Research Centre

Welcome to your LSST Research Centre  

The research centre aims to influence, inspire and produce world-leading research in a wide range of subject areas and disciplines. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote research activity within the LSST community through innovative and inclusive research as well as promote collaborative partnerships with organisations’ that have shared values.  

Our Vision

The London School of Science and Technology Research Centre aspires to be a leading research-intensive institution contributing positively to the fields of  business, management, public health and social care research. In pursuit of its strategy to achieve research excellence, the centre promotes impactful interdisciplinary research and collaborative partnerships positioning the institution to achieve its set goals. 

Vision Goals Inspiration Mission Motivation Ideas Concept

Research Themes

The research centre has emerging themes in line with current trends and the interest of the LSST community. The research theme for 2023 is ‘Bridging the gap: Embracing Diversity in HE teaching and learning’. 

Research services 

  • Training 
  • Events (Example Research Symposium). 


Dr George Panagiotou

Dr George Panagiotou is an experienced academic in the UK and a published author of books and blind referee papers in academic journals in the areas of strategy and marketing.
Throughout his career, he has held several senior academic positions in both public and private HE institutions.

Over the years he has designed and managed numerous educational programmes, he has served as an external examiner in Universities in the UK and abroad and has been a reviewer for the blind referee Emerald Journal of Management Decision. He has also been, for a brief period, a Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) reviewer.
In May 2015, he took up his post as LSST’s principal and since then the college has grown from strength to strength. In his capacity as LSST’s principal, he provides strategic leadership, management and oversight of all fundamental academic aspects ensuring the highest standard of student experience in line with the numerous regulations and guidelines of the Office for Students (OfS), the

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and partner Universities.
Central to his job role and responsibilities is ensuring that the college observes its vision and mission and achieves its targets as set by the Board of Governors (BoGs).


Interim Team Lead/ Research Centre Coordinator
Dr Maryam Idris-Usman
PhD, MSc, BSc

Dr Maryam Idris-Usman is a Senior Lecturer with a demonstrated background of working in the higher education. Prior to this she has several years of experience in the field of Pharmacology. She has completed a MSc in drug design and has a PhD in natural product medicine for malaria.

She has published several articles on malaria, pain and other diseases. Her research background was with the University of Salford and also with the Bayero University Medical School, Nigeria. She has worked within a Pharmaceutical Research Institute where her work for natural product medicine was established.

More recently, she had a career steer, venturing into Health and Social Science which she is very passionate about. Her recent research interest merges the world of pharmacology and social sciences and her research interest is social pharmacology with particular interest on menopause with particular interest on the BAME community.

She is currently the Interim Team Lead for the Department of Health at the London School of Science and Technology and also serving as the Coordinator for the Research Centre. She has led the module, Ageing through the life course which she improved vastly by updating the content.

She has attended various conferences and workshops and is a member of British Society for Parasitology and British Pharmacological Society.


Course Coordinator/ Chair Publication and Peer Review Council
Maria Bastos, PhD
PhD, MA, BSc

Maria Bastos, PhD (University of Westminster) is a Lecturer in Health and Social Care at the London School of Sciences and Technology. She is also Course Coordinator for BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care with Foundation (Buckinghamshire New University) taught at LSST.

She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the School of Governance and Society, University of Management and Technology (Lahore, Pakistan).
Maria currently serves as chair of the Peer Review Committed at LSST Research Centre.

Maria’s specialisms include Foreign Policy with a focus in South Asia, and feminist and postcolonial approaches to politics and social sciences. Maria is also interested in militarism and militarisation, and issues linked to Global Health.

She is the author of several publications and regularly participates in national and international conferences.


Chair Publication LSST Research Services Council
Dr Chinedu Uwabuike
PhD, MSc, BSc

Dr Chinedu (Ned) Uwabuike Chair, LSST Research Services Council Dr Chinedu (Ned) Uwabuike holds a MSc degree from Sheffield Hallam University and PhD in Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London. Dr Ned, before joining LSST, worked with the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour (EROB) group, London School of Economics (LSE) as well as the Department of Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck University of London. Dr Ned currently leads on the Developing Leadership and Management Skills module and lectures on Organisational Behaviour and Dissertation modules at LSST/BNU. Dr Ned adopts the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) method and his research interests include Psychology of leadership, Inter-group relations, Cultural intelligence, Wellbeing at work and Psychological contracts at work.


Telephone: +44 (0)1216436774 Ext: 209


Research Proposal form

Ethics form

LSST ethics framework

Grant application


Annual Research Symposium coming up in September 

Call for abstracts (Email