Research Themes

Translational research is the core purpose of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and our research themes encompass every therapeutic area. In April 2012 we received additional funding to establish a Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) in Dementia and several new themes.

To read more about each research theme's focus and areas of expertise follow the menu links on the right. Recent research highlights and publications are detailed as well as an introduction to each theme from the Prinicpal Investigator.

Cambridge BRC now comprises of nine research themes, four cross cutting themes plus training and development. The cross cutting themes of Population Health Science, Genomics and Imaging, are embedded into the research, facilities and diagnostic work within each theme. The final cross cutting theme, Evaluation and Implementation is tasked with evaluating new research and innovations and supporting their implementation (including understanding the barriers that may prevent change) and in essence supporting the transition from bench to bedside. Training and academic support is provided by the cross cutting resource of Capacity and Development. This theme focusses on developing the next generation of clinical scientists and currently supports those clinicians wishing to pursue a career in biomedical research through PhD placements and research fellowships.

The Cambridge Dementia BRU will work closely with research teams in Brain Injury & Repair, Genomics and Population Health.