Our Research


The Liverpool Advantage

At the forefront of innovation and discovery, academics and researchers at the University of Liverpool are advancing knowledge to improve lives. Our interdisciplinary research, unique model for collaborations and cutting edge facilities, enable our research community to create global solutions aiming to improve health, create wealth and ensure social justice.

Our research is organised into institutional interdisciplinary themes. We are driving breakthroughs in developing new materials with large-scale applications in both industry and consumer products, enhancing the personalisation of health management, and progressing the battle against infectious diseases. These areas of research are supported by our strengths in –omics and bioinformatics.

Research on digital is enabling the transformation of society and industry through the generation, communication and application of data. We are working towards securing the future availability of clean and affordable energy for populations locally, nationally and internationally.

The portfolio of research on heritage enables our better understanding of the past and helps create a more prosperous, fairer and healthier world for everyone.

We offer unlimited potential for researchers at all stages of their career and in many areas and disciplines, to have direct positive effects on our world. Our strengths lie in our people, partnerships and the strategic networks we have both locally and globally.

Our established knowledge leadership:

advanced materials research

Advanced materials

Our leading research delivers advanced materials design, influencing developments in fields such as industrial manufacturing and healthcare.

Infectious Diseases research

Infectious diseases

Our extensive expertise and pioneering track record in infectious diseases research puts us at the forefront of tackling global health problems.

Personalised health research

Personalised health

Our world leading personalised health research paves the way for the unique treatment of individuals based on their genetics and other health data.

Find out more about our featured research:

Digital research

Liverpool digital

From transforming medical surgery with virtual reality to managing population change with big data, digital now spans the breadth of our research influence.

Energy research


We have long-established multidisciplinary research teams advancing knowledge and delivering applications through partnerships across multiple topics in energy research. 

genomes to life

Genomes to life

Our leading expertise enables us to understand interconnected biological systems, from genotypes to phenotypes and their environmental interactions.



Our unique cross-fertilisation of research from both the humanities and sciences means we can use the lessons from history to solve the problems of today.

Research in our Faculties:

Health and Life Sciences research

Health and Life Sciences

The University of Liverpool is uniquely placed to tackle the challenges of major health and wellbeing issues in humans, animals, and the environment.

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Humanities and Social Sciences research

Humanities and Social Sciences

Exploring how human behaviour shapes policy, improves society, and how drawing on the past can help imagine better futures.

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Science and Engineering research

Science and Engineering

The Faculty is in a strong position to develop innovative solutions to tackle many of today's complex social, economic and environmental challenges.

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