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Research at Birkbeck

Discover our research: 'Interrogation in depth' and sensory deprivation

Marcia Holmes interviewed Professor Tim Shallice, former Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, as part of the Hidden Persuaders project about brainwashing and its association with interrogation

Discover our research: Moon village

Professor Ian Crawford considers the challenges and likelihood of establishing a base of operations on the moon (Photograph: ESAFoster + Partners)

Discover our research: Toddlers and tablets

A Birkbeck co-authored study has shown that early touchscreen use – and in particular actively scrolling the screen – correlates with increased  fine motor control in toddlers

Discover our research: Storm impact

A study has revealed the destructive impact of recent storms on the East Anglian coastline

Discover our research: Good quality me-time vital for work and home wellbeing

10 October was World Mental Health Day. Birkbeck research shows that high quality 'me-time' not only improves your psychological well-being it can also make you a more engaged employee
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Research with impact

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Read about the Research Excellence Framework, which evaluates the quality of research in UK universities, and about our REF 2014 results.

Arts, history and culture

Arts, history and culture

Arts, history and culture Exciting research that enriches our experience of the world
Learning, education and development

Learning, education and development

Learning, education and development Informing policy on education right through the life span
Conservation and heritage

Conservation and heritage

Conservation and heritage Ground-breaking applied technologies that are future-proofing our heritage
Politics, society and the law

Politics, society and the law

Politics, society and the law Research that tackles the big issues and ‘real world’ questions
Science and biomedicine

Science and biomedicine

Science and biomedicine Helping to identify fundamental biological and physical structures
Work and the economy

Work and the economy

Work and the economy Offering insights and expertise to inform business and contribute to economic success
Our Schools

Our Schools and research centres

Birkbeck’s five academic Schools and more than 40 specialist research centres work with government, business and educational and scientific institutions globally to extend the boundaries of knowledge.

School of Arts

School of Arts

School of Arts Innovative and interdisciplinary research across a wide area of the arts and humanities
School of Business, Economics and Informatics

School of Business, Economics and Informatics

School of Business, Economics and Informatics The pursuit of innovative research lies at the heart of our activities
School of Law

School of Law

School of Law Committed to the critical study of law and institutions of justice
School of Science

School of Science

School of Science Staff are engaged in an array of ground-breaking, world-class research
School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

School of Social Science, History and Philosophy

School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy Our School is at the forefront of research in the humanities and social sciences
Our research centres

Research centres/institutes

Research centres Conducting world-class research across the disciplines