The unit has established an international reputation in the field of evidence synthesis, guideline development, clinical trials and cancer survivorship within Urology. It has forged strong collaborations and links, locally with the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT) and the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU), nationally with the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and cancer charities, and internationally with the European Association of Urology and the Cochrane Collaboration .

Our focus is on three major themes:

  • Academic research encompassing quantitative and qualitative methodology;
  • Training and education;
  • Patient-oriented programmes.

These collaborations have secured funding for the University of Aberdeen through numerous multicentre and international studies totalling more than £9 million.