research themes

University of Liverpool research themes

The University’s research themes focus on interdisciplinary research areas with a breadth and critical mass of research excellence. They are important to meeting our Strategy 2026 ambitions.

Advanced materials advanced materials

Advanced materials

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

Infectious diseases Infectious diseases

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 Doctor with ipad and medical icons

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.

Heritage Heritage


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.

Liverpool digital Liverpool digital

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.