Centres and initiatives
The department hosts or collaborates on a number of international recognised research centres and projects. Find out more using the links below:
MRC Centre for Environment and Health
The Centre aims to initiate and foster research that improves health, and reduces inequalities in health and healthcare, through the generation and deployment of knowledge that can lead to more effective and equitable prevention and treatment of illness, and to promoting positive health over the life course.
UK Dementia Research Institute
Dementia represents one of the toughest medical and economic challenges facing our society today. The UK DRI is here to change this. The institute will transform treatment and care for people with dementia. We are leading the way in early diagnosis and uncovering how to prevent dementia.
BRC - Discovery Programme
The Imperial Population BioResource Tissue Bank is part of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative to facilitate biomedical research in industry, academia, and the NHS. The main objective of this project is to create a resource of healthy volunteers and patients from the general population who are willing to be approached to take part in research studies.
NIHR HPRU in Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards
Addressing today’s most pressing chemical and radiation threats and hazards, advancing understanding of how the everyday and exceptional contact we have with chemicals and radiation leads to ill health and delivering timely impact on policy to improve the long-term health of the nation
WCRF Continuous Update Project
The Continuous Update Project is an ongoing programme to analyse global research on how diet, nutrition, physical activity and weight affect cancer risk and survival. Among experts worldwide it is a trusted, authoritative scientific resource, which underpins current guidelines and policy for cancer prevention.