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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Environment and Health

Multidisciplinary Research Theme (MDT)

Environment and Health

The Environment & Health MDT has been developed as part of the research mission and strategy for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD), which includes focused, multidisciplinary, and cross-cutting research themes onto which the research activities for FMD will be organised and invested in.

An innovative and holistic approach is necessary to enable effective management of the chronic diseases that affect the world’s population. Such complex diseases involve multi-factorial aetio-pathogenesis which is compounded by the burdens of life-style, societal (e.g. poverty) as well as environmental (e.g. pollution) factors, including an interplay with non-communicable diseases impacted by multi-morbidity and long-term conditions. Lifestyle factors (including smoking, obesity, and unhealthy diet) often augment the entity of disease manifestation and hamper the effectiveness of clinical management. Health inequalities also impact on the care and treatment of rare diseases, where there is significant variation in the availability of therapies, biomarkers and research activities around specific rare diseases. 

Find out more by watching our introductory video below:

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Alongside research, our Education workstream forms an important part of the work that we do. For information about our upcoming short course and summer school, visit our Education pages.

About us

Learn more about the Environment & Health MDT Team

About Us


Learn about our research sub-themes and current workstreams

Research highlights

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We hold regular events, workshops and seminars. View our events here


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