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The NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is part of the NIHR and hosted by Leeds NHS Teaching Hospitals in partnership with the Universities of Leeds and York.

Leeds BRC was awarded £20.5 million (2022-27), our largest single research award, with the mission to:

  • Drive innovation in preventing, diagnosis and treatment of ill-health
  • Deliver breakthrough experimental medical research that benefits patient care
  • Involve patients and the public in research design and delivery
  • Train the next generation of researchers through our Academic Capacity Development strategy

Our activities prioritise research focussed on those who are in most need, designed for each individual patient and aimed at increasing the speed research is adopted.

Our partnership unites leading clinicians and researchers to maximise the impact of innovative ideas and discoveries, transforming early-phase applied research into real-world clinical care results that contribute to the local and national economy.

Our Research Themes

Initially dedicated to Musculoskeletal research, Leeds BRC has expanded to a six-themed research centre as of December 2022.  To find out more about our work please explore our six research themes below.

Antimicrobial Resistance

Cardiometabolic Disease


Musculoskeletal Disease


Surgical Technologies