Research at the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre is divided into a number of therapeutic areas described as themes with several cross cutting research themes.
Brain Injury and Repair, Cancer, Dementia and Mental Health are just four of the main research themes. Each area has a theme lead who is responsible for a range of research studies and projects. The BRC executive consists of all of the theme leads along with Director John Bradley, Scientific Director Steve O'Rahilly, Director of the Clinical Research Facility Krish Chatterjee and the Regius Patrick Maxwell. Together they develop and guide the research focus of the BRC.
Genomics, Population Science, Imaging and Evaulation and Implementation are described as cross cutting research themes. Scientists in each of these themes work with colleagues across all the therapeutic areas, for example cancer, cardiovascular studies, women's health, infection and immunity to share their specialist knowledge and expertise to drive forward new treatments and new discoveries in understanding health and disease.
Training and academic support is led by Menna Clatworthy and supports all of the research themes by providing training and mentoring for early career clinicians wishing to undertake biomedical research and basic scientists wishing to pursue a career in health research.