Our research themes

GW4 BioMed MRC DTP studentships centre around three strategic research themes that characterise the programme.

Find out more about our research themes below. Updated content on BioMed2 themes coming soon!

Infection, Immunity and Repair

The Infection, Immunity and Repair theme aims to improve the diagnosis, prevention, stratification and treatment of patients with various forms of autoimmune and infectious diseases, cancers and co-morbidities as well as providing a bridge to clinical innovation.

This theme focuses on the following inter-related areas:

  • Immunology: the activation, regulation and control of adaptive immune responses.
  • Infection: fundamental interests in microbiology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology and mycology.

Neuroscience and Mental Health

This particular theme centres around research that aims to:

  • Reduce the significant societal and financial impact of brain disorders.
  • Optimise quality of life and wellbeing in those with chronic and/or progressive disease.
  • Encourage behavioural change and citizenship behaviour, leading to a sustainable, safe and inclusive society.
  • Deliver new methods for personalised assessment of health and behaviour, facilitating measurement of preventative interventions.

Population Health

The work under this research theme focuses on understanding the biological, environmental and social causes of disease, including the determinants of health risk behaviours. It aims to design, develop and test services and interventions to improve population health and healthcare quality, and implement research findings into policy and practice.

The Population Health research theme is structured around four inter-related areas:

  • Healthy childhood.
  • Healthy behaviour change.
  • Healthy living in adults.
  • Healthcare quality and safety.

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