• Doctors holding hands in solidarity


    Our new National Institute for Health and Care Research Biomedical Research Centre for Exeter is the first of its kind in the South West Peninsula.

    • A device worn on the head for measuring motion and response used at the VSim research centre
    • DNA molecules
    • Young scientists conducting research investigations in a medical laboratory, a researcher in the foreground is using a microscope
    • A row of test tubes and a pink pippette

    One of 20 Biomedical Research Centres funded by the NIHR in the UK, we use cutting edge translational research to improve health outcomes for patients and the public. By translating scientific breakthroughs into potential new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies for the people of the South West we are helping to address the biggest health issues affecting people in our communities today.

    BBC Spotlight coverage of the announcement

    Our partnership brings together world-class medical research leaders from across the region, including clinical and laboratory scientists, doctors, nurses, and data experts. Their technical knowledge is partnered with expertise from patients, carers, and families to identify and drive forward important new research.

    Our research themes

    We work collaboratively with our South West NHS partners to improve diagnosis, treatment and care across five core themes, helping to address the most pressing health issues facing the people in our region. Our research themes are:

    Text: Genetics and Genomics with link to webpage
    Text: Diabetes, linked to webpage
    Text: Rehabilitation, linked to webpage
    Text: Clinical Mycology, linked to webpage
    Text: Neurodegeneration, linked to webpage