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.
New Birkbeck initiative provides life-changing education opportunities for asylum seekers
20 asylum seekers from troubled places around the world joined Birkbeck at the start of the new academic year thanks to the Compass Project, a ground-breaking initiative that provided fully-funded places for them to study undergraduate or postgraduate certificate courses of their choice.
Birkbeck student wins prestigious Institute of Business Ethics’ Competition
David Kerr has been announced as the winner of this year’s Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) student essay competition, for his exploration of the ethical questions of tax avoidance.
Professor Bill Bowring awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Bowring is a leading expert in the UK on legal and human rights issues in Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe.
Sunil Gupta: In Pursuit of Love
Peltz Gallery, 43 Gordon Square
No booking required
Alma-Tadema: Antiquity at Home and on Screen
Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square
Payment and booking required
Get Started - October 2017 (Central Campus)
Room 416, Birkbeck, University Of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX
Free entry; booking required
Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes
Jacqueline Allan discusses the little known but extremely dangerous prevalence of eating disorders in Type 1 Diabetics, including Diabulimia.
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.