laboratory analyserFrom its origins in 19th Century medicine and the physical sciences, Newcastle University has developed a strong and vibrant interdisciplinary research base. Newcastle University's research was ranked 8th in England for combined “Medical” Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Now, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia is entering an exciting new phase in research development.  The research strands being developed are in Medical Education and Clinical/Translational research.

Projects are being developed at NUMed using a hub and spoke model with Newcastle University UK where expert researchers can work in partnership to deliver high quality studies that will benefit the educational  needs of our students at NUMed and health care needs of patients in South East Asia. The research programme at NUMed feeds off Newcastle’s established excellence in Translational and Education research and is congruent with Newcastle’s research mission.

Newcastle University has made a number of ground breaking discoveries leading to the development of new treatments in the areas of:

NUMed aims to deliver similar ground breaking discoveries to improve the health care of people in Malaysia and South East Asia.

Clinical and Translational research

Initial clinical/translational projects at NUMed will be focussed on epidemiology of non communicable disease and biomarkers for common cancers in Malaysia such as breast and oral cancer. Projects will have a strong basic science component that will translate directly to the benefit of patients. NUMed is keen to develop collaborative partnerships with other researchers in Malaysia to broaden the scope of projects we undertake and contributions Newcastle can make to improving health care within Malaysia and to South East Asia.

Medical Education

Medical Education research will focus on developing our MBBS and Biomedical Science curriculae to ensure they remain tailored to the educational needs of students studying at NUMed so that we can continue to provide research informed teaching and an evidence based approach to our methods of curriculum delivery.

Educational opportunities

In this coming year, NUMed hopes to be able to offer  PhD and Masters degree research opportunities where supervision will be provided locally at our campus in Nusajaya and from expert researchers at  Newcastle UK.

Newcastle currently offers distance learning programmes for Masters degree courses which are accessible Worldwide.

For research opportunities at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, please contact Dean of Research, Dr Michaela Goodson.