Our world-leading research elucidates the complex relationships between societies, economies, governments and the environment (both natural and built).

Projects generally revolve around four core themes: environmental change; governance, policy and practice; poverty and social justice; and urbanism.

These themes are designed to resonate with stakeholders on local, national and international scales, bringing together researchers across our five disciplines.

In addition, we contribute to many high-profile research centres that touch the lives of communities worldwide and improve outcomes to people from all backgrounds; these include the Centre for Development Informatics (CDI), which researches information and communication technologies (ICTs) in socio-economic development, and Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID), a global partnership investigating the kinds of politics that promote development.