Primary 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
- 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.