UCL Research


Engage with us

Find out more about the many ways to engage with us, including finding experts and their research outputs, or collaborating with us.

Many ways to engage

There are many ways to engage with UCL research depending on your objectives and areas of interest.

Browse our Research pages to find out more about our work. Check the links below for ways to engage.

Media enquiries – we manage an extensive database of UCL academics who are happy to be contacted by the media in relation to their area of research and expertise. Find a UCL expert and liaise with the Media Relations team.

General enquiries – For general enquiries about research at UCL, please email Research, Innovation & Global Engagement (RIGE) at rige@ucl.ac.uk, or access contact details for our research support teams within RIGE.

Collaborate on research projects

Whether you'd like to join efforts on existing research work, or explore opportunities to develop new joint research projects or partnerships:

Contact researchers direct

UCL Profiles Database – Search our database of UCL academics, including their areas of expertise, research outputs and collaborations.

Contact through faculties

Visit the research pages of our 11 faculties websites for details of schools, institutes, departments, projects and researchers within specific areas of research – UCL Arts & Humanities | UCL Life Sciences | UCL Bartlett - Built Environment | UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences | UCL Brain Sciences | UCL Medical Sciences | UCL Engineering | UCL Population Health Sciences | IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society | UCL Social & Historical Sciences | UCL Laws

Contact through initiatives and networks

UCL Grand Challenges – We are developing 5 new areas identified as urgent global challenges - Climate Crisis | Mental Health & Wellbeing | Data-Empowered Societies | Inequalities | Intercultural Communication.

UCL Research Domains – The UCL Research Domains are large, cross-disciplinary research communities that span UCL and our partner organisations to support collaboration and discovery. They are - Environment | Space | Neuroscience | Cancer | Microbiology | Collaborative Social Science | Food, Metabolism & Society.

UCL Global Engagement – for international collaborations, by global regional areas: Africa & Middle East | Europe | Latin America | North America | East Asia | South Asia | South East Asia & Australasia - and by country activity: UCL and China | UCL and India

Pro-Provost (London) – Contact us for London based collaborations including at our new UCL East campus in east London.

Theme/campaign websites – UCL Sustainable Development Goals Initiative | AI for People and Planet | Climate Hub | UCL Health | Advanced Research ComputingData Science

Use our research and related services, facilities and technologies

Whether you’re a global company, SME, third sector organisation or local authority, the following will give you access to UCL's expertise in research, innovation, enterprise, and research project management.

UCL Innovation & Enterprise have the people and processes that can get you connected to world-changing ideas and innovations, and help you develop successful research partnerships with UCL.

UCL Consultants is one of the UK’s leading providers of academic consultancy services. We provide the commercial, contractual and project management specialisms to successfully integrate UCL's academic expertise and resources to your project.

UCL Business Ltd (UCLB), is a wholly owned subsidiary of UCL. Working with UCL’s world-renowned faculties and associated hospitals, it brings together exceptional ideas, innovations and industry to benefit society and the economy. If you are looking to partner with UCL researchers, check our commercial and licensing opportunities.

UCL Science Technology Platforms and Facilities (STPs) - find out about our network of sustainable world-class science and technology platforms, and about opportunities to use them.

For policy makers

UCL Public Policy seeks to engage on topics that are of relevance to policy professionals where UCL research can illuminate policy problems. Our team will: 

  • Provide the channels and means to consult UCL expertise 
  • Convene roundtable meetings bringing together researchers and policymakers to discuss topical issues, facilitating dialogue and networking  
  • Provide access to high-level research summaries (evidence notes) for policymakers, based on key UCL research activities 
  • Explain UCL research on platforms specifically for policymakers, such as our series of podcasts 
  • Run world-leading training and learning opportunities in the field of public policy, from professional development courses up to PhD level. 
For funders and donors

Through UCL Giving, you can: 

  • Provide life-changing scholarships for students 
  • Enable transformative research and the academics that drive it, e.g. by supporting a UCL faculty, school or department, or by supporting key areas of research such as cancer research and neuroscience 
  • Invest in new spaces to power breakthroughs and learning, e.g. UCL East or UCL partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Moorfields Eye Charity to build a new, state-of-the-art facility that will be the largest co-located site for eye research, education and care globally.  
For recruiters

UCL Careers provide employers with simple solutions to:

  • help you directly recruit our students, researchers and recent graduates
  • attend a wide range of events on campus
  • promote your own events
  • and support the development of our users’ employability skills.
Work at UCL

Our staff are multi-national, amongst the best in their field and bring a wide range of lived experience to their work. Find out about opportunities to join us and about the support we provide our researchers.

Work at UCL – Find out more about academic careers at UCL.

UCL Doctoral School – the cross-university support platform for UCL's postgraduate research community. We are dedicated to enriching your UCL research experience, providing a comprehensive array of resources, guidance, and opportunities to help you thrive.

UCL Researcher Development supports the personal, professional and career development of research staff and doctoral researchers by enabling you to maximise your potential and excel in your role. 


Hear from some of our partners

Teledyne UK secured a track record as Europe’s leading supplier of Charge-Coupled Devices as a result of their research collaboration with UCL.
"The enhanced reputation and improved capability that this experience has built at Teledyne UK has made it possible for the company to be a credible supplier to the next ESA (European Space Agency) science missions."
David Morris (Chief Engineer, Space Imaging) at Teledyne UK 

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Two knowledge exchange projects, drawing on expertise from UCL and partners, are helping young people co-develop the mental health support they need most.
"This is an exciting collaboration with UCL that will help us to shape our employment, education and training services for young people based on their needs and aspirations. Working with an expert in this area like UCL, and amplifying the voices of young people locally, will mean we can better respond to what our young residents need with clearer insights and more targeted support." 
Siobhan Scantlebury, Head of Youth Progression at Islington Council

Islington youth, councillors and UCL research team

Phasecraft, a start-up led by academics from UCL and the University of Bristol, has raised £13 million in a new funding round.
"We’re delighted to be supporting Phasecraft again. They have made great strides towards utilising the power of quantum computers and I’m excited to see them use this latest financing round to push them further towards quantum advantage." 
David Grimm, Investment Director, UCL Technology Fund 

Phasecraft team

A partnership between UCL and the National Trust is helping the heritage sector adapt to change, connect with more people, and embrace new practices.
"Our strategic partnership with UCL is helping us go much further to address significant heritage science challenges through innovative and interdisciplinary research. Outputs from this high-quality, collaborative research will give us the evidence we need to make decisions about how to look after the places and objects in our care for many years to come." 
Tom Dommett, Head of Historic Environment at the National Trust 

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Leading academics across a range of disciplines from eight universities are joining forces with partners from government, industry and charities to build a new hub for behavioural research co-led by UCL academics.
"This ambitious and exciting leadership hub represents a real commitment to behavioural research within the UK, bringing together key academics, policy makers, NGOs and allied professionals, to use the evidence to create change. More exciting for me are the new scientific pathways and practices we will create and strengthen by taking a truly transdisciplinary approach."
Dr Sharon Cox (UCL Behavioural Science and Health), Deputy Director of Behavioural Research UK (BR-UK)

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