Research and impact
We are global leaders in biomedical research that impacts on the health and wealth of societies worldwide.
The Faculty of Medicine is at the forefront of cutting edge research benefitting patients and populations worldwide. The Faculty advances clinical practice by ensuring the translation of our pioneering basic research in the quickest possible time. Our research groups, centres, departments and institutes work in close collaboration with the Faculties of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Imperial College Business School to facilitate this.
The world class research and training environment of the Faculty of Medicine is spread across five campuses. Research activity is delivered through our eight academic departments. The Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) is a key partnership between Imperial College London, The Institute of Cancer Research, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT), The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which operates to utilise the excellence in research and education across all faculties to transform health outcomes. The NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in partnership with ICHT is pivotal in driving innovation and translation of findings into clinical benefit of patients.
The Faculty of Medicine is led by the Dean, Professor Deborah Ashby. It is home to more than 1400 academic and research staff and has research funding in excess of £170M per year.
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