The Active Travel Academy brings together a broad spectrum of expertise to lead research, teaching and knowledge exchange, with a focus on walking and cycling and other ‘micromobilities’, from e-scooters to electric hand cycles.
The Applied Biotechnology Research Group aims towards the exploitation of biological resources for the production and development of a range of bio-products and their use for environmental, medical and chemical/biochemical applications.
The Applied DSP and VLSI Research Group has a long-standing, industry-facing applied research and development track record for systems and sub-systems that find use in cutting-edge commercial products in the communications, electronics, positioning (GNSS), space (satellite payloads) and biomedical non-invasive diagnosis instrumentation sectors.
The Arab Media Centre conducts, promotes and disseminates high-quality, up-to-date scholarly research on Arab media and culture. It was launched in 2006 as part of the University of Westminster's Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI).
The Architectural History and Theory Research Group comprises scholars engaged in a wide range of research into architectural history and theory, cultural studies, urbanism and heritage.
Architecture and Cities is a research umbrella comprising five distinct research groups based in the University's Department of Architecture.
The Cancer Research Group undertakes pioneering research into the detection, treatment and prevention of solid and blood-borne cancers. Studies are undertaken at the genetic and epigenetic, transcriptomic and proteomic levels.
The Centre for Digital Business Research was founded in 2018 with the aim of conducting interdisciplinary research into the theory, methods and technologies underpinning the digital transformation of modern 21st century enterprises.
The Centre for Employment Research (CER) focuses on three broad fields of research and has a history of work in each that is rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’: skills, labour markets and programme evaluation; employment relations and employee voice; and equality and diversity.
The Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality focused on three areas: healthcare and bio-ethics, law and culture, and governance and regulation, as well as emergent research streams over the lifespan of the project, such as religion and secularism.
Founded in 1996, the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture has an established reputation, both professionally and academically, and covers areas such as music, sport, film and the media, amongst others.
The work of the Centre for Parallel Computing revolves around large-scale distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs), such as grids and clouds, science gateways, computational workflow and infrastructure interoperability.
The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is recognised as the UK's leading centre for research in visual and media arts, design and music. The centre includes the Africa Media Centre, Ceramics Research Centre, Documentary and Experimental Film Centre, and India Media Centre
The Centre for Social Media Research is one of the world’s first centres to specialise in the study of social media. It is based in the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI).
The Centre for the Study of Democracy undertakes research across a range of critical social and political challenges, promoting an interdisciplinary environment that embraces colleagues from politics, international relations, sociology and criminology.
Established in 2010, ProBE has a rich programme of research and related activities, including research projects, oral history, film, exhibitions, seminars and other events.
The Centre for Urban Infrastructure houses four research groups focused on specific themes: the Highbury Group, Max Lock Centre, Transport Studies Group, and London Research Cluster.
The Centre on the Legal Profession focuses on the changing dynamics of the legal profession and legal services market, employing the tools of empirical and socio-legal research.
The Ceramics Research Centre (CRC-UK) was part of the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) and developed from the interface between teaching and research based on the historic Harrow Ceramics course which ran from 1963 until 2012.
The Cognitive Clinical Neuroscience Research Group is a cross-departmental group that examines fundamental perceptual and cognitive processes, such as memory, executive function, language learning, visual awareness, and multi-sensory perception.
The Cognitive Computing Research Group's work is driven by the fundamental question of what makes humans and machines intelligent.
The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) has been a leading centre of media and communications research in the UK for almost 30 years. The institute includes the Africa Media Centre, Arab Media Centre, Centre for Social Media Research, Media History Group, and Media Policy and industries Group.
The Computational Vision and Imaging Technology Research Group is an interdisciplinary group providing a synthesis between the scientific disciplines associated with computational vision, image science, image engineering and visual science.
The Contemporary China Centre focuses on interdisciplinary research about contemporary China which is grounded in cultural studies. Our work builds on Westminster’s long-term commitment to Chinese Studies, at whose heart lies an engagement with Chinese language, cultural practice and production, and its critical analysis.
The Criminal, Investigative and Forensic Research group (CIFR) focuses on psychological processes in forensic and investigative settings, understanding the nature, causes and impact of crime, and how to reduce reoffending.
The primary objective of the Cyber Security Research Group is to bring together expertise in education, research and practice in the field of information security and privacy.
The Distributed and Intelligent Systems Research Group has been operational for nearly 20 years and focuses on research interests, projects and activities in Smart extreme-scale Platforms.
The Documentary and Experimental Film Centre was established in 2009 and is part of the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM). It brings together an interdisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and students to foster creative conversations around documentary practice.
The Environment and Technology Research Group brings together two overlapping fields of research: environmental design and practice-driven research into the history and on-going technological development of architecture.
The Equality and Criminal Justice Research Group is committed to working with voluntary and statutory sector partners in order to commission and publish research and policy papers/briefings aimed at ensuring equal criminal justice outcomes for all members of a diverse community.
Westminster Law School is located in the heart of London and is a centre for study and research in European Union Law.
The Expanded Territories Research Group aims to bring into dialogue the work of those probing sites and practices previously considered outside the realm of architecture or urbanism – global mobilities, rural landscapes, resource extraction sites, energy infrastructures, the ocean, the atmosphere and so on.
The Experimental Practice Research Group was set up in 2003 to support, document and generate major experimental design projects that have acted or act as laboratories for the architectural profession, including built and un-built design projects, books, exhibitions and building works.
The Food Nutrition and Public Health Research Group's interests and experience mirror the range of current nutrition concerns, including nutritional epidemiology and interventionist research in a variety of global contexts, food safety, nutrition and lifestyle performance, public concerns about the UK food system, and under-nutrition.
The Health and Social Care Modelling Research Group aims to produce state-of-the-art analytics and computing research that helps professionals in health and other services to rethink how they manage large and complex systems through better use of (big) data.
The History Research Group comprises established academics and early-career historians whose research embraces British and European history, urban history and London, and international political history.
HOMELandS (Hub on Migration, Exile, Languages and Spaces) is an innovative and vibrant research hub with a distinct focus on the intersection between mobilities, languages and spaces in global context.
Established in 2008, the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture (IMCC) is designed to act as a focal point for collaboration both between colleagues across the University and with outside cultural institutions to facilitate cross-disciplinary projects.
The International Law at Westminster (ILaW) research cluster was founded in 2014 to bring together academics and PhD students who research international law at Westminster Law School.
The Law, Development and Conflict Research Group promotes conversation and collaboration between scholars, activists, professionals and communities to advance critical understandings of the complex relationships between international law, development and civil and military conflicts in the Third World.
The London Research Cluster has been established to exchange information on research projects relating to the built environment of London.
The Max Lock Centre focuses on international sustainable development in all parts of the world, including public policy and professional practice in urban and regional planning, poverty reduction, management and governance in the built environment, community empowerment and building resilience and the creation of sustainable livelihoods at neighbourhood, city and regional levels.
The Media History Group is part of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) and uses archives and oral history to consider questions of public service, the enlightenment project, the history of the BBC and its impact on media and public life.
The Media Policy and Industries Group is part of the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) and focuses on the critical analysis of media policy, regulation, political communications, the creative industries, journalism and issues connected with global media and democracy.
Among other objectives, the Patient Outcomes in Health Research Group aims to link its research knowledge to the changing landscape within the NHS services and policies that seek to activate patients to support their own health more effectively, and in doing so reduce the cost of patient care.
The Property and Construction Research Group's areas of specialisation include property valuation, construction and project management, construction economics, and energy use in buildings.
The Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group (PSRG) seeks to explore the relationship between psychosocial stress, well-being and health and determine the physiological pathways that mediate such associations.
The work of the Representation, Fabrication and Computing Research Group encompasses a range of activities, from historical analysis and the science of visual perception, to design-based research and the exploration of innovative new fabrication technologies.
The Research Centre for Optimal Health (ReCOH) was established to deepen our understanding of the lifestyle-induced accelerated ageing process and to use this knowledge to deliver practical solutions to achieve optimal health throughout adult life.
The work of the Sociology Research Group pursues both theoretical and empirical tangents and has attracted external funding, informed government policy, and gained local, national and international media coverage.
The Software Systems Engineering Research Group investigates programming principles, modelling methods, architectures, infrastructures and tools for design and development of modern, medium to large scale, software systems.
The STEAM Research Group investigates the communication of new knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.
The Supporting Patients With Long-Term Health Conditions Research Group focuses on inter-professional research aimed at improving the wellbeing and lives of individuals, and their significant others, contending with so-called “chronic” health issues.
The Tissue Architecture and Regeneration Research Group's focus is to uncover novel pathways contributing to tissue remodelling and regeneration for maintenance of tissue architecture in response to both physiological and pathophysiological stimuli.
The Tourism and Events Research Group has a strong track record in city tourism, mega-events, sport events/tourism, and air transport research, as well as emerging interests in experience design and sustainable tourism/events.
The Translational Physiology Research Group undertakes translational research from cellular to human models, primarily examining the effects of environmental stimuli (including physical activity, age, diet and environment). This work maximises our understanding of human physiology, the underlying physiological mechanisms of action, and ultimately the laws of life
Since 1971, the University of Westminster has established a prominent reputation for carrying out a wide range of academic and applied research covering most transport sectors. Key research areas include Air Transport and Air Traffic Management, Cycling, Freight Transport and Logistics and Public Passenger Transport.
The Westminster Forum for Language and Linguistics aims to bring together people working on language and linguistics in order to exchange ideas and approaches.
The Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS) is an academic space for independent critical thinking beyond borders.
The Westminster International Centre for Social Prescribing grew out of the Social Prescribing Network co-Chaired by Dr Marie Polley from early 2016 and is a response to the governments NHS Long Term Plan (Jan 2019) which includes a plan for Social Prescribing.
The Westminster Law & Theory Lab brings together diverse yet overlapping strands in the study of law in its transnational, regional or international manifestation, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity and critical theoretical analysis.
The Westminster Water Science Research Group advances sustainable water management through research activities that support evidence-based policy development.
The Wireless Communications Research Group's research on wireless communications is a recognised world leader in the advanced design of circuits and subsystems from RF through Microwave to Millimetre-wave frequencies for 4G, and 5G wireless communications, WLAN, WPAN, UltraWideBand (UWB), wireless sensors, Internet-of-Things (IoT), M2M and biomedical applications.