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 have an outstanding reputation and are committed to the pursuit of excellence in biomedical sciences and clinical research. In the 2014 REF, 94% of the Faculty's research was rated 3 or 4* for impact. Our vision is to translate biomedical research into clinical outcomes that improve health worldwide.
Medicine leads the international research community in a range of major interdisciplinary areas, which are organised into specific Research Groups. Running across these groups are a series of research themes, in which the University is a world-class leader.
Our research covers a very wide base, from basic cellular science, investigating disease mechanisms, to large population cohort studies and epidemiology. It is organised around the groups and underpinned by the three cross-cutting themes of Immunology; Epidemiology; and Genomics, Epigenetics and Bioinformatics.
The Faculty of Medicine hosts a large number of externally awarded centres of excellence, including Cancer Research UK, NIHR/Wellcome Trust and MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.
Research Team Profile
Professor Tim Elliott - a world-class researcher at University of Southampton's Cancer Research UK Centre - is making fundamental discoveries about how our immune system works which will aid the design of effective new treatments to improve survival for people with cancer.
We are one of the UK's leading centres for biomedical research offering a range of PG opport
Working with us
Our research has led to successful commercial endeavours with the creation of five companies
- Reducing the threat of resistance to antibiotics
- Cancer Immunology-using your immune system to cure cancer
- Preventing invasive pneumococcal disease in the UK's workforce
- Detecting drug cheats in the 2012 Olympic Games