College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Our research

Medical and veterinary medical research at the University of Edinburgh has impact in more than 100 countries, including many developing countries.

Our medical research has benefitted millions of people in areas such as preventing childhood pneumonia, more effective cardiovascular and liver surgery, reducing blood transfusions, ovarian cryopreservation and stroke prevention and management.

Our veterinary research has brought benefit to animal health, livestock and other farming industries, nationally and internationally, via disease pathology and epidemiology, as well as genetic and welfare improvements.


Research themes

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Our ten research themes.

Research support

Explore the research infrastructure, support and facilities that enable our researchers to deliver cutting-edge research.

Chancellor's Fellows

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Applications are invited from early career research scientists twice a year. The current application window closed on 28 August 2023. We'll update the page when we have details of the next round.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results

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An overview of the College's results across four units of assessment.

Take part in research

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Volunteer as a research participant or become part of a research group.

Shared facilities

Explore the core facilities, shared equipment and expertise enabling our researchers to deliver cutting-edge research.