Dr Julie Peacock

The University of Leeds is one of the top places in the UK to study physical geography. We have an excellent reputation for student education and our teaching team also carries out world-leading research. We are currently facing unprecedented global change and the study of Geography has never been more important to help address these complex problems.

My research focuses on plant ecology and climate change. I also undertake educational research, particularly focusing on learning outside the classroom. I think it is very important that our teaching is not only based on the latest geographical research but also on an understanding of how students learn in higher education. 

I enjoy teaching a range of topics in physical geography from ecology to climate science, and am keen to see students learning through seminars, laboratory work, and in the field. I contribute to two residential field trips: a first-year trip to Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales and a second-year trip to the Austrian Alps. I’m proud of the research students produce in final year projects where their training and development through the degree can be showcased and supported through one to one supervision.

As BSc Geography Programme Leader my role is to ensure our students receive the best possible geographical education. We are all determined that research excellence translates into the most up-to-date degree programmes possible. We want to help our students achieve the very high standards set by our successful alumni.

If you have any programme-specific questions please contact me via email: j.peacock@leeds.ac.uk

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