What are our Global Research Priorities?
Our Global Research Priorities (GRPs) unite researchers to tackle pressing global issues.
They create challenge-focused communities, bringing together and supporting researchers from many different disciplines. Our ten GRPs address some of the planet's biggest challenges.
We have close partnerships with third parties, such as policy makers, charities and industry. We provide seed funding for projects, and facilitate networking opportunities and other research-related events throughout the year.
Our research falls under seven themes:
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology
Lead: Davide Piaggio
Co-lead: Joseph Hardwicke
We aim to improve and develop tools and technologies to enhance healthcare outcomes. Our research covers a broad spectrum of activities from experimental analysis, systems modelling and data analysis to the creation and sustained use of devices through design and manufacturing. We wholly encourage interdisciplinary research with clinicians and life scientists.
Lead: Christopher Dowson
Co-lead: Meera Unnikrishnan
Co-lead: Greg Challis
Our AMR centre brings together Warwick and international academics, and industry partners. Our aim is to push forward fundamental discovery towards the development of effective antimicrobials, diagnostics and interventions informed by data, modelling and practice.
Lead: Swaran Singh
Co-lead: Nicole Tang
We are at the forefront of improving mental health and wellbeing. Our research has shaped policy on youth mental health, mental health in the workplace and schools, and global mental health. We focus on innovations in methodology and technology. We want to build upon work in areas such as health economics and implementation science.
Artificial Intelligence and Digital Health
Lead: Nasir Rajpoot
Co-lead: Mark Elliott
Digital Health and AI themed research will facilitate better diagnosis, classification, prevention and self-management of physical and mental health conditions. This Health GRP sub-theme will provide support to researchers across departments to gain access to relevant expertise and training, that allows a strong digital health/AI component in large health/clinical themed funding bids.
Lead: Paramjit Gill
Co-lead: Olalekan Uthman
Co-lead: Alan Chalmers
The Global Health theme is driven by the desire to improve health by conducting world-class, interdisciplinary research that achieves real impact. We have established strong local and world-leading partnerships through the Warwick Centre for Applied Health Research and Delivery and projects improving health care in slums (NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Improving Health in Slums).
Health Data Science at Scale
Lead: Xavier Didelot
Co-lead: Natasha Khovanova
Health data have the potential to revolutionise our understanding of diseases and to discover efficient new methods for prevention and treatment. However, unlocking this potential requires us to overcome several analytical challenges such as linking separate data sources or dealing with very large volumes of data. This Health GRP sub theme brings together many experts from across campus including those working on large sets of genomic data and those integrating different data sets to improve health outcomes for patients.
Lead: Roberta Bivins
Co-lead: Eivor Oborn
The greatest challenges in health and medicine elude straightforward solutions. Technology won’t end health inequalities or workforce fatigue and demoralisation. Organisational stagnation and obesogenic environments won’t yield to single discipline approaches. Complex problems demand interdisciplinarity. Our research applies the diagnostic and inclusive power of the arts and humanities to the biomedical sphere. We work with cultural organisations, patient and policy networks, and major healthcare providers.
We want to tackle the challenges of disease and healthcare by mobilising our multidisciplinary research strengths.
Working across traditional disciplinary boundaries, it is our aim to transform the healthcare landscape both nationally and internationally collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders.
Who is involved?
Our researchers are from over 10 different departments. These include Medicine, Life Sciences, Computer Science, WMG, Engineering and Chemistry. Our strength is in our breadth. Looking for a contact in a particular research areas? Get in touch with our administrator.