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Department of Geography

Department of Geography

 Department of Geography

We in the Department of Geography are delighted to celebrate the achievements of Women in Science this week leading up to International Women's day. We have recognised the historic under-representation of women in the natural science and are committed to redressing that situation at every level. We are proud that we now employ more than 18 women pursuing research and careers in physical science including laboratory technicians, research staff and lecturing staff. We have more than 20 women pursuing postgraduate research in natural sciences and 38% of our BSc intake are women.

Our female scientists do world leading work on diverse research areas including fluvial geomorphology, ice sheet history and evolution, oceanography and marine geology, sea level change, water resource management, land degradation and ecogeomorphology in drylands. They carry out fieldwork all round the world including in Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska, North American deserts, tropical islands, India, the UK, the North and Irish Seas, the Southern and Pacific Oceans; whilst others push forward science through computer modelling and laboratory experiments. All these research fields are reflected in grant income, ongoing research projects and form the focus of international peer-reviewed journal articles. In recognition of their cutting edge research, accolades received include NERC fellowships and grants, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, doctoral studentship awards, invitations to speak at worldwide conferences and training schools and positions as international journal editors.

We support a healthy working environment in which all our staff, male and female, social and natural scientists, can thrive. Our commitment is reflected in our recent accreditation by the Gender Equality Charter Mark.

Our International Women's Day Biographies


Contact Details

Department of Geography
Durham University
Lower Mountjoy
South Road, Durham

Tel: 0191 3341800
Fax: 0191 3341801

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