Our research is coordinated through the Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health (IBEHR) which is internationally recognised and was rated as producing world-leading and international standard research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF).
With research staff at the forefront of their profession, our academics are making a difference in areas including:
- Creating a viable preventative treatment for Acanthamoeba Keratitis – a devastating eye condition which affects millions of people each year
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) research – investigating why prevalence of the disease is higher in semi-rural communities in south-west Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland
- A breakthrough in managing fish health with the development of a biochemical monitoring tool that could transform the global aquaculture sector
- Antibiotic waste and its role in fuelling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – a serious global public health challenge
We would be interested to hear from anyone who might be interested in pursuing postgraduate studies linked to any aspect of our research work. We have a large and vibrant community of postgraduate research students, who benefit from expert supervision based on our proven research strengths. Students interested in research degrees at MRes and PhD level may apply direct with their own research proposal. See www.uws.ac.uk/study/research-degrees for more info.