Human Geography Research Group

The Human Geography Research Group at Birmingham carries out theoretically and empirically informed research aimed at understanding how social practices and relations are conditioned by space and place.

Our four research subthemes exist to bring our expertise together on particular topics: Geopolitics and the carceral; Adapting to energy and environmental uncertainties; Urban and regional studies; Embodied geographies.

We have an extensive track record of grant capture from the UK’s Research Councils, the EU’s Framework Programmes, the Nuffield Foundation, the European Science Foundation, and a range of government bodies and charitable organisations from across the world. Colleagues have good external collaborations and have established an excellent public engagement profile. We strongly engage with policy, especially with regard to urban regeneration, migration, detention and imprisonment, renewable energy, fuel poverty and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

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