Clinical Medicine (UoA 1)

Almost all of the research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic units formed our submission to UoA 01:

  • Institute for Ageing and Health (now called Institute for Ageing)
  • Institute of Cellular Medicine
  • Institute of Genetic Medicine
  • Northern Institute for Cancer Research

Our core activity is in translational biomedical research and our key focus is on the health challenges faced by an ageing population:

  • understanding their causes
  • impacts

In conjunction with academic, clinical and industrial partners, developing effective approaches to address the most significant health issues and implementing novel interventions in practice.

Clinical medicine

International impact

Our research in this area is making a positive impact on a global scale:

  • Diagnosing arthritis in children
  • Treating rare diseases
  • Pioneering ‘smart’ cancer drugs
  • Protecting against mitochondrial disease

The following case studies demonstrate the impact of our research:

Find out about all our REF 2014 results.