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.

Dr Lucy Jackson Jones

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.

The Faculty is host to one of eight hubs delivering the

This is a national service providing free and confidential support for researchers to apply for funding applications and provides post-award support to develop and deliver clinical and applied health and care research. Access to support, advice and expertise is available for all researchers working across the remit of the NIHR and other national peer-reviewed competitions.

There are also specialist centres with expertise in public health and social care. ܽƵ is host to the RSS Hub and as delivered by Lancaster, in partnership with the universities of Liverpool (including the Clinical Trials Centre) Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Research Centres

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

  • Centre for Organisational Health and Well-Being (COHWB)

    Conducting high quality leading edge research of relevance and utility to Employers, HR specialists, Health and Safety Managers and Allied Health Professionals as well as the academic community.

  • International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC)

    High quality cutting edge research and innovative educational programmes to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family carers.

  • Conducting translational research into the understanding and psychological treatment of bipolar disorder and other related conditions.

Research by Division

  • Biomedical and Life Sciences

    Investigating the basic cellular and physiological mechanisms underpinning diseases, to expand knowledge of the processes and to find effective solutions.

  • Division of Health Research

    Interdisciplinary and translational research into ageing and end of life care, mental health and well-being, and public health and health equity.

  • Lancaster Medical School

    We have a wide range of research interests including epidemiology and medical education, as well as social science and biomedical science subjects applied to medicine.

Current research studies and projects