Research centres and institutes
Discover more about Birkbeck’s specialist research centres, which work across our schools and departments, encouraging collaboration and multidisciplinary thinking.
Research is central to Birkbeck’s mission and our research strategy, which you can read more about here, articulates the principles and methods that guide all of our research activities. Download a copy of our research strategy.
Find an expert
As a research-intensive university, Birkbeck houses a vibrant community of academics with enquiring minds. Researchers across a spectrum of disciplines within the College’s five schools and multiple centres are constantly pushing their respective fields forward through their work.
We receive funding from a range of institutions, from Research Councils to private funders. Find out more about our funding sources.
Research support for staff
Birkbeck staff can find information here on how the College supports research, our commitment to open access publishing, questions of intellectual property, and other related areas.
Birkbeck is an open, outward-facing and socially engaged university, committed to making our world-leading research publicly available. Find out how we disseminate our researchers’ knowledge, expertise and discoveries.
Birkbeck is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships, and is keen to consider eligible applications from suitable PhD students and early career researchers of post-doctoral standing, whether or not they have a current affiliation with the College.
Birkbeck has a large, vibrant community of MPhil/PhD researchers. Find out about our lively research culture, our world-leading academics and the areas of supervision we offer.
Discover more about the professional standards, ethical principles and codes of practice we expect our researchers to adhere to.
Birkbeck Graduate Research School (BGRS)
The Birkbeck Graduate Research School (BGRS) offers support, training and a warm welcome to Birkbeck's vibrant community of MPhil/PhD researchers.
Workplaces failing to tackle 'always on' culture
New research from the Department of Organizational Psychology’s Dr Almuth McDowall found that unlike other countries, the UK has made little progress in helping staff switch off outside of work hours – to the detriment of workers' wellbeing.
In Pursuit of Love
The Peltz Gallery celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality with an exhibition of artist Sunil Gupta’s iconic images of gay love and desire.
Scholarships awarded to five exceptional Arts students
The Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz Awards, each worth £6000, have been granted to five students from the School of Arts based on their outstanding academic or professional records.
Study UK: Discover You! Work and Study (Online)
No booking required
Sunil Gupta: In Pursuit of Love - private view and reception
Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square
Free entry; booking recommended
Bridges to Birkbeck: HEIS Application Workshop (Tottenham)
639 Enterprise Centre, 639 High Road, London, N17 8AA
Free entry; booking required
Caring in Crisis?
Dr Bruna Seu from the Department of Psychosocial Studies and Glen Tarman, Head of Global Advocacy at CARE International discuss some of the issues raised by new book 'Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs.'
Dr Jasmine Gideon argues that Public-Private Partnerships in the health sector need to be reviewed through a gender lens in order to establish whether they really are beneficial.