Excellence in Research
Our fundamental mission is to ensure that the best possible clinical service is underpinned by the very latest development in scientific and clinical teaching, training and research.— Professor Mauro Perretti Dean for Research and Research Impact
Our fundamental mission is to ensure that the best possible clinical service is underpinned by the very latest development in scientific and clinical teaching, training and research We have several marks of esteem in multiple research areas, some of which are indicated below.
In cancer medicine, we hold several centres of excellence like the Barts Cancer Centre; CRUK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre; Brain Tumour Centre; membership to the CRUK City of London programme. In cardiovascular medicine, we renewed the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, established the multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Devices Hub (EU-funded) and awarded the BHF Accelerator Award. As founding members of the Health Data Research UK London Centre, with Wellcome funding, we expanded our flagship East London Genes and Health Consortium study, increased our community volunteer recruitment resulting in nearly 50,000 British-Bangladeshi study enrolments. Finally, the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry holds the only mental health-related WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Service Development.
As founding member of the UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and Network, we have supported initiatives across north east London reaching 6 million patients. We have been awarded NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North Thames and NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames. In 2020, we became member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.
QS World University Rankings (2021)
In the latest QS World University Rankings, Medicine was ranked Joint 2nd and Dentistry was ranked 3rd in the world for producing the most highly cited research outputs (citations per paper).