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The University of Southampton
Primary Care Research Centre

Research themes

Please click on the links below to explore our research themes and find out about the broad range of high quality research undertaken at Southampton. Within the themes you will find links to our ongoing studies and to key researchers.

Data Science

Data Science is the latest edition to our research themes.

Our data science research uses large volumes of complex, heterogenous, multi-dimensional and often unstructured dataset from different sources with the aim of understanding patterns, trends, and associations of diseases to inform preventive action. We use traditional statistical methods alongside artificial intelligence algorithms to draw insights on real-world problems.


Diagnosis and prognosis

Work in this theme includes prospective observational studies, routine data studies, qualitative studies, diagnostic studies and randomised controlled trials.


Improving use of medicines

Research in this area includes providing evidence on the safe and effective use of conventional and alternative medicines for common conditions managed in primary care.


Supporting self-management

Research in this theme addresses the NHS Long Term Plan’s commitment to improving supported self-management.

Our Covid-19 research can be found on this page.

Content areas

Our research addresses a broad range of the conditions and problems managed in primary care, but is focused around four key content areas.

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