Innovative research. Leading the way

In the 2014 REF, 75% of the Faculty's research was rated as either internationally recognised or world class. 94% of our research was deemed 3 or 4* for impact.

The Faculty of Medicine has taken a leading role in delivering the University’s multi-disciplinary research strategy. Our guiding principles have been to enhance our capacity for translational research and to increase interdisciplinary research at the interface with the physical sciences, computing, engineering and mathematics – especially in areas where the University is world-leading.

We pursue an ambitious strategy for growth, building on existing research strengths to develop new pillars within an overarching lifecourse approach to health and disease. Our main research areas are:

- Cancer Sciences Research Group

- Respiratory and Allergy Research Group

- Clinical Neuroscience Research Group

- Infection and Immunity Research Group

- Human Development and Physiology Research Group

- Primary Care Research Group

- Population Health Sciences Group

Working with local, national and international collaborators, the partnership between the University Hospital Southampton and the University of Southampton has a proven track record of producing high quality biomedical science that is translated through patient-based research and then progressed into later phase studies across the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

Via the Institute for Life Sciences, we are helping to bring new materials and point-of-care devices to the clinic, apply mathematical modelling to biological and clinical problems and bridge the gap between microscopy and structural biology by imaging in the nanodomain.

Administration of these groups is via four Academic Units: Cancer Sciences (Head Prof. Martin Glennie); Human Development and Health, comprising the Human Development and Physiology Research Group as well as being the homebase for the cross-cutting theme of Genomics, Epigenetics and Bioinformatics (Head Prof Karen Temple); Clinical Experimental Sciences – comprising Respiratory and Allergy, Clinical Neuroscience and Infection and Immunity; and Primary Care and Population Health Science (Head Prof Paul Roderick).

Research opportunities

We have a reputation for academic excellence in all aspects of teaching and research and are one of the UK's leading centres for biomedical research offering a range of postgraduate opportunities in both basic and clinical science.

Breaking boundaries

We encourage enterprise and innovation in research and education. Our research has led to successful commercial endeavors with the creation of five spin-out companies.