Medicine and Dentistry Research

Translational interdisciplinary medical, dental and biomedical research with global impact, from the lab to the clinic and the community

Ranked first in the UK for research output quality in Clinical Medicine

On behalf of the Faculty of Health, it is my pleasure to introduce you to our world-class research and innovation.

Ranked first for research outputs in Clinical Medicine in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we are an exciting, dynamic, rapidly expanding research operation with a reputation for exceptional quality across biomedical, clinical and applied health research.

Our capabilities have been further enhanced by the recent opening of the University’s prestigious new £17M Derriford Research Facility, headquarters of our flagship Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed), and home to our internationally renowned Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence, providing additional state-of-the-art laboratories for the Faculty's researchers and our partners.

Central to our continuing success are the key partnerships, particularly with neighbouring University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, facilities and services that underpin our research and innovation activity, our skilled and dedicated academic, research, professional services and administrative staff and our exceptional research students.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Professor Adrian Taylor   Associate Dean for Research

Professor Adrian Taylor – Associate Dean for Research at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Our research

ITSMed’s research into the development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, interventions and approaches to prevent, detect and treat disease is driven by our Biomedical Research Group and Clinical Trials and Population Studies Group, focusing on our core research themes of Cancer, Clinical Neuroscience and Infection, Immunity, Inflammation and cross-cutting Diagnostics, Clinical Trials and Public Health research.

Our high-impact, interdisciplinary Community and Primary Care research, connects researchers, expertise and activity across both ITSMed and the  University’s Institute for Health and Community (IHC), to investigate and evaluate treatments and preventative approaches across the healthcare sector.

Our research across health and medicine is enabled by the University of Plymouth’s UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU).

Our cutting-edge TELMeD team is at the heart of the University's Centre for Health Technology, with particular focus on design, development and evaluation of digital health technologies for health and care application. 

Our Healthcare Education and Assessment Research, led by the Internationally renowned team at CAMERA (Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment), facilitates improvements in patient safety and engagement through evidence-based professional education.

Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed)

Bringing together scientists, clinicians and expertise from across the spectrum of scientific discovery, medical research and health technology.
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Derriford Research Facility (DRF)

Recently opened by HRH The Princess Royal, the DRF is the state-of-the-art new headquarters of the University of Plymouth’s Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed).
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Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment (CAMERA)

We seek to inform assessment across medical education through funded collaborative research that impacts on the international literature, educational theory, practice and policy at Plymouth, nationally and internationally.
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Clinical Trials and Population Studies Group (CTPS)

From dementia to diabetes, we're designing and analysing new treatments and finding the best ways to use them to improve patient health.
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Centre for Health Technology

Bringing together digital health and health technology expertise from across the University to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies, products, services and approaches to transform health and social care.
Find out more about our Centre for Health Technology

Technology Enhanced Learning for Medicine and Dentistry (TELMeD)

At the heart of the University's Centre for Health Technology, our cutting-edge TELMeD team’s research and innovation focuses on design, development and evaluation of digital health technologies for health and care application.
Learn more about TELMeD's research and innovation