Leaders in our field

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework outcome demonstrated the Department's and College's contribution to world-leading, original, significant and rigorous research with an exemplary approach to impact

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The Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction encompasses a broad spectrum of clinical specialties and academic disciplines across the four Divisions:

We are committed to developing a strong academic community of staff and students working together to fulfil our Mission:

  • to build a strong and supportive academic community
  • to deliver outstanding medical research
  • to educate the next generation of leaders in medicine
  • to apply the benefits of discovery to improve public health
People and Culture

We are actively working to increase and support development opportunities to all our staff. We champion initiatives to promote the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all. The Committee's success is reflected by the Department recently receiving the Athena SWAN Silver award.


With a strong cadre of internationally competitive research groups exploring novel diagnostic tools, therapeutics and mechanisms of disease, the Department offers scientists a highly productive and supportive environment for research.


The Department offers top-quality education in innovative learning environments to inspire and unite the next generation of healthcare and health science leaders. Our Department undertakes innovative research programmes tailored to developing world-leading academics that will provide the healthcare solutions of the future.


As demonstrated by the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), we have a track-record of world-leading, original, significant and rigorous research with an exemplary approach to impact. Overall, 91% of Imperial’s research was classed as “world-leading” (46% achieved the highest possible 4* score) or “internationally excellent” (44% achieved 3*) – this was the highest proportion of any major university.