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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
  • 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.