Primary Care Clinical Sciences

Primary Care Clinical SciencesPrimary Care Clinical Sciences at Birmingham is one of the largest centres for academic primary care in Europe.

Focusing on applied and translational research under five main clinical programmes:

  • Behavioural Medicine and Mental Health
  • Cancer & Chronic Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Rehabilitation
  • Healthcare Quality

In addition to these, we have the following cross-cutting methodological themes

  • Outcomes Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Ethnicity and Health

We are also developing a programme of research in medical education

The programmes are supported by methodology expertise and major investments in research infrastructure, particularly the

  •  Primary Care Clinical Research & Trials Unit (PCCRTU)
  • and large Primary Care Research Network (MidReC)

Primary Care is a major research strength within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences as evidenced by the fact 65% of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) submission in this area was considered internationally excellent or world leading, including 35% of world leading quality. The RAE 2008 results places the University's primary care researchers as amongst the top in the UK. As a consequence, we are a founding member of the National School of Primary Care Research

We are interested to hear from anyone who is keen to work with us, particularly in areas of existing strength.