School of Medicine
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Research in Injury, Recovery, and Inflammation Sciences

Our research staff have a wide range of clinical and methodological expertise and include statisticians, clinical trials specialists, implementation scientists, qualitative methodologists, laboratory scientists and computational modellers.

Many of our research staff are clinicians, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians, nurses, sports physicians, rheumatologists, endocrinologists, anaesthesia & critical care specialists, geriatricians, and general and orthopaedic surgeons.

Our research is wide-ranging and focuses on improving and maximising physical performance and wellbeing across the lifespan. World class musculoskeletal ageing research facilities include metabolomics, and mass spectrometry. We conduct clinical trials in healthy young and older adult subjects. In conjunction with the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit we conduct interventional studies in real-world patient populations, including those with systemic inflammation and pain syndromes, undergoing anaesthesia and surgery, and those who have experienced deterioration in physical function as a consequence of deconditioning or acute trauma.

We work closely with patient and relative representatives and health and social care stakeholders, including care home staff and residents. We conduct research into implementation of complex health and social care implementation through the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for East Midlands. We remain resolutely focussed on person- and patient-centred solutions, and on delivering real-world impact for the populations we serve.

We have two Versus Arthritis Centres in the Unit:

Research areas

An epidural kit on a surgery tray

Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Two children in hospital gowns holding an IV bag

Metabolism, Ageing, and Physiology

People sitting at a table with laptops and writing notes on a sheet of paper

Rehabilitation and Ageing

A doctor looking at an x-ray of a hand with a patient


A premature baby hooked up to a monitoring machine

Sports Medicine and Exercise

A team of surgeons in an operating theatre operating on a patient

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery


School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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