NIHR Leeds BRC – Research themes

Our research themes

Musculoskeletal Disease: will identify people at-risk of developing rheumatoid and other forms of arthritis to: prevent them from developing these conditions; and develop individually targeted, cost-effective treatments for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. This theme is led by Professor Ann Morgan

Cardiometabolic Disease: will discover new principles for detecting and treating heart disease, particularly in terms of complications from diabetes. This theme is led by Professor David Beech

Surgical Technologies: will develop and apply new surgical technologies to: provide more precise surgery that is tailored to the biology of the underlying disease; improve healing of bone and soft tissues; and limit disability following orthopaedic surgery. The theme is led by Professor David Jayne

Haematology: will identify the determinants of poor outcomes, enabling development of personalised-treatment strategies for blood-related cancers. This theme is led by Professor Gordon Cook

Pathology: using AI and screening advances, we will improve the accuracy and speed of bowel diagnosis, enabling early and more effective treatment. This theme is led by Professor Philip Quirke

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection: will accurately identify patients at risk of antibiotic resistant infections; ensure our existing antibiotics are working; and develop new infection treatments. This theme is led by Professor Mark Wilcox