Research and innovation
As a leading biomedical and health service research campus, our mission is to deliver research excellence that impacts on human health and wealth. We do this not only through the School of Medicine but by harnessing strengths across the University, notably in physical-mathematical sciences, digital expertise, computation, bioengineering and biosciences.
We take a transdisciplinary approach to tackle tomorrow's major health burdens, bringing together researchers from a breadth of specialisms to tackle three key research themes. In the Detection and treatment theme, we aim to improve early and efficient detection and diagnosis, and more effective treatments. Our Better outcomes theme focuses on improving care and outcomes for patients with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and more. Our Coping with chronic conditions theme aims to help those with long-term conditions to live independently.
in the UK for research power
University of Leeds, REF 2014
"world-leading" or "internationally excellent" research
university in the world
QS World Rankings 2020
Shared research and innovation strategy: 2020 –2030
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds have a long history of collaboration in the pursuit of excellence for scientific research and its translation into education and healthcare practice. This ethos was enshrined in a formal research framework agreement in 2006, followed by the establishment of a Joint Partnership Board in 2009.
At the School of Medicine we have made significant investment in dedicated infrastructure to facilitate high-quality clinical research and experimental medicine. We continue to invest in order to ensure that our academic and research staff have the necessary resources to conduct high-impact research that has significant global impact.