The University structure is based on three Faculties, each of which highlights the importance of the interdisciplinary research both within and across Faculties. This is formally recognised across the University through leading cross-cutting Research Areas including Personalised Health (Pharmacology, Centre for Genomics); Infectious Diseases (Institutes of Veterinary Science and Infection and Global Health, Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics and Therapeutics and Host Microbe Interactions, along with the Wellcome Trust Glasgow Centre for Global Health Research); and Liverpool Digital (including Digital Social Sciences, Autonomous systems, Urban analytics, Biostatistics, and Big Data). Our structure facilitates interdisciplinary partnerships based on a shared vision, sharing knowledge and expertise, the development of mutual trust, and ensuring appropriate recognition is given to the individuals and organisations involved in the partnership. Our key partners include:
- Liverpool Health Partners
- Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA): University of Liverpool is a member of the NHSA, combining at-scale and at-pace our capabilities and resources across eight University Medical Schools, eight research intensive Trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks in North England. The University is a key partner of the NHSA Connected Health Cities Programme of work.
- MRC HTMR and UKCRC CTU networks: The University is a leading member of both networks.
- MRC Clinical Pharmacology Training Scheme: This scheme is led by the University with a focus on stratified medicine, in partnership with University of Manchester and 4 global companies (Roche, UCB, Novartis, Eli-Lilly).
- MRC CIMA: University of Liverpool is a partner in the Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Aging.
- Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR): The University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine are partners in CEIDR, created to develop innovative technologies to improve healthcare, with a strong emphasis on industrial partnerships.
- NIHR Health Protection Research Units: University of Liverpool hosts two infection related units, partnerships with Public Health England, LSTM, the Universities of Oxford and East Anglia and the Earlham Institute. Both Units employ health informatics approaches of understanding susceptibility and risk.
- Hartree Centre at Daresbury: The University has a strategic partnership with the STFC-funded Centre, enabling staff to access state of the art computing facilities and computer science experts.
- UK Pharmacogentics and Stratified Medicine Network: Led from the University, the network has 500 members and can serve as a key partner for the Institute further extending its reach.
- COMET initiative: The University leads this consortium comprising the Universities of Oxford, QUB, Bristol and the Centre for Medical Technology in Practice in Baltimore. COMET is a collaboration with many organisations including EMA, EUPATI, EFPIA, EUnetHTA, HTAi, OECD and CDISC.
- Partnerships with local NHS: Three Trusts (Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Alder Hey Children's Hospital) are NHS England Global Digital Exemplars.