Our high-quality research forms a core part of the life of London Met and underpins all that we do: whether teaching thousands of undergraduates, supervising several hundred students on PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes, conducting funded research or working with our many partners. London Met is home to a number of research centres, groups and units that provide a focal point for staff and research students. They give definition and direction to the work we do.
Engaging with our local partners and the wider world
We value research for contributing to our shared quest to make a better society; we also embrace it for the opportunities it provides for our students and staff to achieve their full potential. Research at London Met helps us engage with our local stakeholders in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets, Greater London, the UK and worldwide, embracing a multitude of enquiries into new knowledge in the arts, business, science and social sciences.
Our research community
Building and supporting an inclusive, diverse and open research community is important to us and we encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives among both our staff and student populations. In addition, our Graduate School and Research and Postgraduate Office are there to support research activity in all areas and at all levels. To ensure the rest of the University is aware of these and can actively contribute, we promote their work through interdisciplinary seminars, workshops and discussions and other research initiatives. We encourage collaboration and discussion in a variety of ways, including our annual Research Student and Staff Conference, which gives the entire research community an opportunity to showcase their work and the Student and Staff Liaison Forum.
Our commitment to innovation and the pursuit of excellence means our research is in demand from external partners and we are involved in a number of projects in the wider community, where our reputation for high standards of research and integrity is recognised as a driving force in the exchange of knowledge.
Find out more about research at London Met
Research at London Met:
- Research degrees
- Centres of research
- Research initiatives
- Research spotlight
- Expert commentary
- Research repository
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Research at London Met
Find a research degree
Find out about our PhD or MPhil programme, professional doctorates or apply for one of our other research degrees.
Centres of research
Research at London Met
London Met is home to important centres of research. Staff undertake innovative, relevant and evidence-based research, as well as offering consultancy and training.
At London Met, we pride ourselves on exploring connections between disciplines.
The Graduate School
A home to our research students
The Graduate School prides itself on being central to the lives of research students at London Met. It also supports both students and the academic staff who supervise them.
Research and Postgraduate Office
Offering support, advice and guidance
The Research and Postgraduate Office provides support, advice and guidance for our whole research community.
Racialising pandemics: lessons from history
Professors Louise Ryan and Don MacRaild explore the ways in which nations and their people have historically been stigmatised by disease.
Making a greener city through the civic inclusion of migrants
London Met research, which explores the opportunities for urban agriculture on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, was named Frontiers of Architectural Research's best paper of 2020.
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.
Turkey and the Balkans: Europeanisation and De-Europeanisation
London Met lecturer to co-chair major conference.
The stigma and social impact of alcohol
London Met’s Professor Duncan Stewart and the University of York’s Professor Jim McCambridge outline the health, social, and economic complexities of alcohol use in a new editorial.
Understanding malnutrition in the elderly
Research by London Met found that malnutrition may not be accurately assessed in a care home environment, putting elderly residents at greater risk.
Establishing the societal effects of boxing
London Met's Dr Stephen Hills and co-author Dr Deborah Jump will present a report about the societal effects of boxing to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Boxing.
The living memory of cities
Nicholas Temple discusses London Met's new collaboration with industry to offer a series of events, launched with a lecture from eminent architectural scholar, Prof David Leatherbarrow.
New Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre launches seminar series
The programme of events was launched with a session on 'Thinking and practice on violence against women in the Global South.'
From Irish Fever to Chinese Flu: the racialisation of epidemics
A unique poetry evening on 3 December will consider the ways in which nations and their people are stigmatised by disease.
The agender agenda: understanding unisex fashion
Dr Aurore Bardey explores unisex clothing from the perspective of designers and consumers, and its historical context.
London Met academics present COVID-19 research to Lambeth Council
Researchers from across the University showcased the work they are doing to address the challenges of the pandemic.
London Met Professor nominated for major book award
Professor Alistair Ross's 'Finding Political Identities: Young People in a Changing Europe' has been nominated by his publisher for the Mackenzie Book Prize.
Hear from some of our research students and graduates
Counselling Psychology Prof Doc
"I delivered my presentation from the forest in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in Poland – it was all possible due to the technology and the new reality we all faced due to Covid-19."
Human Nutrition (Public Health/Sports) MSc Human Nutrition (Public Health) PhD
"The work I did whilst studying at London Met is the foundation of everything I currently do within my professional role... I am proud to be one of the leading experts on firefighter nutrition."
Health Psychology MSc, Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology
"Learning at London Metropolitan University is unique because you have such a wide variety of people doing the courses; they come from different cultural backgrounds, different nationalities and there are many people with different experiences."
Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong
Media and Communications PhD, Media and Communications MA
"My PhD research is about a social media account called Man United in Pidgin (MUIP). It provides readers with Manchester United Football Club’s (MUFC) news and commentaries in Pidgin English."
Health Policy PhD, Public Health MSc
"I enjoyed my course so much that I applied for a scholarship to do my PhD here."
Pharmaceutical Science BSc and MSc, PhD candidate
"I loved the foundation course and the University so much that I decided to stay on… and now I am doing PhD research into electro spinning with two of my inspiring supervisors."
Obesity and Weight Management MSc, Nutrition and Cardiorespiratory Function PhD
"My research findings may have important implications for the risk stratification and the management of patients affected by COVID-19 and other respiratory disorders."
Sony Chandi Shrestha
Pharmaceutical Science PhD
"The best part of my research has been in overcoming the challenge in formulation and optimisation of a novel drug delivery system for the management of cardiovascular diseases."
Said Aris Tarabi
Psychology PhD in Counselling
"One thing that I value most about London Met is that the lecturers have always tried to do what was best for me, and I cannot thank them enough for the professionalism that they have exhibited."