Improving health has been an integral part of the University since 1505, when we established the first Chair of Medicine in the English-speaking world

Our unique and internationally recognised disciplinary strengths in nutrition research, translational medicine, applied health sciences and economics, and psychology, together with our strong existing links with the National Health Service, economic development agencies, policymakers and the food and life science industries, will underpin our approach in developing and implementing strategies to address the major health challenges of the 21st century.

Our investment in state-of the art facilities, includes clinical and trails investigation unit, the metabolic research unit, a specialist Human Nutrition Unit, and a suite of clinical imaging capability, ensures that we continue to be a global leader in nutrition and health research.

We have developed interdisciplinary collaborations that address the complex mechanisms by which individuals, lifestyle, diet, socio-economic and environmental conditions affect the major health challenges. The impact of our work was recognised through the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our sustained excellence in health services research over the last 40 years.