Our researchers engage in broad areas of research activity, often crossing between different specialties and spanning years or even decades.
Many of our research specialties are among the world’s best in their fields.
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Audiology and otologyUHB is actively involved in Audiology and Otology research with academic and commercial partners and is continuing to develop its research portfolio.BariatricBariatric research focuses on finding the most effective surgical options to overcome obesity.CancerThe Cancer Research Team (CRT) is multidisciplinary and includes fully trained and experienced research nurses, clinical trial coordinators and project assistants.CardiologyCardiology research pioneer new and innovative treatments to patients with a wide range of cardiology conditions.DermatologyDermatology research covers many areas, including studies to understand the cause of skin conditions and clinical trials to test new skin treatments.DiabetesUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has been at the forefront of diabetes research for over 30 years and is one of the leading diabetes research units globally.Gastrointestinal (GI)Gastrointestinal (GI) research focuses on patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), in particular patients who have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.General surgeryThe General Surgery Research team provide evidence based care for patients.HaematologyThe Haematology Research team is based at the Center for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB).Head and neckHead and neck research covers the area from the skull base to the thyroid and anything in-between.Inherited metabolic diseases (IMD)Working as part of the wider IMD service at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), the Research team setup and run various clinical trials for IMD disorders.LiverThe Liver Research team have delivered clinical research for over 30 years and deliver academic and commercial trials to benefit our patients.Maternity, obstetrics and gynaecologyThe Maternity, Obstetric and Gynaecology team delivers high quality, safe and effective clinical research to improve outcomes for women and babies.Medical physicsThe Medical Physics and Radiotherapy teams work closely to deliver clinical services for cancer patients.MicrobiologyThe Microbiology team focus on the diagnosis and management of infections in patients and infection prevention and control at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).NeurologyThe Neurology department has a strong track record of world-class research with close links to the University of Birmingham.OphthalmologyOphthalmology at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has an international reputation in patient-centred research.PaediatricThe Paediatric Research department has specialist paediatric research nurses that coordinate high quality research across a range of specialities.RadiotherapyThe Radiotherapy Research team delivers a large portfolio of radiotherapy clinical trials, as well as supporting network and regional teams.Renal medicine and surgeryThe Renal Unit at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) has an international reputation for research and innovation.Respiratory medicineThe Respiratory Medicine department plays a major role in research across University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB).Rheumatology and inflammationThe Inflammation Research Facility (IRF) focuses on conditions with a major inflammatory component, such as autoimmune diseases.Sexual health and HIVUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the major providers of sexual health and HIV services in the West Midlands.StrokeUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is designated as a Hyper-acute Stroke Research Centre (HSRC).Trauma, burns and critical careThe Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) team support trauma, burns and critical care research.
Last reviewed: 23 March 2021