Research focuses on the links between fire severity and soil wettability, which when reduced, severely impacts upon the landscape. Findings are contributing to major changes to post-fire assessment policy.

Race on stage

Analysis of the theatrical industry questions how diversity is practiced and identities portrayed with regard to race, and how theatre not only enables stereotypes but reinforces them.


Research examines why age in asylum cases is disputed, concentrating on the process by which age is assessed and questioning dominant concepts of ‘childhood’, as well as the potentially damaging impact of methods for assessing age. 

Weather forecasting

Recent research using satellite data contradicts the widely-debated theory that the Amazon rainforest becomes more productive during seasonal dry periods.

Rainforest Conservation

Our research has assessed the effects of selective logging and climatic change on erosion, forest ecosystems and forest regeneration in Sabah, and designed ways of reducing these negative impacts.