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. 

We're delivering outcomes that make a real impact, particularly on the important issue of tackling local health inequalities. Bringing together life scientists with clinical researchers, as well as engineers, computer scientists and statisticians, will open up much larger data sets and deliver greater outcomes towards healthy living and ageing.

Our challenges

Ageing and chronic disease

We're working to improve the quality of increasingly longer lives worldwide. We identify ways to delay the onset of ageing and reduce 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. Our work is multidisciplinary, 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; our teams are producing world-leading research into the challenges surrounding women's and children's health.

Centres of Excellence

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

The MRC-Arthritis Research UK 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. They are funded by the Medical Research Council and Arthritis Research UK. The Centre was established in 2012 and its success was recognised by the renewal of its funding in 2017.

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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.

Case studies

The International Space Station

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.

Case Study 3

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 implementation of screening for diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of preventable blindness and vision impairment. Professor Simon Harding and his team are working to improve the testing, diagnosis and treatment of the condition worldwide.

Our academic leadership team

Professor Malcolm Jackson

Professor Malcolm Jackson

Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact

Professor Peter Clegg

Professor Peter Clegg

Executive Dean, Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences

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.

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Wellcome Trust

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

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Liverpool Health Partners

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

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National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

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

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Athena SWAN Silver Award

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