Our high-quality research forms a core part of the life of London Met and underpins all that we do. Research covers everything from 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 that 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 promote 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, and our Policy on Research Integrity (PDF) supports this.
Read more about our Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy 2020/21 - 2024/25.
Find out more about research and knowledge exchange at London Met
Research at London Met:
- Our REF2021 results
- Research degrees
- Centres of research
- Research initiatives
- Research spotlight
- Expert commentary
- Research repository
Supporting your research:
- The Graduate School
- Student and Staff Research Conference 2023
- Research and Postgraduate Office
- Peer Review College
- Developing our researchers
- Annual Report for the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
- Research support for staff (staff login required)
Funding your degree:
- Postgraduate Loan
- Postgraduate supplementary funding
- Postgraduate Doctoral Loan
- Vice-Chancellor's PhD Scholarship
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.
Funding your research degree
London Met hosts Staff and Student Research Conference
‘Small Steps Matter: Research Towards a Better World’ conference held earlier this year in July.
Biological Security Research Centre at London Met awarded charity funds
A grant received by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust aims to help prevent misuse of biological developments and to enhance biosecurity education
London Met hosts community event for oral history project on the Andover Estate
Professor John Gabriel and Dr Alya Khan with Gulser Rose Kaya presented findings from their ongoing community research project ‘Life on the Andover Estate’ at The Great Hall.
London Met academic awarded prestigious grant for architecture and music project in Coventry
The Arts and Humanities Research Council have granted Professor Christian Frost to research aural histories of Coventry between 1451 and 1642.
London Met academics invited to present their report on Afghan Migrants to the Home Office
Prof Louise Ryan and Dr Maria Lopez held a seminar presenting their findings directly to government departments.
The contradictions at the heart of post-Brexit immigration policy
A new blog by Professor Louise Ryan and Dr Jon Mulholland delivers a searing critique of post-Brexit immigration policy in the UK.
London Met hosts international seminar on women in militant movements worldwide
The event drew together personal narratives, fieldwork, and literary and popular narratives, and focussed on experiences of women in the Global South.
Preparing for global biological security education
London Met Professor addressed an exciting new education initiative at an international conference.
“As African women, we are brought up to be strong; there's that expectation"
Published research by London Met PhD student explores postnatal depression among first-generation Nigerian mothers in the UK, an under-researched section of health studies.
London Met sociologist curates highly successful lecture series with the London Irish Centre
The series marked the centenary of the years of revolution in Ireland.
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.
London Met and partners win £5m research boost to address health inequalities in Tower Hamlets
The award will support collaboration between the organisations taking a lead in delivering innovative research on the wider causes of health inequalities.
Irish Nurses in the NHS: the oral history project team meet the Irish Ambassador
Professor Louise Ryan and Grainne McPolin were invited to speak about their research with Irish nurses who had been recruited to train and work in the NHS from the 1940s onwards.
Joining the Dots: International Conversations on Violence Against Women
A series of seminars from London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit will bring together international activists, survivors and practitioners working to end violence against women.
Hear from some of our research students and graduates
Human Sciences PhD, Public Health MSc, Nutrition BSc
"What I have learnt from my experience being at University is that you don’t just go to University to learn, but do so to make an impact, inspire others and enjoy yourself."
Dr Nidhal Al-Sarraf
DBA (Doctor of Business Administration)
"In a nutshell, this DBA programme is the ideal vehicle to prepare you for a senior leadership position."
Digital Media PhD, Digital Media MA
"I am part of the Postgraduate Research Society and the support that research students give each other is outstanding."
Race and Podcasting PhD
"I've become a member of the Postgraduate Research Society, which has also been a great space to share ideas, to ask questions and to learn about new opportunities."
Skye William Eade
"I believe that London Met offers fantastic opportunities to pursue research in your field. Immerse yourself. Join every opportunity that London Met has to offer. There’s so much going on."
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."
PhD in architecture and spatial design, MArch
"My favourite space at London Met would probably be the Unit studio spaces. Studio culture is a huge part of the study of architecture. Being able to work alongside your peers – especially near to critical deadlines – is so incredibly beneficial."
Dr Ava Kanyeredzi
Social Policy PhD
"I thoroughly enjoyed my PhD experience. It was the course I learned most from and was most challenged. It gave me the space, time and opportunity to read and reflect on violence/abuse research, feminist/Black feminist theories and their relevance to Black British victim-survivors of violence/abuse."
Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
"Achieving my doctorate and walking on the stage to obtain the degree is the proudest moment of my life."
Public Administration (MPA) MA
"The work placement module was extremely rewarding and informative... I had a chance to experience first-hand the theories we had learned in the classroom; in particular, the implementation of outcome-based accountability."
Dr Greg Lessons
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."
Phd in Communications Technology, Electronic and Communications Engineering BEng
"I have always wanted to create something or a device that would positively impact humanity. The PhD scholarship is a gateway to this journey and I feel grateful every day as I have a chance to actually do it."
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."
Women's Studies PhD
"I'm a member of London Met's Postgraduate Research Society and it has been great. It's been really nice to have a group of like-minded individuals to speak to who are going through the same process of getting a PhD."
Favour Uzoma Mba
Business Studies PhD
"My partner and I researched London Met and we came to a similar conclusion that London Met was very diverse and most importantly, would provide a good opportunity for my academic and career development."
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."
PhD in Education
"I feel grateful for the opportunity to study at London Met and to be mentored by my incredible and supportive supervisors."
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."
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE
Woman and Child Abuse MA
"I look back and feel hugely grateful to have had the opportunity to do the course and be taught by leaders in the field."
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."
Architecture and Spatial Design PhD
"I hope that my research findings from the PhD will contribute to a knowledge of architectural participatory placemaking in Yakutsk, and more broadly, to arctic and subarctic regions."
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."