Research at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Translational interdisciplinary medical, dental and biomedical research with global impact, from the lab to the clinic and the community

On behalf of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry (PU PSMD), it is my pleasure to introduce you to our world-class research and innovation.

Ranked first for research outputs in Clinical Medicine in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we are an exciting, dynamic, rapidly expanding research operation with a reputation for exceptional quality. Our capabilities are being further enhanced by the construction of the Derriford Research Facility, a £14.8m investment into the University’s biomedical research infrastructure, which will provide additional state-of-the-art laboratories for PU PSMD researchers and our partners.

This facility will form part of our flagship Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMED), where research into the development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, interventions and preventative approaches is driven by our Biomedical Research Group and Clinical Trials and Population Studies Group, focusing on our core research themes of Cancer, Clinical Neurosciences and Infection, Immunity & Inflammation.

Our high-impact, interdisciplinary Health Services Research, connects researchers, expertise and activity across both ITSMed and the University’s Institute for Health and Community (IHC), to investigate and evaluate treatments and preventative approaches across the healthcare sector.

Our research across health and medicine is enabled by the Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU), the South West’s only UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Clinical Trials Unit. 

Our Healthcare Education and Assessment Research, led by the Internationally renowned team at CAMERA (Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment), facilitates improvements in patient safety and engagement through evidence-based professional education.

Central to our continuing success are the key partnerships and expertise that underpin our research and innovation activity, our skilled and dedicated academic, research, professional services and administrative staff and our exceptional research students.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Professor Oliver Hanemann   Associate Dean for Research

Derriford Research Facility

Plymouth University is building a prestigious £14.8 million biomedical research facility to provide additional state-of-the-art laboratories and a research-intensive environment for World-leading scientists to investigate a range of devastating diseases.

The facility will have a transformative effect on the region's medical landscape while enhancing the global impact of the University's research.

Find out more about the new Derriford Research Facility

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