London South Bank University

London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of the leading UK universities for student success.

LSBU has been preparing students for their working lives for over 120 years and is committed to giving those who study with us the very best opportunities and education possible. The University is well known among employers for placing a very strong emphasis on producing industry ready graduates. For this reason many of the courses at LSBU are professionally accredited and offer work placements or internships. This means if you choose to study at LSBU, you can be confident that you will gain the practical skills and knowledge to help you succeed in the real world.

LSBU is also one of the UK’s top 20 institutions for engineering research with the majority of the work rated as internationally excellent by the UK Research Assessment Exercise. LSBU is a Top 10 London Universities for graduate starting salaries according to the 2015 Sunday Times League Table. The University was also named as one of the top three London modern universities for graduate prospects by the 2015 Complete University Guide.


London South Bank UniversityLondon Higher Europe Contacts:

Sarah Plant (H2020)

Head of Research Support Services​ 
T: + 44 (0) 20 7815 6916

Daisy Chatterton (ERDF/ Erasmus+/ Interreg)

Head of Strategic Projects

T: + 44 (0)20 7815 6935

Professor Alison Leary, PhD RN FRCN FQNI

Environmental and Energy Engineering

Bringing together active researchers with expertise in water science and engineering, air quality, geotechnical engineering and energy engineering. The formation of this group of academics supports two key strategic research aims. Firstly, it fosters collaborations of researchers with complementary expertise to address current complex environmental and energy issues, at interfaces between traditional disciplines. Key environmental challenges, such as environmental pollution and energy crisis are most effectively addressed using integrated approaches. Secondly, the group created a critical mass for innovative research and teaching to train the next generations of environmental and energy engineers. Members of the group have published around 80 journal articles and many book chapters in the last 5 years. Members act as assessors for various funding organisations, including being members of peer review colleges for NERC and EPSRC, the EU and international bodies. Current development includes a major investment in petroleum engineering to accommodate its expanding popularity as a provision...

Information Systems and Management

The focus of this research is to consolidate high-quality research in computing-related topics and themes. The centre conducts research related to the use and management of Information & Digital Technologies and Information Management in complex organisations. Its aims are to: foster a supportive and stimulating research environment enable staff to undertake research and realise their potential support research students to get a valued and beneficial research training promote research activities and enhance them through research collaboration, and knowledge and technology transfer The centre constitutes a multidisciplinary approach to studying a range of social, economic and technological issues. It focuses on the application of novel technologies and innovative business models to enable organisations to embrace new technologies and work practices. We collaborate closely with industry and academia locally and internationally. We have been successful in securing EU funding and have successfully collaborated on many knowledge transfer projects with industry, as well as collaborations through joint research supervision. Name of Project...

Materials Engineering

Researchers are active in a number of areas of applied research relating to materials and sustainability, and robotics and materials testing. Materials and Sustainability research is wide ranging, covering novel materials and structures for photovoltaic (PV) devices, growth and processing of electronic and functional thin films, processing and applications of functional oxides, condensed matter theory, surface engineering including the development of new materials and coating processes, structural applications of high strength and high performance materials, sustainable design and life cycle assessment. Robotics and Materials Testing research targets intelligent, automated and robotic systems for the non-destructive testing and inspection of large critical infrastructure, often located in remote and hazardous environments. Wall climbing, swimming, pipe crawling and mobile robots capable of deploying a range of NDT techniques have been developed. The group has state-of-the-art facilities and has attracted significant levels of funding from sources such as EPSRC, EU, TSB and industry. Key achievements £2.50M in research...

International Business research at LSBU maintains strong links with the renowned Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS).

This research consolidates work in international business to focus on the two key areas of employment relations and human resource management. This research group has continued to expand its activity by developing further international collaboration and building capacity in terms of research active staff and postgraduate students. There are two key themes of the work currently undertaken by the group. The first theme is employment relations research. The group has a long standing interest in this area and the research has a strong comparative element focused on four key contemporary themes within the area: employee voice, conflict management, work life issues, and employment relations in SMEs. More recent work focusing on African employment relations is developing further the comparative element. The second theme is the exploration of the political and institutional environment of business and there has been a considerable contribution to the institutions of global economic relations and political elites. Other work...