Organization 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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    Research Output

    A global perspective on the magnitude of suicide and non-fatal self-harm.

    Paul, E., 2021, Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention, 2nd edition. . 2 ed. Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    A Bayesian predictive approach for dealing with pseudoreplication

    Lazic, S. E., Mellor, J. R., Ashby, M. C. & Munafo, M. R., 11 Feb 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 10 p., 2366 (2020).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    54 Downloads (Pure)

    Accuracy of clinical coding of pleural empyema: A validation study

    Hamilton, F. & Arnold, D., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 26, 1, p. 79-80 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 28 Downloads (Pure)


    Student theses

    An Epigenome-Wide Association Study of Eczema

    Author: Berryman, K., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Paternoster, L. (Supervisor), Elliott, H. (Supervisor) & Relton, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)


    An investigation into the role of bone mass and other factors in determining fracture risk in children

    Author: Clark, E. M., 2007

    Supervisor: Ness, A. R. (Supervisor) & Tobias, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    2020 ERA-EDTA Virtual Access Grant

    Hamilton, Alexander J (Recipient), 28 Apr 2020

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Abdul Majid Prize for Translational Research

    Qureshi, Mahim I (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Academy of Medical Sciences

    Golding, Jean (Recipient), 2002

    Prize: Election to learned society


    Big Data VR simulated datasets

    Wilson, R. C. (Creator), Burton, P. (Creator), Avraam, D. (Creator) & Burton, P. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 21 Aug 2017



    Danish Society of Renal Nurses Annual Meeting

    Alexander J Hamilton (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    4 Nov 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Beam for Kidney Disease (External organisation)

    Alexander J Hamilton (Member)

    7 May 2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesAdvisory work for/on national or international committee or working group

    Mendelian randomization: past, present and future

    George Davey Smith (Speaker)

    23 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course