Our research benefits the local, national and global health economy, resulting in novel treatment and intervention. The celebrated research scientists and clinicians who work here are focused on translating their findings from bench to bedside. 

Our challenges

Ageing and chronic disease

We're working to improve the quality of increasingly longer lives. identifying ways to delay the onset of ageing and reducing its negative effects.


Cardiovascular disease

Liverpool City Region has some of the poorest heart health in the country. We're targeting studies towards disease epidemiology, treatment and prevention.


Eye and vision

Our scientists, engineers and clinicians are working collaboratively to uncover how vision is affected by disease and how we can treat vision loss.


Musculoskeletal biology

We're advancing solutions to age-related diseases and conditions. Bringing together medical and veterinary clinicians, epidemiologists and biomedical scientists.


Women's and Children's Health

Covering obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology and medical and surgical paediatrics; producing world-leading research addressing challenges surrounding women's and children's health.

Centres of Excellence

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The Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA)

The Versus Arthritis Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) is a collaboration between researchers and clinicians at the University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield and Newcastle University. The Centre, funded by Versus Arthritis, was established in 2012.

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Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science

The Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science (LCCS) has been formed as a strategic research platform, bringing together world-leading research and clinical specialists in cardiovascular biology and medicine. University of Liverpool, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Trust, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Health Partners have allied their forces to tackle the stark issue of Cardiovascular health in the North West.

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Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre for Children (EATC4Children)


The Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre for Children (EATC4C) is a unique consortium delivering translational biomedical research in childhood arthritis and related musculoskeletal disorders. It is the UK’s first and only EATC dedicated to children and was established in 2014.




Case studies

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MicroAge - Muscles, Age and Microgravity

In collaboration with the UK Space Agency and Kayser Space Ltd, we're investigating skeletal muscle ageing in microgravity, with experiments to take place on the International Space Station.

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A new framework for computational biomechanical models and 3Rs in musculoskeletal research

The University of Liverpool is collaborating with researchers at the University of Hull and University of Leeds to investigate the potential for computer models to realise replacement, reduction and refinement of animal use in musculoskeletal research.


Global access to a sight-saving therapy for children with arthritis-associated uveitis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) affects approximately 10,000 UK children. JIA-associated uveitis can cause partial or complete sight loss. Until now, standard treatments have significant side effects and 50% of cases may be unresponsive.

Our academic leadership team

Professor Malcolm Jackson

Professor Malcolm Jackson

Professor of Musculoskeletal & Ageing Science

Professor Peter Clegg

Professor Peter Clegg

Executive Dean, Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences

Professor Rachel Williams

Professor Rachel Williams

Institute Research Strategy Lead / Deputy Execuite Dean

Professor Sondos Albadri

Institute Clinical Lead

Accreditations and partnerships

Our local and global partnerships provide vital support to our research activity.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust exists to improve health by helping great ideas to thrive. Wellcome is an independent global charitable foundation.

Liverpool Health Partners

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

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

NIHR is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provide the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

We're proud to hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award, recognising our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.