Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Brighton’s pioneering research examining men’s unwanted sexual experiences

University of Brighton is running a groundbreaking research project spotlighting the widely overlooked area of men’s unwanted sexual experiences (MUSE). Led by Dr Carl Bonner-Thompson and Dr Kirsty McGregor, MUSE is speaking to some of the many men who have had unwanted sexual experiences at some point in their life, focusing initially on the London and South East region…

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Air monitoring station

Clean Air Day sees Brighton observatory partner with leading national air quality network

In the run-up to Clean Air Day on 17 June, the Brighton Atmospheric Observatory has joined up with a globally-recognised UK observatory network. The Brighton Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) has joined up with NERC’s National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) as a community observatory under the Atmospheric Monitoring and Observations Facility (AMOF) network – a move which puts…

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River researcher honoured with prestigious Royal Geographic Society Award

Professor Phil Ashworth has received the Cuthbert Peek Award for pioneering research that has boosted understanding of river dynamics and flooding worldwide. The Cuthbert Peek Award recognises those “advancing geographical knowledge of human impact on the environment through the application of contemporary methods, including those of earth observation and mapping”. It is one of a…

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Dr Kevin Wyche

Major grant to Brighton for urgent research into air transmission of COVID-19

University of Brighton atmospheric expert Kevin Wyche has received an urgent response research grant to further his work on COVID-19 transmission in the air.

Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou

Brighton researcher leads the way in vital mapping of mysterious Atlantic depths

Pioneering deep sea research carried out by Brighton lecturer Dr Aggeliki Georgiopoulou has been highlighted in a feature by Eco magazine. Dr Georgiopoulou is Senior Lecturer in the School of Environment and Technology,and was chief scientist on an expedition in 2018 aboard the Irish Research Vessel Celtic Explorer that is producing important – and sometimes astonishing – findings about…

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informal settlements in India

Delivering new insights to improve sanitation across developing economies

The University of Brighton is delivering pioneering research to help address the sanitation crisis across Asia and Africa. The work of the University aims to enhance off–grid economies and improve the wellbeing of poor and vulnerable women and men, and marginalised communities such as Dalits, migrants, sanitation workers and refugees. An interdisciplinary team from across…

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Annie in Westminster

Brighton researcher claims European Geosciences Union prize

Dr Annie Ockelford has been recognised for bringing geoscience to a wider audience by Europe’s leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research. Dr Ockelford, a geomorphologist  who specialises in the study of rivers, including flooding and microplastics, has received the Katia and Maurice Krafft Award by the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which has…

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Could a reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions cause other problems?

Research involving the University of Brighton during COVID-19 lockdown claims that while some harmful pollutants declined, others were able to thrive. The research, led by Dr Kevin Wyche, Principal Lecturer in Atmospheric Science, found that a reduction of vehicles on the road during UK lockdown led to a reduction in the levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in…

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Professor Dave Nash

Professor Nash discusses the recent Stonehenge research he led on which attracted global headlines

David Nash, Professor of Physical Geography talks about the origin of the giant sarsen stones at Stonehenge and the climate crisis. To listen, click below or listen via Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Alternatively, most of the podcast is transcribed below – please note, this is auto-transcribed and there are likely to be errors throughout. My guest this week…

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Pieter in river

Winning the Environmental Award will always remind me what I can achieve

I am the recipient of the Environmental Award from the University of Brighton for my dissertation which investigated possible links in pathogen transport in water and microplastics. I was incredibly surprised to hear that I had won, I was confident in my work, but I understood it was highly competitive with several brilliant projects being…

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