Key research areas

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Birmingham‘s research mission aims to deliver research across the spectrum from discovery to translation, with clinical need driving basic research and fundamental mechanistic discovery facilitating substantial clinical progress, supported by methodological expertise in biostatistics, health economics, clinical trials, evidence synthesis, medical ethics and qualitative research. 

These areas of research are coordinated by the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, one of the University’s five Colleges, which comprises five Schools; namely, Cancer Sciences; Immunity & Infection; Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Health & Population Sciences and Dentistry.

The Schools provide organisational units for academic management, teaching delivery and financial oversight. Crucially, they also facilitate a flexible, cross-disciplinary and collaborative research centre structure that integrates clinical and non-clinical researchers and allows effective collaboration.

Find out more information about our research domains within the College and the work undertaken by our various research groups by following the links below.

Research domains