The Faculty's strategic aim is to produce excellent research that is both interdisciplinary and translational, having practical applications for human and societal benefit. Our work encompasses a range of activities, from asking fundamental questions about pathogen biology and non-communicable disease; through to developing practical interventions for the treatment of individuals and maintaining their well-being, to informing public health policy.
Research within the Faculty is organised around six main themes:
The work within each of these themes
Translating our research into impact in the real world has always been a priority in the faculty. Our research has had important benefits to people in the wider community; regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Faculty has important partnerships with other parts of the University that carry out health-related research. We also enjoy close collaborations and strong links with NHS and social care partners, health-related industries and the voluntary sector.
Through the National Institute for Health Research, we offer a free Research Design Service for NHS staff in the North West region to develop the statistical content of research applications. We work closely with colleagues in the NHS and other health agencies locally, nationally and internationally. We encourage proposals for collaborative work and our Lancaster Health Hub works strategically to increase collaborative research and knowledge exchange between Lancaster University, Industry, NHS partners and Social Care across Lancashire and Cumbria.
The Faculty is host to the Centre for Ageing Research, one of the University's four interdisciplinary research centres.