Dr Alastair Ruffell||Environmental Change; Geoforensicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Ian Shuttleworth||Social and Population Geographyemail@example.com|
|Dr Tristan Sturm||Political Geographyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof Graeme Swindles||Environmental Change; Earth System Science; Peatland Ecosystemsemail@example.com|