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About us

Strategy: Concentrating and sharing our strengths

The NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre aims to improve health and resilience throughout life by developing better, individually personalised treatments and care.

We drive innovation through world-class research to understand what influences resilience, and how. We translate our discoveries into real-world use by:
•    Working with the best minds, bringing together many disciplines
•    Collaborating regionally, nationally and globally, with patients, public, academics and industry
•    Developing guidelines and policies that benefit patients, public and the health and care system

Our strategy is centred on collaboration; collaboration between our research themes, with our local communities, with clinical and academic colleagues, and across the NIHR, industry and NHS.


Delivery: 600 researchers, five themes

The centre of over 600 researchers, across the partnership, draws together the patients, staff, trainees, facilities and equipment needed to study health, disease and new treatments.

It does so through five strategic research themes:
•    Nutrition, Lifestyle and Metabolism
•    Respiratory and Allergy
•    Data, Health and Society
•    Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
•    Perioperative and Critical Care

Public and patients

We involve and engage the public in all that we do.

Our Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Participation (PPIE(P)) Strategy sets out how we are doing this through to 2027.

This builds on well-established foundations of PPIE(P) in Southampton and continues to innovate, embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity, and develop best practice.

We will achieve this with our public partners by placing co-production the heart of all our efforts. This approach works together in equal partnership and for equal benefit.

Read the full strategy here.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

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Our aim is to advance clarity, openness, and fairness in all our interactions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Strategy sets out how we will ensure a diverse mix of people drive and contribute to our research. It also fosters inclusive attitudes and behaviours across our Centre.

We want to deliver a welcoming and enabling research environment that is known and valued as fair, open and supportive to all.

Read the full strategy here.

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