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:
- Research degrees
- Centres of research
- Research initiatives
- Research spotlight
- Expert commentary
- Research repository
- Migration History Seminar Series
Supporting your research:
- The Graduate School
- Research and Postgraduate Office
- Peer Review College
- Developing our 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 academic named Charity Times Rising Star of the Year
Dr Nicola Sharps-Jeff, emeritus fellow of CWASU and CEO of Surviving Economic Abuse, was recognised for her impact in raising awareness and transforming responses to economic abuse.
East End Archive exhibition
30 September 2021- January 2022
An exhibition of photography of London's East End in the 1970s and 1980s will be held at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives.
Circular Economy practices in Indian manufacturing: roadblocks and solutions
A workshop co-organised by London Met’s Dr Anil Kumar investigated the major challenges to delivering a Circular Economy (CE) practices adoption in the Indian manufacturing industry.
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).
Student and Staff Research Conference 2021: Negotiating a Changed World
London Met PhD student Amy Chave reflects on the University’s recent student and staff research conference.
London Met highlighted in COP26 Universities Network
The University has been recognised for the role of its academic research and sustainability strategy in driving a zero-carbon future.
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.
Chicago, Theory, and the Discourse of the Irish Emigrant Letter
London Met academic to deliver paper as part of international conference.
Journalism and human rights in Mexico: how to preserve the voices of the killed
The final seminar from the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre this academic year will explore the danger facing Mexico's journalists.
The climate crisis and gender inequality: an intimate relationship
'How Women Can Save the Planet', a new book from London Met’s Professor Anne Karpf, will be launched at an event on June 10.
Contesting Global Fashion through China
Professor of Transcultural Arts and Design and Director of CREATURE, Wessie Ling, will give keynotes at a major fashion conference and for the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen.
How We Live Now: designing feminist cities
A new installation at the Barbican explores a series of important questions about our public spaces and designed environments, and who they serve.
Enhancing teaching practice in higher education
The second edition of a book co-edited by London Met's Prof Digby Warren, which integrates theory and pedagogical research to enrich teaching in universities, has just been published.
New research to inform national change in police approach to sexual violence
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit collaborated with experts around the UK on a project to improve the experiences of victims and tighten the grip on offenders.
Hear from some of our research students and graduates
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."