Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Research in the school is collaborative and multi-disciplinary, with staff coming from a wide range of academic disciplines and clinical specialities.

The school's world class research was recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise which ranked our expertise in the top ten nationally.

  • 80% of Health Services Research rated 3* or 4* (world leading or internationally excellent)
  • 70% of Primary Care research rated 3* or 4* (world leading or internationally excellent)
  • 60% of Psychiatry research rated 3* or 4* (world leading or internationally excellent)
  • 35% of Epidemiology and Public Health research rated 4* (world leading)

Our multidisciplinary team of clinical and research scientists tackle many key public health and health care issues facing high and low income countries, such as obesity, AIDS, mental illness, child health, cancer detection and treatment using epidemiological, statistical and social science methods. Many of our academics provide health policy advice to government and international bodies and work in partnership with colleagues in India, Chile, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Norway, Belarus, Australia, Denmark, Taiwan and the USA.

There are several major research themes and research projects within the school. Most notable of these are the MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology (CAiTE) and the world-renowned Children of the 90s study.

The school is also a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and the NIHR School for Public Health.


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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