Two researchers working in a Lancaster University lab

Our Research

The Faculty's strategic aim is to produce excellent research that is both interdisciplinary and translational, having practical applications for human and societal benefit.

Research within the Faculty is organised around five main themes. The work within each of these themes

  • addresses issues of national or international importance in health and biomedicine
  • reflects the multidisciplinary nature of our research portfolio
  • delivers research excellence

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.

Research Centres

Our Research Centres work to produce innovative research with practical applications for human and societal benefit.

Research by Division