NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre

Improving healthcare through innovative biomedical research

Artwork by Sofie Layton and Giovanni Biglino, photography by Stephen King. Inspired by our Cardiovascular Disease Theme work.

Our research

Our world-leading research spans 9 major biomedical themes:

We work closely with patients and members of the public who advise us on how to carry out our research and what to do with the findings. Find out more and get involved.

We work with industry partners to offer our expertise in developing better treatments for patients, from helping companies to obtain health research funding to designing clinical trials and providing access to world leading statistical analysis techniques. Find out more.

Latest news

Complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic: the jury’s still out but some therapies show promise

12 November 2019

A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to ...

Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

8 November 2019

A new study published Wednesday 6 November in Psychological Medicine and led by University of ...

Study shows heavy smoking can have a damaging effect on facial ageing

5 November 2019

Heavy smoking may have a causal effect on facial ageing, according to new research led ...

Researcher profile: Alison Kirby, Brist-IVF study research midwife

24 October 2019

Alison Kirby is research midwife for the Brist-IVF study. She manages all aspects of study ...