We aim to be sector leading in terms of our innovation, research, education and clinical impact. Our ambition is to see the work we do within the Faculty reset the dial on health outcomes for people in our city, and further afield.

Professor Louise Kenny

I want every single staff member, student, postgraduate, partner and visitor who walks through the door of the Faculty to feel like they belong and that this is a fun, exciting place to be.

Professor Louise Kenny, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor

A civic university

The Faculty has contributed to the local health ecosystem for many years, through our strong partnerships with NHS Trusts across the region. We're proud of our history, but we're working to make even greater progress on the local health agenda.

Empowering the future healthcare workforce

Our research-connected teaching drives health innovation, empowering the next generation of scientists, dentists, doctors, veterinarians and healthcare professionals to make a real difference. We've trained 80% of GPs in the Liverpool City Region and the majority of allied health professionals in the area.

Making a global impact

We are already world-renowned for our work in infectious diseases, in global health and in clinical pharmacology. Going forward we want to maintain and build on our global impact. We're also concentrating on using the innovative work we do globally to inform the work we do locally.

A 'One Health' approach

Our work recognises the connection between human, animal and environmental health. We're combining our expertise across the spectrum of health and life sciences to tackle some of the world's biggest threats to humans and animals, including the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

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Our research

Our research aims are to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our city, our country and our planet. We will do this by focusing on areas where we are confident we already have, or can develop, world-leading expertise.

Across our institutes and centres of excellence, we use our breadth of expertise to collaborate and deliver meaningful impact from our research. We are working to address these key challenges at a local and global level.

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Our institutes

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Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences

Addressing the issues that are most important to local health challenges, delivering results from bench to bedside, positively changing patient care in our communities.

Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences
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Institute of Population Health

Improving the health and wellbeing of the population and reducing inequalities by exploring how systems, practices and policies work together.

Institute of Population Health
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Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences

Tackling major challenges of the 21st century, including emerging infectious diseases, food security, antimicrobial resistance and the impacts of environmental change.

Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
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Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology

Responding to important societal problems, from improving crops to creating new diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions across many diseases.

Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology

Our directorates

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Clinical Directorate

Aligning the Faculty with the NHS by supporting the development of priority research areas, enhancing clinical academic training and streamlining functional activities that delivers world-leading clinical research.

Clinical Directorate
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Education Directorate

Delivering the very highest educational experience for all undergraduate and postgraduate students, through technology-enabled delivery, staff training, and pedagogy-informed teaching.

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Research and Impact Directorate

Improving research performance in order to realise a greater societal impact. Supporting strategic and multidisciplinary research as well as improving our research environment for researchers at all career stages.

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Technology, Infrastructure and Environment Directorate

Providing key underpinning support for teaching and research, managing Liverpool shared research facilities (LIV-SRF), estate and associated regulatory and compliance responsibilities, supporting our technical and scientific staff.

Vision, mission and aims

Our ambition

  • Improve the impact of our research on health outcomes, both locally and globally
  • Promote the role of the University as a civic institution
  • Position the Faculty as an integral part of the local health ecosystem
  • Raise our profile - to be recognised as world-leading in key areas of research
  • Excel in research-led teaching
  • Engage in effective partnership working across local, national, and global communities.

Our ethos

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do
  • A responsibility to our local community and its health economy
  • Pursuit and delivery of excellence
  • Academic endeavour, teaching and research are equally promoted
  • A shared sense of purpose.

Our leadership team

Professor Louise Kenny

Professor Louise Kenny

Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Niki Sandman

Faculty Director of Operations

Christine Cornforth

Dr Christine Cornforth

Director of Partnerships and Programmes

Professor Claire Eyers

Professor Claire Eyers

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact

Professor Tom Solomon

Professor Tom Solomon

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Technology Infrastructure and Environment Directorate

Professor Tom Walley

Professor Tom Walley

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Clinical Research

Round Francine

Professor Francine Watkins

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education

Baylis

Professor Matthew Baylis

Executive Dean, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences

Buchan

Professor Iain Buchan

Executive Dean, Institute of Population Health

Professor Peter Clegg

Professor Peter Clegg

Executive Dean, Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences

Professor Sonia Rocha

Professor Sonia Rocha

Executive Dean, Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology

Accreditations and partnerships

Athena SWAN Silver Award

As a Faculty overall we are accredited with the Athena SWAN Silver Award, which covers each of the four institutes, recognising our commitment to advancing gender equality.

Liverpool Health Partners

Liverpool Health Partners' mission is to improve population health outcomes and economic productivity in Cheshire and Merseyside.