External engagement

We work closely with many organisations outside of academia in order to communicate our research, develop new projects and explore research questions and findings in applied settings. Our contribution to society has been achieved through direct engagement with organisations who use our research, a range of practitioner focused engagements, and links with local and national government.  

Collaborations and partnerships

Our researchers are dedicated to cultivating and expanding a network of national and international collaborations that support knowledge transfer, community engagement and research.

Anne RobertsonJulia ReissDaniel Perkins and  Antonia Ford have developed strong links with Brazil, working with limnologists at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (NERC-Newton) and the Federal University of Sao Carlos, with the Federal University of Parana State on invasive fish species and more widely across Brazil via an Ecosystem Services workshop for early career scientists (British Council).


Participants at the Ecosystem Services workshop for early career scientists


In the EU-ITN HypoTRAIN that focussed on hyporheic zone processes,  Anne Robertson and Julia Reiss collaborated with scientists from 8 countries across disciplines such as biogeochemistry, contaminant chemistry, hydrology, modelling, microbiology and ecology.

Isabel Magalhaes has worked with an international team from Spain and Mexico to untangle the evolutionary history of an amazingly diverse species of cichlid fish.