University of Bristol: Translational Health Sciences

InstitutionUniversity of Bristol
Department Faculty of Health Sciences
Telephone +44 (0) 117 428 2752
Study type Research


Translational Health Sciences is part of the Bristol Medical School. Staff and students are based in high-quality research and clinical settings across the city, including the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Southmead Hospital and the advanced laboratory facilities in the Dorothy Hodgkin Building. The school undertakes laboratory-based, translational and applied research, fostering a high level of collaboration between staff and students. It comprises a mix of basic and medically trained scientists, enabling high-quality collaborative translational and healthcare research using a wide range of techniques - from molecular biology to epidemiology.

Our work focuses on clinical research and a significant part of this has translated to clinical trials that are led by the school. These include ongoing trials related to:

- cardiac surgery

- uveitis

- childhood vaccination and anti-microbial therapy

- treatment of obesity in childhood and adult life

- therapies for diabetic neuropathy

- treatment of early Alzheimer's disease

- neurosurgical approaches to Parkinson's disease

- immunotherapy and bone marrow stem cell therapy in multiple sclerosis

- interventions for treatment of neonatal brain injury

- type 1 diabetes prevention

- improvement of outcomes from joint replacement

- novel methods of glucocorticoid treatment in critical illness and inflammatory disorders

- treatment of nephrotic syndrome

- management of pleural disease.

These studies are complemented by translational clinical studies, engaging both clinical and basic scientists.

Extensive national and international research collaborations contribute to a first-class working environment in which to undertake interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD


MSc (Res)

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