Research in the Faculty
Our research is driven through six Research Groups; Cardiovascular & Cancer studies; Computational & Systems Biology; Infectious Diseases; Nursing & Healthcare Nutrition, Metabolism & Diabetes and Sleep, Chronobiology & Addiction. Each group is led by a senior Professor.
This is an exciting time for the Faculty, and the University of Surrey as a whole. Our new £40m School of Veterinary Medicine, opening in 2014, aims to further grow our research portfolio, within the ‘One Heath — One Medicine’ theme. As part of the integration of biomedical and health research, the University is playing a leading role in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Sciences Network which is set to encourage greater collaboration between academic institutions, the NHS and industry to boost research and innovation in health care.
In 2012, the University was awarded one of 14 BBSRC multi-centre Doctoral Training Partnerships to support postgraduate research. Our many international partnerships are now complemented by the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) which was formally established in 2011 with the University of Sao Paolo and North Carolina State University.
Our extensive, well-established collaborations with industry and the National Health Service continue to provide knowledge transfer to the commercial sector, clinical practice and the wider community.
If you are looking to do a research degree please see our Graduate School page.
If you have any questions or want to find out about our research, please get in touch. We look forward to working with you.
Professor Derk-Jan Dijk
Associate Dean (Research & Enterprise)
6th Best University in the UK
Guardian league table 2015.
Top 3 in biomedical research in the UK
In the last UK research assessment exercise (RAE 2008) our biomedical research was placed 3rd out of 68 institutions submitted in Allied Health Professions & Studies, with 60% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
Top research publications
Our staff publish in the top impact factor journals in their field, as well as in the very best interdisciplinary journals such as Nature, Science, PNAS, Neuron and Cell. In the last five years, our top 20 papers (ranked by impact factor) all exceed an impact factor of 13.5, with a top citation of over 150.
£8m grant funding
The Faculty receives programme and project grant funding of around £8m a year from all of the major biomedical and health funding sources, including research councils, government departments, charities, NHS, EC programmes and the pharmaceutical and food industries.
80 academics, 100 research fellows and more than 150 PhD and MD students are involved in our research.
We have invested heavily in our core facilities, spending £26.5m on clinical, animal and omic facilities between 2001-2008. Since then, we have invested £1.4m to upgrade our clinical research facilities, £0.5m to create a veterinary pathology facility and £0.4m to provide a second Category III facility. We have also spent £3.7m on new research equipment and instruments and £0.8m to extend our animal facility for the biomedical sciences.
A £13.2m extension to the library was opened in 2011.