In 2014, Middlesex University Dubai launched the ‘Research Matters’ newsletter. This newsletter celebrates the wide range of impactful research-related activities of our faculty and students. It contains articles written by current and former students who share their research experiences. It provides information about staff research publications, prestigious awards, upcoming conferences and events, and national and international research collaborations. The editors encourage submissions across a range of research-relevant topics from staff, students, and external researchers. For further information or to submit an article for publication in Research Matters, contact the editor, Dr Lynda Hyland, at [email protected].