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Research culture

Help us to transform the world

Our research culture focuses on excellence and impact. Join us to help find novel solutions to the practical problems facing our planet, in collaboration with researchers around the world.

Your work at Middlesex will benefit businesses, users of technology, artists, consumers and the environment, in our local community, nationally and globally.

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A global network

You'll benefit from the different perspectives and expertise of our collaborative global community of researchers who work across three international campuses and with global partners.

The characteristics of our approach

  • Regional and global impact
  • Work with industry
  • International partnerships and collaborations

Wherever we can we look beyond our campuses, so that others can help us do more with our research. This inclusive innovation is a strength of Middlesex’s approach.

Join our research community

Bring your passion and research expertise to join us – as a research student, a researcher or a collaborator – and we’ll train and support you to transform the world with what you do.

Careers at Middlesex

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Make your own research impact

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  • Help to find funding for your research and to achieve the positive results and research impact that you want

  • Help to build engagement with your work locally, nationally and internationally to bring your project to more people that it can help

  • Support to promote and spread the word about what you’re doing to extend the reach of your work.

Support for early career researchers

Progress your career – all early career researchers get membership of sector-wide networks such as VITAE and we’ll link you with career opportunities in the wider community.

Develop your skills – our Researcher Development Programme develops skills such as research methods, preparing a research presentation and information about intellectual property and patenting.

Build your network – our annual Research Students’ Conference is led by students and brings together people across the University to showcase their work and make connections, and we give access to other researcher career development networks in London and further afield.

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An inclusive environment

We value all our staff and students equally, and we believe that the talents, skills, insights and experiences of our diverse community make us who we are.

Equality, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and belonging are embedded in everything we do. Middlesex University has a number of EDI Staff Networks that are proactive and successful in instigating and developing new ideas, raising awareness across different issues and experiences, and holding supportive and informative events. They are also instrumental in influencing policy through the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Find out more about Equality, diversity and inclusion at MDX and Our commitment to health and wellbeing

  • Rated excellent by the GLA’s Healthy Workplace Charter Scheme and an active member of the Healthy Universities network
  • Advance HE's Race Equality Charter and Race at Work Charter members
  • A Disability Confident Leader (level 3) status organisation.
  • Signatory to the Athena Swan Charter to strengthen our efforts towards gender equality, and awarded a highly-esteemed Bronze Award.
  • Ranked 48th globally for Gender Equality (United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 5) in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023. This means that we are the 3rd best ranked university in the UK for this Goal
  • Gold Award and a place in the Top 100 list for leading LGBTQ+ inclusive employers in the workplace in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2023.

As part of our commitment to advancing gender equality, and to our Athena Swan Action Plan, we are working hard to achieve the objective of addressing the continued masculinised/feminised nature of some academic areas to ensure greater gender balance. In 2022/23, we raised – both internally and externally – the profile of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) at the University, demonstrating that women role models can succeed in STEMM careers, and at Middlesex University.

In celebration of International Women's Day (IWD) and throughout March 2023, we invited colleagues to get involved in a variety of internal events and externally hosted events and activities.

Our Global Women's Breakfast event celebrated women in science and showcased their great research and personal experiences in the field. Watch the video below, which was filmed by a group of Middlesex University Film students, to find out more.

Outstanding research spaces

Our campus in north London brings together bespoke spaces and high quality research equipment, in which we have invested significantly in recent years, across all disciplines to provide the research infrastructure you need for your work.

Look around our research facilities

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Our Cyber Factory is a focus for exploring human-computer interaction and ‘Industry 4.0’ through applied research.
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This bioscience suite is equipped for analysis of environmental samples with access to microbiological and molecular equipment.
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The dance studios and Grove Dance Theatre are spaces for choreography and dance research.
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We've specially designed facilities for academic work for the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre at the Church House Farm Museum.

Research integrity and governance

We’ve developed a robust set of policies that guide what we do. Your work will be governed by our Academic Board, supported by a professional central Research and Knowledge Transfer Office and specialist Faculty Research and Knowledge Transfer teams for your subject. Our Research Degrees Administration Team are there to provide support for research students and supervisors.

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