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Translational and Clinical Research Institute

Translational and Clinical Research Institute

Transforming our research into life-changing treatments and improving patient outcomes.

Our mission

Our research aims to improve outcomes for patients in our city, our region and worldwide.

We translate the understanding of fundamental disease mechanisms from the laboratory into patients. We achieve this through clinical observational studies and interventional trials.

In addition, our work in human illness and disease identifies new areas for mechanistic study. This covers work in the laboratory and healthcare delivery evaluation.

Patient needs and outcomes guide our research.

Thriving research environment

Our scientists, clinical academics and NHS clinicians form a thriving interdisciplinary research environment. They share knowledge and expertise in the pursuit of:

  • new diagnostics
  • therapeutics and medical interventions
  • generating impact through clinical implementation and adoption

The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre is a central pillar in our translational research activities. The Institute delivers high-quality medicine studies alongside:

  • NHS partner organisations
  • industry
  • funders

Research themes

The Institute leads on the following cross-cutting research themes:

Our innovation hubs provide advanced methodology. They also offer access to the latest infrastructure for:

  • basic medical research
  • clinical medical research
  • applied medical research

Institute staff


Professor Andrew Blamire


Tel: 0191 208 5633

Deputy Deans

Sophie Hambleton


Volker Straub


Head of Operations

Liz Wood


Tel: 07590 468022

Deputy Heads of Operations

Lorna Nelson


Sarah Kendall