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About Research Domains

Our research is encompassed in eight broad research domains which incorporate discipline and disease focuses and includes 2000 researchers working within the Faculty’s schools, departments and centres.

Major research strengths of the Faculty are in the areas of cancer, immunology, neurosciences, cardiovascular diseases and obesity. One of the aims of the research domains is to increase the opportunities for researchers to conduct research on common themes. This multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers from the social sciences, epidemiology and public health, preventive, clinical and primary care medicine and from basic and applied sciences, who take different approaches to studying similar questions. In this way we are able to tackle complex public health challenges in local, national and international communities, respond to the clinical challenges of caring for the mentally ill and the elderly, build capacity and train health professionals to respond to immediate and chronic health needs.