We're known as one of London’s leading research centres for health and social care

We’ve established research programmes with leading health and social care organisations in the capital, as well as nationally and internationally, helping to develop programmes that lead to rewarding careers that change lives. Put simply, we rise to the challenges facing public health.

Research aims

LSBU’s mission is to transform lives, communities, businesses and society. Our research is key to this mission. Through understanding the needs of the real world, we can tailor our course portfolio to rise to meet our society’s challenges head-on.

We believe in nurturing research – from first exposure learning research techniques in our undergraduate programmes, through to our Masters, Professional Doctorate and PhD programmes, and beyond.

Research degree programmes

Read more about Research Degrees at LSBU and search our courses.

Research quality

We are a leading centre for research in London for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, public health and social care. 80% of our research into Allied Health Professions and Nursing was awarded the highest quality ratings of 4* or 3* for 'impact' (reach and significance) - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Research Centre and Groups

The School pursues research through the following Research Centre and Groups:



Research case studies

  • PHRIST Centre

    In 2020, we were awarded a £1.5m research grant by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to look at the profiling of public health as one of only four Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Team (PHIRST) centres in the UK.

  • patient in a hospital bed

    Patient dignity and person-centred care

    Over the last decade, a changing hospital population has seen a rise in the number of older frailer people being attended to. Prof Lesley Baillie's work looks at the increasingly important subject of patient dignity.

  • women in a wheelchair

    Reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke and amputations

    London South Bank University and Actegy research partnership have collaborated on a study to investigate discomfort associated with poor circulation.

Our experts

Meet the people behind the research.

Research events

We run regular free events for students and the public. Visit our What’s On page for a list of upcoming activities.

Chat with our academics

At an Open Day or Open Evening you’ll have the opportunity to chat with some of our academics and find out more about the research happening at LSBU.

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