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Research that makes an impact

We are one of the UK’s largest, best-funded and most reputable academic schools for health sciences research.

In fact, 86% of our research was ranked as internationally excellent or world leading by the Research Excellence Framework, with Times Higher Education ranking us joint 6th in the UK for research impact. In addition, Research Fortnight ranked the University as 5th in the UK for research power in allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy.

Real-world impact

What particularly distinguishes our work is the breadth, depth and impact of our research. Our academics are leading projects that influence national and international guidelines, improve the way professionals deliver care and transform the lives of thousands of patients at every stage of life.  

We are supported by a variety of different funding streams, including:

  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
  • Research Councils UK (RCUK)
  • MacMillan Cancer Support 

Our research groups

Our research is carried out in collaboration with clinical partners, global research centres and healthcare organisations across groups covering rehabilitation, maternal health, mental health, palliative care, skin integrity and digital health. We also have a dedicated Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare that works with our research groups and healthcare partners to provide methodological input, evidence synthesis and training. 

Visit our research groups


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Contact us

For more infromation on research within the school, contact Avril Drummond, Director of Research:
Tel: +44 (0)115 82 30493 


Future research leaders

As a research-led institution, we recognise the value and contribution of early career researchers in delivering our ambitious, high-quality research vision. 

In order to enhance this vital aspect of our research network we will recruit 100 Nottingham Research and Anne McLaren Fellows by the end of 2020.

Find out more and apply

Research students

Meet our research students

PHD opportunities

To find out more about PhD opportunities please visit our individual research groups


School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559