Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Medicine

The Faculty of Health and Medicine brings together research and teaching expertise across health, care, biomedical and medical sciences, providing an environment that delivers world-class research aimed at informing policy and practice at local, national and international levels.

Professor Munir in his lab.


We pride ourselves on the real-world impact of our research and its practical applications for human and societal benefit, including ageing and palliative care, infectious disease, and mental health.

Research Excellence Framework 2021 logo

Research Excellence Framework 2021

The Faculty is pleased to announce that in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), 91% of our Research was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent, and 100% of our research environment was rated world-leading.


Work With Us

We believe advances in healthcare are achieved through strong mutually beneficial partnerships, working with external organisations to support research, innovation and professional development in health and medicine.

Health Innovation Campus
Health Innovation Campus building One

Welcome to the Health Innovation Campus

The new Health Innovation Campus at 山ּ brings together industry, research partners, health and care providers, the voluntary sector and local authorities to create an innovation eco-system.

The Health Innovation Campus is all about collaboration, co-design and co-production. Its purpose is to develop sustainable solutions for some of the most important health and care challenges we face as a society. Work at the Health Innovation Campus will take a solution-led, place-based approach to addressing health and social inequalities and their impact on wellness, with an emphasis on innovative thinking and disruption.

  • Innovation in Healthcare

    We work with the NHS, public sector, industry and voluntary sector organisations to develop solutions to health care problems; innovating for the benefit of patients, the NHS, industry and the wider economy.

  • The Faculty responds to the pandemic

    The Faculty of Health and Medicine was at the forefront of the University's response to the Covid pandemic. From medical students to virologists, you can read some of their stories here.

  • Knowledge Exchange Strategy

    A novel platform across Lancashire and Cumbria for supporting knowledge exchange between 山ּ and the NHS, introduced by the Collaborative Partnerships initiative in 2009.

  • Athena Swan

    The Faculty of Health and Medicine holds the Athena Swan Silver Award recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women in higher education and research.


The Faculty of Health and Medicine's multidisciplinary research and teaching operates across three divisions, delivering high quality teaching and research with national and international impact.

  • Biomedical and Life Sciences

    The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences is responsible for coordinating biomedical teaching and research activities at Lancaster.

  • Health Research

    The Division of Health Research specialises in postgraduate study and high-quality research with national and international impact on health and wellbeing policy.

  • Lancaster Medical School

    In addition to offering our medical degree and course in sports science, Lancaster Medical School conducts research into biomedicine, social and ethical aspects of health and medicine, and medical education.

Lancaster Success Programme

We want to ensure that all our students have the chance to benefit from a range of experiences available at Lancaster. Students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented at university are not always aware of the breadth of support opportunities available to them.

For more information please get in touch on studentsuccess@lancaster.ac.uk or 01524 595232.

Lancaster Success Programme

Latest News

Public events at the Faculty of Health and Medicine

From public lecture series, to student-focused webinars, there's always something going on at the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

More Events