Research in Geography, Geology and the Environment (GGE)

Merapi volcano Geography, Geology/Geoscience, Environmental Science and Environment & Sustainability at Keele are taught by experienced, well-qualified and enthusiastic staff.

All of the staff are active within their discipline, carrying out cutting-edge research in physical and human geography, geology/geoscience, environmental science and sustainability, writing research papers and books, winning contracts for funded work and playing important roles nationally and internationally within their areas of expertise.

Town centre In the UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), 98% of our research in ‘Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences’ and ‘Social Work and Social Policy’ was rated as internationally recognised, with 57% and 74%, respectively, achieving the top two grades (3* or 4*), denoting internationally excellent or world-leading research.

We have a good balance of academic staff members, contract research staff and postgraduate students from different academic backgrounds, from different countries and with different subject specialisms covering all the key areas of Geography, Geology and the Environment, and creating a vibrant, multi- and inter-disciplinary research environment.

soil sampling Research in GGE is supported by a range of modern analytical facilities for both field- and laboratory-based research, and has attracted funding from the UK and European Research Councils, charities, industry, as well as local and regional agencies and organisations.

Our research comes under the umbrella of the Research Centre for Geography, Geology and Environment, one of seven research centres within the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Please follow this link to the Research Centre for Geography, Geology and Environment for further information about our research.

Dr Ralf Gertisser

Centre Lead – Research Centre for Geography, Geology and Environment

Tel.: 01782 733181

Email: r.gertisser@keele.ac.uk