Research in Life and Environmental Sciences

Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences we discover, apply and translate science, forging advances in human and environmental health.

    Our world-leading collaborative research areas and facilities include:

  • Environmental Sciences

    We focus on the major environmental science challenges such as air pollution and health, climate change, extreme weather events, and the safety of chemicals and nanomaterials.

  • Microbiology and Infection

    With one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world, we are at the vanguard of innovative research into combatting antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance.

  • Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain

    We utilise cutting edge technology and multidisciplinary expertise to collectively advance the assessment of patients with spinal pain through the development of new assessment tools.

  • Centre for Human Brain Health

    We are an interdisciplinary brain research facility established with the mission of understanding what makes a brain healthy, how to maintain it, and how to prevent and reverse damage.

  • Institute for Mental Health

    We are ensuring a sustained impact on public policy and practice, translating research in neuroscience to improvements in treatment, and improving the care and outcomes of those suffering from problems in their mental health.

  • Water Sciences

    Our research is essential to sustainably manage the supply and use of water, provide a healthy environment and enhance resilience of ecosystems and people to water-related risks in a changing world.

  • The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR)

    Providing fundamental science, social science and cultural research of direct relevance to forested landscapes anywhere in the world. We make the evidence-based case for forests as part of one-planet living.

  • Enabling Technologies

    These research areas are all underpinned by our Enabling Technologies. We continually invest in resources so our researchers are able to pursue their ideas, undertake research and transfer their knowledge to create global impact.

 

                   Life and Environmental Sciences news

Improving immunity through physical activity and exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals

Improving immunity through physical activity and exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals
Description
Emerging data from across the world indicates that these lockdowns have resulted in reduced physical activity and increased sedentary time in society- guidance for healthcare professionals has been created.
Date:
17/09/2020

Improving immunity through exercise – new advice for healthcare professionals

Description
New advice to help healthcare professionals promote exercise as a way of improving immunity has been launched by a team of medical experts and exercise scientists.
Date:
17/09/2020

University of Birmingham joins forces with NSPCC to improve approaches to child suicide risk

University of Birmingham joins forces with NSPCC to improve approaches to child suicide risk
Description
Psychologists at the University of Birmingham are working with The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to help the charity in its response to children who are at risk of suicide.
Date:
09/09/2020

COVID-19 pandemic should be a wake-up call for water security

COVID-19 pandemic should be a wake-up call for water security
Description
Urgent action on water security is essential to better prepare societies for future global health crises, say experts at the University of Birminghamin the UK and Northwestern University in the US.
Date:
24/08/2020

Routing apps can deliver real-time insights into traffic emissions

Routing apps can deliver real-time insights into traffic emissions
Description
Routing apps such as Google Maps or Nokia's Here platform could offer a cost-effective way of calculating emission hotspots in real time, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
20/08/2020
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