Translational Health Sciences

Supported by funders such as the NIHR, the Medical Research Council, and charities such as the Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation, our research delivers pioneering treatments for patients and groundbreaking discoveries in basic science, across fields including neuroscience and endocrinology, cardiovascular sciences, and a range of other key areas.

Research excellence

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the University of Bristol's position as a leading centre for health research. Across the Medical School, 100% of our research impact case studies were rated as 4* world-leading.

“We perform world leading translational research in multiple health science areas including cardiovascular, endocrinology, neuroscience, muscloskeletal, regenerative and renal medicine. Our research community of clinicians, clinical trialists, discovery scientists, and statisticians develop pioneering treatments for patients and ground-breaking discoveries in basic science. We translate our research expertise into our varied portfolio of teaching programmes for undergraduates and postgraduates using innovative teaching methods.”

Professor Sarah J George – Head of Translational Health Sciences


A centre for world-class cardiovascular research, performing fundamental science to identify novel molecules and pathways, and facilitating the development of novel translational and therapeutic approaches, for all aspects of cardiovascular disease.

Other Clinical Specialties

Internationally-renowned clinical and non-clinical researchers uniquely positioned to undertake innovative world-class research into these clinical specialties.

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