School of Human Sciences news archive
London Met experts host workshop discussing biological security
The Biological Security Research Centre at London Met recently held a hybrid workshop with scientific experts from across the globe.
London Met student selected as finalist in National STEM Awards
Nada Abuknesha, a student from the School of Human Sciences, was shortlisted for the STEM for Britain poster competition.
London Met set to host the GL Brown Prize Lecture Series
A series of lectures will be held at London Met in conjunction with the Physiological Society.
London Met undergraduates present research at prestigious international conference
Two students from the School of Human Sciences presented their Chemistry research at the World Congress on Undergraduate Research
Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Dietetics and Nutrition Teaching at London Met
Wednesday 11 January marked 70 years of dietician training at the university.
London Met awarded £5.8 million to support creation of nursing courses
University given maximum award from the Office for Students to create courses that address critical nursing shortages in London.
London Met team published in distinguished chemistry journal
A research collaboration between the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science group and a group of students was published in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry.
Preparing for global biological security education
London Met Professor addressed an exciting new education initiative at an international conference.
London Met academics among the most cited in the world
Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to data from Elsevier and Stanford University.
The importance of 'dual use' research for international biosecurity
Lijun Shang and his colleagues advocate for increased biosecurity education and awareness of the importance of training personnel in ethical reviewing in a letter published in Nature.
London Met supports British Neuroscience Association’s scholars programme
The programme will create fairness and opportunity for neuroscience students of all backgrounds.
"Major improvement" needed in biosecurity education of life scientists, say experts
The research identified key deficiencies in security education in bioscience, including a lack of people with expertise in humanities and ethics, and a lack of translated material.
London Met student awarded Royal Society of Chemistry research bursary
Undergraduate chemistry student Fizaa Omran won the prestigious bursary and got the chance to participate in a research project.
London Met welcomes Julie-Ann Maclaren as Head of Nursing
We caught up with Dr Maclaren, who is leading the development of the University’s new Nursing programmes, which will begin next year.
London Met Lecturer receives prestigious RIA Chemistry award
Analytical Chemistry lecturer Dr Priyanka Ganguly, won the Kathleen Lonsdale award, given by the Royal Irish Academy.
Juggling motherhood with university
The understanding and support lecturers showed Shannon, who combined her degree with raising three children, was one of the best things about studying at London Met, she says.
How London Met is working to support refugees
Vice Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs discusses a new initiative that sees London Met twinned with a Ukrainian university, and our other impactful work to support refugee communities.
The meaning of 'Home' amongst racially minoritised communities in London
London Met lecturer Dr Alya Khan led a research team of staff and students in discussion around the cultural practices surrounding the home.
London Met scores highly in latest National Student Survey
The high quality of London Met's teaching, student community and student voice was showcased in the 2022 NSS.
London Met comes out for Pride
London Met joined the London Pride Parade for the first time in its 50-year history this weekend. Wendy Sloane, Associate Professor of Journalism reports from the celebrations.
London Met hosts Great Science Share with local schools
Six Islington primary schools came to London Met for an annual campaign to inspire young people to share their scientific questions.
Biological Sciences at London Met ranks 9th in UK for graduate prospects
The results were published in the latest Complete University Guide.
High levels of student satisfaction showcased in Complete University Guide
London Met ranked 5th for student satisfaction nationally in the newly released rankings.
London Met's international excellence highlighted in REF 2021
The impact of London Met's maths research was joint top in the UK, while overall 86% of our research is internationally recognised and 60% is world-leading or internationally excellent.
Celebrating London Met's Big Ideas
Entrepreneurs and social innovators from across the University were highlighted at the Big Idea Challenge awards ceremony.
Biosecurity experts stress value of biosecurity education in preventing misuse of life sciences
The Biological Security Research Centre will address the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention to raise awareness of chemical and biological security issues in scientific practice.
London Met appoints Chloe Milano as first Executive Director of People
Newly created role will lead on the recruitment, development and retention of academic and professional staff.
London Met Professor joins scientific committee of major international conference
Professor of Biomedical Sciences Lijun Shang will be a scientific contributor to RegPep24, which aims to accelerate progress in understanding the role of regulatory peptides in systems.
London Met academic named UK Coaching Hero
Dr Lucas S. Capalbo received the UK Coaching Hero Award in recognition of his work to motivate children to keep active during Covid lockdowns and to overcome anxieties around exercise.
London Met's Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science courses recognised for teaching innovation
The University was awarded a prize in recognition of the success of the Education for Social Justice Framework in reducing the degree-awarding gap.
The rise of misinformation and the role of science education
London Met’s Rev Dr Gordon Sinclair will explore science misinformation in a talk at the Institute of Biomedical Science Congress.
London Met launches Pre-registration Physiotherapy MSc for ambitious graduates
Physiotherapy offers a rewarding, well-paid career path, with practitioners increasingly in demand.
London Met pharmacist joins scientific committee of major international conference
Dr Bruno Sil dos Santos, a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacology, will play an important role in organising the 32nd IFSCC Conference.
Improving the health of UK firefighters
London Met's Public Health Nutrition Research Group will use three new body composition analysers to support the work of the Firefighters Charity.
The importance of face coverings in preventing the spread of Covid
Dr Una Fairbrother discusses the efficacy of masks in reducing Covid infections and why we’re asking all students and staff to ensure they wear face coverings while on campus.
New international study shows benefits of omega-3 fats in Type-2-Diabetes
Senior author of the study Professor Laurence Harbige explains that this study provides important data which could improve health recommendations and outcomes for Type-2-Diabetics.
London Met team launch survey to explore access to NHS services this winter
A new survey aims to understand the experiences of North Londoners in accessing NHS services and the health-related decisions they are making.
London Met welcomes Vice Chancellor's PhD scholars
These scholarships form part of London Met's commitment to improving the experiences, opportunities and outcomes of students and colleagues from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
London Met academics explore nutrition for dancers in new book
The book contains scientific advice from a plethora of experts to help dancers choose a nutritional plan that supports the dancer in their physical and mental endeavours.
The effects of head impacts in rugby
Nasir Uddin, Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, discusses the new World Rugby education campaign for professional players in response to growing concerns over long-term player welfare.
London Met ranks ninth for social mobility
New research found the University to be one of the best in England for social mobility.
London Met academics among the most cited in the world
Five researchers from the University feature in the top 2% most impactful academics globally, according to a study by Stanford University.
Health and wellbeing promotion on campus
London Met Dietetics students have been on campus engaging with the University community to promote healthy eating and nutrition awareness.
Beyond University: the next steps for dieticians and nutritionists
A recent event aimed to inspire students to think outside of the box in terms of their career and open them up to a range of opportunities they may not have thought of.
London Met host the Physiological Society 2021 GL Brown Prize Lecture
17 November, 1pm
The lecture, which is open to all, will explore Cystic Fibrosis: From Gene to Precision Medicines.
Joint event: London Met and Physiological Society to explore safe, effective exercise participation
Taking place on 12 November, the 90 minute seminar will emphasise translating the language of science into practical exercise and activity.
PhD candidate wins award for epilepsy research
Nada Abuknesha has also published her first research paper on drug-resistant epilepsy.
Getting ahead in a research career
London Met student Muskaan discusses her experiences of undertaking extended scientific research placements, and the importance of research opportunities for undergraduates.
London Met’s Pharmaceutical Science courses accredited by Academy of Pharmaceutical Science
London Met is one of only four universities in the UK and Ireland to receive accreditation, which highlights that its courses meet the high standards of the APS.
London Met ranks sixth in UK for teaching quality in new Good Uni Guide
Overall, the University climbed 25 places in the Times and Sunday Times league table, with teaching quality and student experience shown to be of a particularly high standard.
London Met surges in Guardian league tables
High scores in student satisfaction, value added and spend-per-student contributed to London Met rising 31 places in the league table.
London Met recognised for gender equality work
Bronze Athena Swan award a significant landmark as work begins on Silver accreditation.
"I got huge support from day one"
Habiba Elbeh credits the support she got from her professors in pushing her forward to graduate with a first-class Pharmaceutical Science degree.
"Studying alongside people from different cultures gives you different perspectives"
Completing a degree amid the pandemic was a challenge for new Psychology grad Alice, but her experiences of it provided an important component for her first-class dissertation.
"London Met was one of the best choices of my life"
Graduating in London was a long-held dream of Veronica Bucciacchio's, who this week is achieving just that as she collects a Sports and Exercise Science BSc.
Expanding the role of pharmacists in general practice
A new editorial co-authored by London Met Professor of Applied Health Research, Duncan Stewart, explores the potential of Structured Medication Reviews (SMR).
Injury and rehab clinic organises pop-up at local 5k run
The clinic’s sports therapists will be providing the runners with expert injury advice.
Heightened risk of disease as a means of terrorism, say international security experts
Although Covid-19 has heightened concerns about the impact of disease outbreaks, there is not enough awareness about the extent of the dangers of deliberately-caused disease.
Student success at Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition
Three enterprise projects from the University have made it to the semi-final of this year’s competition, and are in the running for a £20,000 start-up grant.
London Met students give back to the city
Clinics offering legal advice, sports injury assessment and rehabilitation, and community art projects are on offer for all Londoners, under the supervision of qualified experts.
Empowering firefighters through nutrition
A new project will support beneficiaries of the Fire Fighters Charity to improve and maintain their own health via the development of educational resources and interventions.
Covid testing at London Met: "Quick, easy and important to keep each other safe"
Student Union President Chrystalle Margallo discusses her experience of being tested for Covid at London Met.
London Met statement on anti-Asian racism
We are outraged at the rise in racially motivated attacks targeted at East-Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Island people in the UK and around the world.
Fact or fiction?: Event series to support public decision making
An expert panel will answer questions on vaccinations, masks, social distancing and the nature and behaviour of the COVID-19 virus itself.
Celebrating women and girls in science
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Head of the School of Human Sciences Dr Elizabeth Opara discusses her career, the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM.
Experts call for action on chemical and biological security governance after the pandemic
A report led by London Met's Prof Lijun Shang warns that the international treaties intended to protect the world against chemical and biological weapons need strengthening.
How has lockdown affected diet?
We meet Syeda Ali, final year Dietetics and Nutrition MSc student, to discuss her research into the effects of the pandemic, and specifically lockdown measures, on people’s diets.
London Met students help Waltham Forest College with COVID testing
A comprehensive testing regime will help to reduce the risk of positive transmission within the College and wider community.
When objects in space collide
Dr Jon Tandy discussed his research on the processes that happen in high-speed collisions in solar systems on the Science Off Camera podcast.
Reducing malnutrition in children undergoing chemotherapy
A London Met-GOSH study aimed to find out how different types of feeding affected the weight of children experiencing mucositis as a result of chemotherapy.
London Met student wins Pharmacological Society prize
Amy Chave, who has since started a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science at London Met, won the prestigious Undergraduate Pharmacology Prize.
"Going to London Met was the best decision I've ever made"
Originally from Miami, international student Beatrice says the inspiring surroundings of London were a constant source of motivation.
London Met Dietetics and Nutrition students confirmed as 'key workers'
This status recognises the enormous contribution the students have made to the NHS throughout the pandemic.
Protein Misfolding Disorders: a ticking time bomb?
Research into why, how and when proteins misfold is crucial for understanding how they go on to cause disease, says Dr Cassandra Terry, Reader in Protein Pathology.