The Higher Education Research Group (HERG) is a University-wide research group. We aim to foster connections across the Centre for Professional and Educational Development (CPED), schools, disciplines and professional services staff engaged in higher education research internally, externally and in international settings – through the sharing of ideas, knowledge and expertise. HERG aims to build external and international networks for the development of research into higher education in multi-disciplinary contexts.
Currently, research activity focuses around the following key themes:
- internationalisation (Prof Jan Bamford)
- pedagogy (Prof Digby Warren)
- learning technologies (Elena Moschini)
- student wellbeing (Associate Prof Sheelagh Heugh)
- students as partners (Associate Prof Cécile Tschirhart)
Although our current work focuses on these themes, the group is open to all interested staff and research students engaged in or planning to undertake higher education research studies or projects.
Events and seminars at the Higher Education Research Group
Latest news from the Higher Education and Research Group
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.