Centre for Health and Life Sciences Research

The Centre for Health & Life Sciences Research performs both basic and applied research in areas related to our Health and the Life sciences ranging from molecular mechanisms to diagnostics. The Centre provides a focus for research within the School of Human Sciences that comprises approx. 60 members of staff. Research sits across three broad subject areas; Human Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, and Chemical Sciences, and we have identified a number of Research Themes where our research is organised:

Research themes:

  • Ageing and Disease
  • Applied Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology (ADAPT)
  • Cell-Cell Communication in Health and Disease (CHD)
  • Diabetes Interest Group
  • Diet and Metabolism
  • Food, Health and the Planet
  • Healthcare Innovation and Education
  • Microbiology Research Unit (MRU)
  • Performance, Rehabilitation and Physical Activity (PRPA)

Our research is truly multidisciplinary and collaborative, with a molecule to medicine approach covering basic chemistry, molecular basis of disease, food analysis, sports performance and recovery, nutritional interventions and public health. We work closely with staff from other Schools and research centres (e.g.: Centre for Primary Health and Social Care) within London Met, but also with other Universities and external organisations. We perform research that aligns with the priorities of research councils, local government, industry, charities & contract work.

Our overall mission is to improve the health of our population through a combination of mechanistic research and health interventions.

More information on the individual research themes can be viewed on their individual pages.


Becoming a member

The Centre for Health and Life Sciences Research brings together colleagues from unit of assessment 3 (Allied Health Professions) and 8 (Chemistry) for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2028. If you are interested in becoming a member or an associate member, regardless of your disciplinary background, please get in touch with Professor John Lodge and Dr Cassandra Terry for a chat.

PhD students

As a vibrant research centre, we are keen to attract new PhD students. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD in any of our subject areas or specialisms, please contact Dr Eirini Meimaridou for an initial chat.

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