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.


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.


Our institutes

Dentistry student practising clinical skills

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
University Square

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
Student working in the lab

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
Integrative biology students working in the lab

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

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

Graham Pollard resized

Graham Pollard

Faculty Director of Operations

Niki Sandman Resized

Niki Sandman

Director of Institute Planning & Operations


Professor Zarko Alfirevic

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Clinical Research


Professor Malcolm Jackson

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact


Professor Callum Youngson

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education


Professor Matthew Baylis

Executive Dean, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences


Professor Iain Buchan

Executive Dean, Institute of Population Health


Professor Peter Clegg

Executive Dean, Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences


Professor Sonia Rocha

Executive Dean, Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology

Accreditations and partnerships

Athena SWAN Bronze Award logo

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

As a Faculty overall we're accredited with the Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Our departments have also achieved Gold and Silver awards, recognising our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Liverpool Health Partnership

Liverpool Health Partners

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