Over 700 Faculty members are active in research, with an annual research spend of over £140 million.
The Faculty of Medicine brings together laboratory, clinical and population-based sciences in a unique collaboration between laboratory scientists and health professionals. The Faculty has an international reputation for its excellence in medical research, development and teaching.
A key aim is to continue to improve the already high standards of patient care in our associated NHS Trust hospitals, by providing a wide range of multidisciplinary medical scientific skills, research and innovations.
The Faculty benefits from widespread collaboration with the scientific and technological strengths in the other Faculties of Imperial College. This has enabled us to harness a wide array of scientific disciplines in the pursuit of excellence in medical research.
Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014)
The Research Excellence Framework replaces the RAE as the UKs system for assessing the quality of research in Higher Education Institutes. The results of the REF will be published in 2014 and will inform funding from 2015-16. In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, 73% of the College's research activity was judged as world-leading or internationally excellent (namely the proportion of research activity rated 4* or 3*). This was the highest proportion of all UK multi-faculty universities.
The Faculty of Medicine's Research Strategy has been developed by our Strategic Research Committee. This allowed the identification of Strategic Research Themes, each of which is led by an expert of international research reputation.
Research enquiries can be made to Dr Kim Trim, Research Strategy Officer.
The Imperial College Clinical Research Office works in partnership with associated NHS Trusts to help the College and our researchers meet the requirements of research governance, ensuring that we fulfil legal, ethical and scientific obligations to the heathcare research process.
The Faculty of Medicine provides an ideal environment for postgraduate research training in basic and clinical sciences. Postgraduate students are members of their supervisor’s academic Division and are also fully integrated into the Graduate School of Life Science & Medicine. We currently have over 500 students registered for MPhil, PhD, MD or MS degrees.