UCL Research Domains


About Us

The world faces complex environmental problems that endanger our well being, security and future. Environmental complexities resist straightforward solutions, so the UCL Environment Research Domain will draw on the breadth of our expertise to facilitate cross-disciplinary approaches.

The UCL Environment Research Domain brings together the breadth and depth of environmental expertise at UCL, and beyond, aiming to: help to form and support academic communities in aspects of environmental research develop new environmental collaborations and partnerships, within and beyond UCL provide development opportunities for early career environmental researchers. The domain will complement and draw upon existing cross-disciplinary initiatives, whether institution-wide (such as the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities)  more focused activities such those of UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, the UCL Energy Institute, UCL Geography and the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, and partnerships across the wider academic community like the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Our Aims: 

  • To encourage inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary communication and collaboration across and beyond UCL. Especially that which fosters new collaborations, aids the development of research proposals and facilitates research which would not otherwise happen. 
  • To communicate research opportunities and notices across the UCL community and act as a channel to convey key messages.
  • Build external collaborations with key research institutes, organisations, industry stakeholders and policy makers to influence wider communities and decision making, disseminate UCL research and build a network of key stakeholders.
  • Engage with Early Career Researchers through the EDEN network and ensure ECRs have access to multi-disciplinary opportunities and spaces to develop their career
  • Engage with UCL Open: Environment to promote open access to environmental journals.

Join the Environment Domain

If you are a member of UCL research staff and would like to join the Environment Domain community, simply select the IRIS Environment Theme when you update your IRIS profile.


The co-chairs of the Environment Domain are Professor Nick Tyler (Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) and Dr Lakshmi Priya Rajendran (Bartlett School of Architecture)

The co-chairs are supported by an Internal Advisory Network consisting of researchers and professionals from across UCL. This group helps steer domain activities and assist in promoting the domain across their departments. 

Domain activities and research support is administored by Dr Becca Burns, the Strategic Research Facilitator for the Environment Domain (Office of the Vice Provost Research, Innovation and Global Engagement).

To get involved please contact Environment@ucl.ac.uk

Find out more about the Environment Domain Co-Chairs.