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Global Security
and Resilience

Our expertise in Global Security and Resilience spans a wide range of academic subjects and perspectives, but has the common goal of providing the world’s growing population with a sustainable and secure way of living.

We explore how the world’s forests, and its flora and fauna are evolving in response to climate change, and investigate how humans interact with the world – whether that is face-to-face in the field of international diplomacy, or digitally, within the context of cyber security.

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Extreme Events

Extreme events can range from bereavement to flooding; disease to social unrest. We research how societies and ecosystems can prepare for the unexpected.

Environmental Change

Driven by human influence, environmental change is accelerating. We explore sustainable solutions for a more resilient future.

Global Food Security

The global population is expected to rise from 7.6 billion to 9.8 billion by 2050. Our ambition is to ensure that there is enough food for future generations.

Human Security, Conflict and Cooperation

We explore the impact of climate change on human security, and identify ways to manage the conflicts it causes.

Being Connected

Social division and exclusion are increasing worldwide. We tackle inequality by analysing social networks, geographies and big data technologies.

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Take a closer look at all of our research programmes and see how we're working to make a difference for individuals and communities nationally and internationally. 

Researcher spotlight

Professor Andrew Tyler is at the forefront of a world-leading project aiming to improve access to fresh water across the globe and develop more resilient, healthy and sustainable communities.

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PhD Profile – Kat Raines

PhD researcher Kat Raines has spent the last three years investigating how damaging radiation is to bumblebees in Chernobyl – her findings have captured the attention of international policymakers, academics and media.

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Cultures, Communities and Society

Striving to bring communities together in mutually-beneficial ways.

Cultures, Communities and Society

Living Well

Helping people to maintain, attain or regain good health.

Living Well
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