The School of Oral and Dental Sciences has a long-established interdisciplinary research culture with tight links between clinical dentistry and basic scientific research.
As a result, our research laboratories are located close to clinical facilities such as the Clinical Trials Unit, patient clinics and primary care units.
We receive funding from a range of organisations including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), The Healing Foundation, The Wellcome Trust and various research councils, among others.
Research in the school is managed under three autonomous research programmes, providing an exciting array of options for postgraduate research and for collaboration with colleagues in the University's Faculties of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Science, and Engineering.
Applied Clinical and Materials Sciences encompasses a wide range of oral health and disease-related research. It focuses on innovative approaches to translational research and comprises three groups.
The Infection and Immunology programme applies contemporary molecular techniques to study how cells interact as individuals and communities. The programme conducts research in two main areas.
The Lifecourse Epidemiology and Population Oral Health research programme is a multidisciplinary team led by Professor Andy Ness. The research is conducted within four main themes.
"We are proud of the quality of our research across a spectrum of specialised topics allied to dentistry. Our expertise is acknowledged worldwide."
Professor Howard Jenkinson, Director of Research