Research in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
The Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences has six research groups that represent the areas of strength of our research activity. In the last two UK research assessment exercises (RAE 2001 and RAE2008) the biomedical research of the Faculty attained ratings in the top 5% of institutions in the country.
For RAE2001, FHMS was a top 5* rated institution, and in RAE 2008 over 60% of our biomedical research activity was rated world-leading or internationally excellent, and over 95% at an internationally recognized standard. In the biomedical sciences (UoA12) we were ranked 3rd in the country. For the first time in 2008 we submitted our healthcare related research (UoA7) which showed that more than 55% of our activity has already reached international standard.
The primary academic disciplines embraced by these research areas include, Biochemistry, Clinical Medicine, Dietetics, Endocrinology, Health Care, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nursing, Nutrition, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Social Care, Toxicology and Virology. Staff regularly publish in the top impact factor journals in each field, as well as publishing in interdisciplinary journals such as Nature, Science, Neuron and Cell.
Each research group is led by a senior Professor in the Faculty and has teams of researchers working in sub-areas of the group. In total the number of academic staff involved in our research exceeds 80, with more than 100 research fellows and 150 PhD/MD students. If you are looking to do a research degree please see our graduate school page.