Student and Staff Research Conference 2022

Lifting Barriers: New Research at London Met

Building on the success of the previous two years, the third annual University-wide research conference took place between 12th and 13 July 2022. Part of a number of initiatives aiming to connect our entire community and to present our research at London Met to a wider audience. The event provided a platform for students and staff to come together and showcase their research with the aim of celebrating and sharing our findings and fostering future collaborative and interdisciplinary partnerships.

Papers from all five Schools at London Met were presented, tackling current issues and looking to create solutions for challenges at the local, national and international level.

The conference was organised by the Postgraduate Research Student-Staff Liaison Forum which brings together research students and staff to discuss academic and research community matters in cooperation with the Graduate School, the Research Office. The forum is chaired by Dr Eirini Meimaridou and Student Chair, Subeksha Shrestha.

The conference took place over two days, both taking place online, with Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Julie Hall launching the Conference on 12 July.

The two days featured 15-minute papers, allocated to topical panels such as: Nutrition, Sustainability and the Built Environment, Inclusivity, Advances in and uses of Technology, Artistic Expression and Human Behaviour.

Keynote speakers included:

  • Hanadi Rammu (University College London · Centre for Life's Origins and Evolution (CLOE)) – Hanadi talked about primordial life
  • Professor Louise Ryan (Director of the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre – London Metropolitan University)
  • Dr Chris Morris Roberts (Head of Postgraduate Student Experience – London Metropolitan University)

Check the full conference timetable.

There were short blocks of three-minute lightning talks and poster presentations throughout the conference and the second day was concluded by a closing address by Dr Una Fairbrother, Interim Head of the Graduate School.

Awards were presented to students in four categories, with two of them split over two days.

  • Best Lightning Talk - Daria Buhanovska for Destroy, Accept, Admire: Legacy Attitudes to WW2 Flak Towers in Berlin, Vienna and Hamburg 
  • Best pre-recorded presentation - Samson Adjei for Graph Articulation
  • Best Poster (day 1) - Innocent Lubangakene for Non-invasive biosensor for monitoring hydration levels in patients with Electromagnetic waves
  • Best Poster (day 2) - Mia Outteridge for Designing Novel Antiviral Targets for Human Coronaviruses
  • Best 15-minute presentation (day 1) - Skye William Eade for The Dyslexic Sublime: Exploring the Art-making Process Through the Lens of Dyslexia
  • Best 15-minute presentation (day 2) - Dr Sandra Fernando for The untold truth of PhD journeys