Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health delivers a truly translational approach to the life sciences, from pure discovery science through to clinical application and patient care.

We develop and deliver the highest quality education and training for health professionals and life scientists in partnership with the NHS and industry, contributing to the University's tradition of innovation and improvements in the health of people around the world.

The integration of discovery biology, clinical application and patient care within a single Faculty, particularly in a region with notable health inequality, provides us with a real opportunity to have a very significant and positive impact on people's lives.

Research within the Faculty

We conduct outstanding, world-leading research in the biological, medical and health sciences. We were ranked 2nd in the UK in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise for our research in the areas of the allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy, and 4th nationally for research power in the biological sciences .

REF 2021 reflects the Faculty’s improvements in research quality and strength across all our Units of Assessment since the last assessment in 2014.

Read more about our research impact.

Research within our Schools 

We have a diverse range of research activity and groups based with the Faculty's three Schools. 

School of Biological Sciences:

School of Medical Sciences:

School of Health Sciences:

Institutes and networks

The Faculty leads the following institutes and networks: 

We also contribute to:

Core research facilities

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Our researchers

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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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