Our research is focused in areas of excellence which address the key health challenges facing society today. We are a translational research leader, striving to lead the way with new discoveries that will have a transformational impact on the health of society.

Our research is grouped into areas of strategic importance and staff undertake collaborative work which is internationally recognised as excellent. Within the Institutes there are research centres and groups in which teams with shared research interests work and teach collaboratively. This ensures that our students' teaching and learning is being delivered by researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who are passionate about communicating their subject and so research within the School is closely integrated with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

Research staff within the School are members of one of the Research Institutes listed below.

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Institute of Applied Health Sciences

Working on hospital based clinical disciplines, population health, health services research and health economics.

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Institute of Medical Sciences

Working on cutting-edge biomedical subjects aimed at understanding how the human body functions.

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Rowett Institute

Working on some of the big human health issues of our time, including food inequalities, food security and obesity.

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MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

Our new MRC Centre will facilitate innovative interdisciplinary research and training that will substantially advance our understanding of fungal pathogenesis and host immunity.

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Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health

Improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions via innovative interdisciplinary clinical, research & training.