The School of Environment and Technology generates new knowledge of earth systems, human actions that affect the natural and built environment, and civil engineering. Impacting on the local environment, national policy and global economy, society and design, our research covers five themes:
- Applied geosciences
- Ecology, landscape and pollution management
- Society, space and environment
- Ground, water and structural engineering
- Sustainable construction and environmental planning
- The university's most successful research income earner, the school was awarded £4.16 million of external income in 2008-9 and £2.41m in 2009-10.
- The school has 43 postgraduate students and the mean completion time for full-time students is less than four years.
- In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008) we made a SET submission to Earth Systems and Environmental Science (UoA17) (pdf). Also, three staff were integral to the Art and Design submission (UoA63) (pdf).
- RAE2008 confirmed that 90% of research submitted by the school was of international standing.
- Staff chair such bodies as the British Society for Geomorphology Research Committee and the Biogeography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society; chair and are members of Research Council grant panels and peer review colleges (NERC, EPSRC, AHRC), EU Framework 7 panels and Royal Geographical Society Awards; are on the editorial boards of journals including Local Economy, Journal of the Russell Society, Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Journal of Retail and Leisure Property, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism and Science of the Total Environment; hold Visiting Professor or Honorary Research positions in Australia, South America and Africa; chair international conferences and hold major consultant positions and others work for industrial sponsors.
You can download our Spring 2013 research seminar programme (pdf) here.