University of Liverpool research themes

Our interdisciplinary research and cutting edge facilities enable our research community to create global solutions aiming to improve health, create wealth and ensure social justice. Explore our range of research themes and discover more about how our diverse approach to research is helping us make a difference in the world.

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Advanced materials

Delivering advanced materials design, influencing developments in fields such as industrial manufacturing and healthcare.

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Infectious diseases

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

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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.

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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.

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From transforming medical surgery with virtual reality to managing population change with big data, digital now spans all our research activity.

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Starting well, living well, ageing well

Our three world-class Faculties have joined forces to improve the health and wellbeing of babies and children, and the adults they will become.

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Climate futures

We are harnessing our high quality research expertise to address the global impacts of climate change and environmental degradation.