Our research

We support a wide range of research across disciplines to improve health. We support science that helps us understand human health and disease, from biomedical to clinical, social and population sciences. Below we highlight a few of our projects to give you a flavour of the breadth of our research.

Different perspectives

We are bringing together scientists from different backgrounds to solve problems. Watch our animation on how epidemiologists and basic scientists are working together to investigate kidney cancer.

Conversations and creativity

How can health research be informed by public need? How can people with lived experience contribute to the conversation? Can creativity play a part in all this?

Student mental health

Find out how our research is influencing policy to improve support for autistic students. Read our report on autistic students’ poor mental health, which recommends staff training to improve outcomes.

COVID-19 research

We have supported a wide range of COVID-19 research projects since the beginning of the pandemic. Read our COVID-19 news to find out more about scientific discoveries and the impact of lockdowns and isolation.

If you would like to see a full list of the research projects we are currently funding see our research projects list

Mental health films

Watch our series of mental health films and find out how inclusive research makes impactful research.

Tackling challenges together

Discover what some of our research communities have been looking into.

Case studies

Read about the projects we have supported and what they found.

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