Research in the School of Medicine
Research in the School is focused on interdisciplinary themes. Each of these spans the spectrum from laboratory investigation to clinical practice, in hospital and community settings.
Our approach brings together people, knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines. This approach is the key to our research strength and achievements.
The School's research Institutes embody this philosophy. Their results are an indicator of its success.
Integration, innovation, engagement
Our research approach pursues basic research through to clinical outcomes, bridging the traditional gap between basic and applied science to accelerate healthcare developments.
Research networks & interest groups
The School offers research degree opportunities in fields across the spectrum of medicine and medicine-related disciplines.
Research-related news & events
Cardiff to lead new MRC UK Dementias Research Platform
11th December 2013The Medical Research Council (MRC) today announced a multi-million pound programme to accelerate progress in dementias research.
Healthy habits reduce dementia risk
10th December 2013A study which monitored the health habits of 2,235 men over a 35-year period has found that exercise significantly reduces the risk of dementia.
“Immune fingerprints” discovery means new hope for infected patients
31st October 2013Research in peritoneal dialysis patients with acute infections demonstrates that the body's immune response indicates the type of infection and which antibiotics to use
Cwm Taf RDCS Helpdesk
15th January 2014, 10.00‑14.00RDCS Helpdesk for NHS professionalsVenue: Prince Charles Hospital
Clare Bryant (University of Cambridge) - British Society for Immunology15th January 2014, 13.00‑14.00Pattern Recognition Receptors: from allergy to infection. A tail of specks, spots and whiskers!Venue: Henry Wellcome Building
Cancer Immunology Meeting - British Society for Immunology20th January 2014, 16.30‑18.005th meeting of the Cancer Immunology interest groupVenue: Henry Wellcome Building
Central Biotechnology Services
A centrally-located service offering state-of-the-art technology, technical support and guidance.
Clinical Research Facility
A crucial facility for the translation of basic biomedical science developments into clinical practice.
Latest key publications
Healthy Cities: Public Health through Urban Planning
Sarkar C None et al, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, UK (May 2014)
- Replication of bipolar disorder susceptibility alleles and identification of two novel genome-wide significant associations in a new bipolar disorder case-control sample.
Green EK et al, Mol Psychiatry
- Independent effects of systemic and peritoneal inflammation on peritoneal dialysis survival.
Lambie M et al, J Am Soc Nephrol
Research Support & Administration
The Research Office provides expert support over a project's life-cycle, including information and guidance on research funding, training, policy, procedures, and strategy.
The Research Ethics Committee is responsible for the formal ethical review and approval of all research involving human participants, tissues or data.
Be a part of our work
Anyone can take part, by collaborating, by contributing expertise, resources or funding, or sponsoring a researcher, project or lab