School of Human Sciences news archive
London Met welcomes Dr Elizabeth Opara as Head of Human Sciences
Dr Opara joins London Met from Kingston University with an ambitious vision for the future of the School.
Remembering Stephanie Chow
Stephanie, a student training lead for Dietetics and alumna of the University, is remembered for her brilliant mentorship and the sincere kindness she showed her patients.
Obesity as a risk factor for COVID-19
London Met PhD graduate Dr Roham Makki has contributed his expertise on associations between respiratory function and obesity to Public Health England, to aid the pandemic response.
3D printing for drug delivery
Dr Bruno Sil dos Santos uses 3D printing to develop new surrogates that can mimic the same properties as human membranes to find new ways to improve approaches to drug delivery.
Final year Dietetics students join NHS to fight COVID-19
Student dietitians are supporting the NHS by joining the temporary HCPC register, for the crucial work of developing tube feeding plans for patients requiring ventilation.
Fighting a near-impossible fight: using antibodies to eradicate viruses
Gary McLean, Professor in Molecular Immunology, explains his life’s work to find and use monoclonal antibodies to target viruses.
London Met lecturer features on CNN to discuss COVID-19 pandemic
Gary McLean, professor in molecular immunology, has appeared twice on the major US news channel to provide his expertise on various issues related to coronavirus.
Remembering Amged El Hawrani
The London Met alumnus and hospital consultant was one of the first senior medics to die after contracting COVID-19. He is remembered for his compassion and dedication.
In memory of Dr Paul Matewele
Much-loved member of our community has died following a battle with a coronavirus infection
COVID-19: London Met scientist returns to NHS to help with crisis
Clinical researcher Mohamed Ahmed will return to a former role in a hospital lab, as the NHS strives to rapidly expand its workforce to tackle the pandemic.
COVID-19: London Met infection control expert supporting the armed forces
Dr Ian Hancock is volunteering his expertise and experience of tackling major viral crises to help the British armed forces and veteran-based charities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
London Met scientist volunteering to expand COVID-19 testing
Dr Sheelagh Heugh will use her expertise to help Public Health England with the expansion of the COVID-19 testing regime, with the support of London Met.
COVID-19: London Met donates safety equipment to local hospital
The University has donated protective equipment from its Science Centre to the Whittington Hospital as the UK battles the novel coronavirus.
London Met to co-host Euro Food Summit 2020
The focus of this year’s international summit will be the application of nanotechnology and biotechnology to food production, processing and packaging.
The Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan
There is evidence of human to human transmission by direct contact, but the risk in the UK is low says Dr Gary McLean, Professor in Molecular Immunology.
Careers focused courses strengthen London Met’s postgraduate offer
Ten new postgraduate programmes will provide the necessary preparation for a variety of different career paths.
London Met PhD student named Nutritionist of the Year by the Caroline Walker Trust
Greg Lessons has been named nutritionist of the year by the Caroline Walker Trust for his innovative lifestyle programme for London's firefighters.
National Student Survey success for London Met courses
High scores for overall satisfaction and quality of teaching on a number of London Met courses.
School of Human Sciences organises inaugural research conference
Event supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry welcomed undergraduates from a number of leading universities
Sports therapists embark on humanitarian mission in Greece
Sports Science Therapy graduates have launched a fundraising page to help achieve their goal of volunteering to help refugees in Lesvos, Greece.
2019 Students’ Union winners announced
The 2019 Students’ Union (SU) winners were announced in a glamorous awards ceremony in the Great Hall.
His Royal Highness The Duke of York returns to London Met
London Met’s Royal Patron met with students and staff on the University’s Holloway campus.
London Met courses accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry
London Met’s Chemistry degree has been accredited for its fantastic delivery of education.
The Salters’ Festival of Chemistry comes to London Met
London Metropolitan University hosted the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry on Tuesday 2 April giving Year 8 and 9 students across London a taste of Chemistry and university life.
Gifts produce the same chemical reaction as being in love, tests show
Tests conducted by Bioscientists at London Metropolitan University have found that gifting someone produces the same chemical reaction as being in love.
Education at London Met cited as 'an example of good practice' by the European Commission
London Metropolitan University has been named as "an example of good practice" and a "source of inspiration for others" by the European Commission, an executive body of the EU.
Tests find traces of faeces on popular restaurant touchscreens
Tests conducted by Dr Paul Matewele, a microbiologist at London Metropolitan University, have found that touchscreens in McDonald’s restaurants carry faeces.
2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners announced
Congratulations to our 2017/18 Academic Excellence Award winners. We are proud of your achievements and wish you all the best for the future.
Cash contains potentially life-threatening bacteria, new tests find
Tests conducted by the microbiology team at London Metropolitan University has found life-threatening bacteria on the money we handle every day.
Celebrating the Accelerator
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Accelerator are hosting a launch party to mark the occasion and unveil its new and improved spaces.
Are you what you eat?
A global conference discussing the impact nutrition has on the immune system in health and disease will take place in London Met’s iconic Great Hall.
Celebrating our 2018 summer graduates
Hundreds of graduates celebrated their achievements at the Barbican Centre on what is undoubtedly one of the biggest days of their lives.
Graduate stories: Mignon Cristofoli
South African national Mignon worked in finance and as an entrepreneur before London Met helped her pursue her dream of becoming a scientist.
Improving social inclusion for London’s young people
London Met’s Widening Participation team work with young people across London and host a range of taster days to give tomorrow’s leaders a taste of university life.
Food, glorious food!
The brand new Foodie Founder programme was launched at London Met on Monday 18 June. The one-day workshop is designed to help students with a food or drink business idea.
Sports Therapy students get a taste of entrepreneurship
“As a sports therapy student I am aware that a major career opportunity for me is starting my own business,” says student Lionel Stone.
Students' business idea wins silver in national competition
The winners of the 2018 Big Idea Challenge creative category win silver in Ecotrophelia UK.
Peer-reviewing postgraduate research
Postgraduate students from across the University had the opportunity to present their research findings to students from other areas, promoting cross-collaboration and peer-review.
Taking on the world...one marshmallow at a time
The winners of the 2018 Big Idea Challenge Creative category has been shortlisted for a national food innovation prize with ‘Fabamallow,’ a vegan chocolate covered marshmallow.
Young entrepreneurs celebrated at Big Idea Challenge awards
Budding entrepreneurs from across London have been taking part in the annual Big Idea Challenge, one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.
A celebration of London's entrepreneurs at the Big Idea Challenge awards 2018
With over 10,000 votes cast world-wide, London Met’s Big Idea Challenge really was its biggest yet. Find out who the 2018 winners are.
Students present research findings to peers
Seven students from London Metropolitan University recently presented their research results at the prestigious British Conference of Undergraduate Research.
Developing new vaccinations for a silent killer
Dr Gary McLean, a Reader in Molecular Immunology at London Metropolitan University, worked as part of an international research team to investigate a new vaccine to combat a virus.
London Met experts help designer to turn chewing gum waste into recycled products
Entrepreneur worked with the Polymers department at London Met to create Gumdrop.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
The University hosted an event in honour of International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women and how they can reach their career goals through higher education.
Chemistry students undertaking apprenticeships at Unilever
Three part-time Chemistry BSc students are currently working with one of the world's leading consumer-goods company, Unilever.
Is there life on Mars?
Dr Kevin Devine, senior lecturer in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at London Met, has worked collaboratively on research which suggests bacterial life on Mars could exist.
Representing London Met at Parliament
Two London Met students have presented their dissertation research at Westminster Palace.
Even more quality teaching at London Metropolitan University
The University is committed to delivering education to the highest standard. A focus is placed on supporting academic staff to become Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
Contributing knowledge to sports therapists
A Sports Therapy professional has contributed to a leading trade publication, drawing on his personal experience with a debilitating sporting injury.
Chair of the Office for Students visits London Met
University welcomed Sir Michael Barber to its Holloway campus.
Chemistry student stars on Pointless
A London Met Chemistry student put his knowledge to the test and appeared on the BBC’s hit show, Pointless.
Presenting on feeding difficulties at a national conference
Keira Hall, a London Met 2017 graduate, presented her dissertation findings on feeding difficulties and malnutrition at a high profile national conference.
London Met staff honoured at 2017 Annual Awards
Staff members recognised for outstanding contribution within the University.
Evaluating firefighters’ lifestyles
A London Metropolitan University graduate’s abstract will be published in a nutritional journal, after winning the top prize after presenting his work to the Nutrition Society.
Boosting employability for Sports Science students
Sports Science and Sports Therapy students at the University have been awarded Personal Training and Fitness Instruction qualifications which will enhance their job prospects.
London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
Food Matters for London Met
Dietetics and Nutrition students from London Metropolitan University were given the opportunity to share their expertise and network at a major expo held at ExCel London.
London Met formalises partnership agreement with Triagon Akademie
London Met has formalised a new partnership agreement with the Triagon Akademie.
Researching new cancer treatments
A London Met academic and graduate have embarked on a cross-collaborative research project that aims to find new therapies for cancer patients.
Celebrating Europe’s first Professor of Nanotechnology Manufacturing, a London Met alumnus
Professor Terry Wilkins has been made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
London Met to open new Highbury Canteen
London Metropolitan University will introduce a new Highbury Canteen to the Holloway campus by March 2018.
London Met graduate appears on ITV Tonight Programme
London Met graduate, Aisling Phelan, recently appeared on ITV’s current affairs programme, Tonight.
London Met guest lecturer appeared on Bake Off
Dr Sue Bailey, who is a visiting lecturer in MSc Food Science at the University, appeared on the Great British Bake Off to talk about a historical Cambridge recipe.
Rising to the top
Chemistry BSc student chosen for highly sought after training week at GlaxoSmithKline.
A new home for London Met's Students' Union
London Metropolitan University has invested £1.2 million in the creation of a new home for its Students’ Union (SU).
Bringing a novel viewpoint to microbes in food
Dr Hamid Ghoddusi has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes by the Food Standards Agency.
London Met brings chemistry to life
Chemistry BSc students have been using 3D printing to give their learning an extra dimension.
Smiles all around as graduates celebrate their achievements
Students celebrate their success at London Met by formally graduating in front of friends and family at the Barbican.
Green recognition for Students’ Union
London Metropolitan University’s Students’ Union received a ‘Good’ standard of accreditation from the National Union of Students.
London Met breaks another graduate employment record
Official figures reveal that 95% of all graduates are in work or further study six months after leaving London Met.