UCL Research


Our people and teams

Meet our community of researchers and the teams who create an environment where they and their discoveries can thrive.

At the heart of our research at UCL is our community of researchers, counting some of the top worldwide experts in their fields.

Leading, coordinating, and supporting all research and research-related activities across UCL, are the teams within Research, Innovation and Global Engagement (RIGE) - led by Professor Geraint Rees.

Find out more below about our researchers and supporting teams across UCL.

About UCL researchers

Our staff, from around the world, are amongst the best in their fields.

This ensures that UCL is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023). 

UCL was also recently named University of the Year 2024 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024).


Browse our research and researchers by faculty:

UCL academics and researchers

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

UCL experts for media enquiries

Access our database of UCL academics happy to be contacted by the media in relation to their area of research and expertise.


Spotlight on UCL researchers

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About UCL Research, Innovation & Global Engagement (RIGE)

UCL Research, Innovation and Global Engagement (RIGE) – led by Professor Geraint Rees – seeks to maximise the beneficial economic, cultural and social impact of research and innovation at UCL.

Our Research support teams within RIGE:

  • are responsible for UCL’s participation in the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • ensure that research complies with our research ethics and integrity guidance
  • coordinate large-scale funding bids through our research coordination teams
  • ensure, through the UCL Doctoral School, that the quality of research training at UCL is at the highest possible standard
  • enable researchers to maximise the beneficial impact of their work
  • lead on a number of cross-institutional initiatives to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration, including the UCL Grand Challenges and Research Domains
  • facilitate academic collaboration with policymakers through the UCL Public Policy programme. 

In addition to our research support teams, RIGE also includes our teams in Global EngagementInnovation & Enterprise, UCL Consultants, and our commercialisation company UCL Business.

Research support teams (within RIGE)

Find out more and access contact details for our teams and people

Professor Geraint Rees, UCL Vice-Provost (RIGE)

Professor Geraint Rees leads UCL Research, Innovation & Global Engagement

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