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Our researchers


Birkbeck, University of London is a research-intensive university. Central to our mission is the aim of making available the results of research and the expertise acquired, through teaching, publication, partnerships with other organisations and the promotion of civic and public debate. 

It has always been part of Birkbeck's ambition that we sustain a research culture that makes a positive difference to society in important ways. This can range from offering artistic insights and critical commentaries on social and political events, to exploring the basic science underlying health and environmental problems. As such, Birkbeck supports the engagement of its researchers with social issues, to facilitate the development of applications of their research and to build constructive partnerships that allow research findings to be developed and used by others.

Read more about public engagement and business and community services at Birkbeck. 


The Research Office offers expert guidance and support to Birkbeck's diverse community of researchers, at all levels and career stages. We can help you with every step of your research project, from applying for funding to managing an award and measuring outputs and outcomes. 

Detailed information is available to staff on our Research Office Connect site (staff only), where we describe how to find a funder, how to prepare a proposal, and what you need to do once your application is successful.  We also have helpful notes about sharing and promoting your research, the types of contract you will encounter in your research career, impact, how to undertake consultancy projects for your external stakeholders, and all the information about our internal funding schemes.

HR excellence in research award 

Find out more about our new action plan for the HR Excellence in Research award for 2022.