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Health Science Research

Our staff take an active role in health sciences research.

Health science research

The research expertise of our teaching staff spans a very wide range. Our students enjoy the benefits of teaching by specialists in their subject area.

The Faculty of Medical Sciences has a range of outstanding research institutes. All our academic staff belong to one of these institutes:

Many of our staff take an active role in our world-leading health sciences research.

Research in the Faculty of Medical Sciences

Nutrition and dietetics research

Our world-leading research is undertaken in our Human Nutrition Research Centre which has been the ‘home’ of our Nutrition teaching since 1994. Our research has four interlinked themes, each of which forms an integral part of teaching on our curriculum.

  • nutrition for healthy ageing
  • prevention of obesity and diabetes
  • personalised nutrition
  • food and nutrition sustainability
Research-led teaching

Sport and exercise science research

Key areas of our research include:

  • interventions to maximise recovery after exercise
  • the effects of physical activity in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases
  • role of exercise and nutrition on immune function
  • the effect of diet and exercise on musculoskeletal health
Research-led teaching