University of Birmingham

As a research-intensive university, Birmingham is committed to research that is world-leading in terms of its originality and distinctiveness, significance and rigour. The university’s vision is to inspire today’s brightest researchers to make a major impact on global society, and to become the leaders of tomorrow in whatever field they pursue.

The vision is one where the transfer of knowledge and technology – generated from our research into the economy, policy and society – is an embedded and natural component of the university’s activity, as important and relevant as the knowledge generation itself.

University of Birmingham Provost and Vice-Principal Professor Michael Sheppard said: “The University is delighted to be a key partner in this ground-breaking initiative to improve and enhance clinical and scientific capability in trauma care.

“We expect the NIHR centre to provide an unrivalled research environment to improve the treatment of military and civilian trauma patients during the next five years. This will, in part, be achieved by applying the latest microbiological and immunological techniques to improve our understanding, diagnosis and management of trauma-related infection.”