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.
The Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies celebrates 10 years
CILAVS, now an established hub for research in the UK and overseas, promotes the best research on the history and theory of visual culture in the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds.
Birkbeck graduate named among 100 Most Influential Young Africans
Amr Sobhy, who graduated from Birkbeck’s MSc Public Policy and Management in 2016, is an award winning Egyptian information activist, social entrepreneur, published author and poet.
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.
Idealist Grad School Fair - Boston
Boston, MA USA
Free entry; booking recommended
Birkbeck's Big Ideas: “I Ain’t Got Nowhere To Go”: Evictions, Displacement and New Logics of Expulsion in 21st Century London (Stratford)
Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London, E15 1EL
Free entry; booking required
The Ipcress File (1962) d. Sidney Furie des. Ken Adam
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London , WC1H 0PD
Free entry; first come, first seated
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.