Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Support for female researchers in STEMM

As part of International Women in Engineering Day 2017, Dr Mary Geary, research fellow in our school, shares her experience of a career in STEMM research and the support she received from the University of Brighton on returning to STEMM research after a career break. Find out more here.

Where did we come from?

The American weekly news magazine Newsweek has interviewed Dr James Cole, our expert in Human Origins and Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, on the new theory that our ancestors came from Europe, not Africa.  

Castles and Roses: University of Brighton research project

University of Brighton research project helps Canal and River Trust develop canal heritage in post-industrial Manchester  As part of the European Waterways Heritages project, SECP researchers Abigail Wincott and Paul Gilchrist, with PI Professor Neil Ravenscroft, have unveiled three new canal heritage trails for three under-appreciated areas of Manchester. For the two-year project, the team…

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Dinosaur expert’s double award

The University of Brighton’s dinosaur expert, Dr Susannah Maidment, has won two top awards. Dr Susannah Maidment has collected the Palaeontological Association’s Hodson Award for her 10 years research following her PhD and her contribution to science. Her nominee said: “Susie is an outstanding early career palaeontologist who has made several highly significant and substantial…

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Your country’s air needs you!

“Everyone has a part to play in reducing air pollution that is killing as many as 50,000 people every year in the UK,” says Dr Kevin Wyche, lecturer on our Geography BA(Hons) course. He was commenting on BBC Sussex Radio about latest figures showing pollution levels in parts of Brighton and Hove remain above EU and…

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Award win

Congratulations to Dr Susie Maidment, senior lecturer in our school, who received the Hodson Award at an awards ceremony this week from the Palaeontological Association. The Hodson Award is presented to a palaeontologist within ten years of their PhD for notable contributions to the science. The Palaeontological Association was founded in 1957 and has become one…

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PhD research findings taken up by leading humanitarian organisations

Dr Emanuele Sozzi, pictured (right) with one of his supervisors, Professor Huw Taylor, returned to the UK this summer to celebrate the award of his University of Brighton PhD degree at our summer awards ceremony. Emanuele began working with Huw’s team in Haiti following the 2010 cholera epidemic, where as a Médecins Sans Frontières engineer…

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The complexity of microplastic pollution

Our very own Matt Turley, PhD student at the Aquatic Research Centre has been on the news! Matt was interviewed on Channel 5 news about the dangers of microplastics, following a report issued by The Environmental Audit Committee of the House of Commons. The report calls for the government to ban the use of microplastics…

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Geophysical survey reveals hidden Preston Park feature

Brighton Museum, the University of Brighton and Brighton & Hove Archaeological Society have completed a geophysical survey of Brighton’s Preston Park – and discovered a Second World War secret. The survey, supported by the Friends of Preston Park, looked beneath the surface of the park to find signs of archaeological activity. Brighton and Hove has…

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