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Research at Birkbeck

Celebrating Birkbeck's research: Mothers, murderers and mistresses: the empresses of ancient Rome

Professor Catharine Edwards explored the lives of empresses in Ancient Rome.

Maths and science tests for children

Children’s incorrect assumptions about maths and science will be challenged in a major study led by neuroscientists at Birkbeck.

Judicial Images

New project will look at the power of the visual image in relation to judges and the judiciary

Flying fish fertilise forest– from Africa to the Amazon

New study reveals how fish dust from Africa is keeping the Amazon alive

New study aims to improve attention control in infants at risk of ADHD

A new study will investigate whether computer-based intervention can improve attention control in infants at familial risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Research with impact

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

Arts, history and culture

Arts, history and culture

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

Learning, education and development

Education and language 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 medical Helping to identify fundamental biological and physical structures
Work and the economy

Work and the economy

Business 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