The Department is a research-rich academic community with a well-established reputation in the fields of biology, chemistry, geography and environmental science.

Research in the Department was highly rated in REF2014, with significant contributions made to UOA3 Allied Health, UOA7 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, UOA 15 General Engineering and UOA23 Sociology.

Working in partnership

We work with research institutions, industry partners, national organisations and NGOs worldwide, to deliver solutions that address challenges posed in environmental change and sustainability, socio-economic, cultural and political change, health and advanced materials.

Our research activity is mostly carried out through groups and centres across the Department, Faculty and the University. 

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Research and Enterprise