Research at the Medical School

The medical school is ranked 1st in the UK for research environment, and 2nd for overall research quality. We conduct World-Leading quality research that delivers a real impact for health and wellbeing.

The School focuses its multidisciplinary research around existing research themes that have successfully evolved to deliver strong performances in terms of attracting prestigious research funding, recruiting PhD students and in those research areas that provided a very strong performance in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), since which we have opened our Data Science Building, adding to our UK leading research environment in the Institute of Life Science and Centre for NanoHealth.

Research Themes

Swansea University Medical School has strategically identified the need to develop research excellence coupled to critical mass. As a first step towards this, in 2013 we developed 4 research themes to cover it’s research activity. Each led by a senior academic and designed to foster integrated research activity whilst nurturing young talent, the 4 themes are: