Research in the School centres around five research themes that cut across traditional discipline boundaries and respond to major research challenges.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution
Meteorology and Climate
Persistent Organic Pollutants
Structure and properties of the Earth's subsurface
Diverse economies and communities
Energy, society and place
Transitions and transformations
Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management
Strategic spatial planning
Urban regeneration and resilience
Together, they embrace a wide range of physical science, biological science, social sciences and humanities, which also link across the College of Life & Environmental Sciences and to other colleges in the University. Other strengths, such as urban research and sustainability, bridge across the five research groupings within the School.