Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health


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The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health delivers a truly translational approach to the life sciences, from pure discovery science through to clinical application and patient care.

We develop and deliver the highest quality education and training for health professionals and life scientists in partnership with the NHS and industry, contributing to the University's tradition of innovation and improvements in the health of people around the world.

The integration of discovery biology, clinical application and patient care within a single Faculty, particularly in a region with notable health inequality, provides us with a real opportunity to have a very significant and positive impact on people's lives.

Research within the Faculty

We conduct outstanding, world-leading research in the biological, medical and health sciences across eight research domains. We were ranked 4th out of 44 in the UK for research power in the biological sciences in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), and our research in the areas of the allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy was also judged to be excellent.

Research domains

Our eight research domains bring together the critical mass – from across the University and our partner organisations – needed to take on the most important biological, medical and health problems facing society today.

They create new interdisciplinary research communities in areas that span basic and applied research. With enhanced interaction, collaboration, and innovation, our research domains drive ambitious, high-quality research.

Find out more about our research domains.

Research within our Schools 

We have a diverse range of research activity and groups based with the Faculty's three Schools. 

School of Biological Sciences:

School of Medical Sciences:

School of Health Sciences:

Institutes and networks

The Faculty leads the following institutes and networks: 

We also contribute to:

Core research facilities

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Our researchers

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