About the Faculty of Health and Medicine

A unique blend of biomedical, medical, and social science expertise

Described as a 'transformational project' in the University's Strategic Plan (2009-15), the Faculty of Health and Medicine (FHM) was established in August 2008 to create a new and integrated focus for research at Lancaster University. From its inception, the Faculty's research and teaching has been multidisciplinary in approach, bringing together, very successfully, groupings in biomedical science, health research and clinical medicine.

Since 2008 we have created an environment that:

  • supports and promotes the highest quality research and teaching
  • encourages outstanding academic staff and students to want to come to, and remain at, Lancaster
  • is shaping practice and policy nationally and overseas

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 60% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent. Over the past few years our academic endeavor has been enabled and enhanced by a £19.5 million investment in outstanding laboratory facilities and newly-refurbished office accommodation.

The Faculty was proud to achieve an Athena Swan Bronze Award (operated by The Equality Challenge Unit) in 2012 and the Athena Swan Silver Award in 2014.

 

Athena SWAN Silver Award

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