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Research by some of our clinical lecturers, as they develop into independent research leaders.

Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus

Human body fat distribution and risk of metabolic disease

Investigating the relationship between Erythroferrone (ERFE) and body fat distribution

Medical Oncology

An oncologist's experience of working on Covid-19 research

Setting up the UK Coronavirus Cancer monitoring project, which tracks cancer patients who have tested positive for COVID-19


Iron in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and insulin resistance

Iron is a potentially modifiable contributor to the progression of NAFLD, the commonest cause of liver disease, and insulin resistance, which underlies the pathogenesis of the disorder.  


Acute neuroimaging in stroke and global brain dysfunction

Developing novel imaging biomarkers to improve the understanding of pathophysiology of acute neurological dysfunction


Integration of histopathology within epidemiology

Enabling large-scale epidemiological analyses on molecularly characterised tumour samples

Infectious Diseases

Antibiotic resistance and genomic epidemiology of 'Enterobacteriaceae' 

Using whole-genome sequencing to investigate the epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in 'Enterobacteriaceae'


Clinical therapeutics for emerging infections
Accelerating the development and deployment of drugs for high-threat and emerging infections


Functional genomics methods and neuroimmunological conditions

Applying recently developed single-cell genomics approaches to immune-mediated demyelinating diseases 

Conducting genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to understand host genetic determinants of infection 


Causes of common mental illness in late-life

Looking into the causes of common mental illness in late-life, and investigating the associated brain abnormalities


Translating neuroimmunology for innovation in clinical research and services

Researching connections between the brain and the immune system to develop new approaches in cognitive and mental health

respiratory medicine

Effects of iron on cardiorespiratory physiology and assessment of lung function

Studying the effects of hypoxia on the cardiorespiratory system and non-invasive assessment of lung function


The Oxford Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Study (OxAAA) 

Improving our understanding of the underlying patho-physiology of aneurysm progression in humans


Breast cancer – prevention, treatment and outcomes

Using large datasets, observational studies and randomised trials to better understand and treat breast cancer


Studies of the genetic causes of idiopathic hypercalciuria