The NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre is a research partnership between The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research, we conduct research across four primary themes:

  • Neuroscience

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Infection & Immunity

  • Imaging & Engineering

We are dedicated to improving patient treatment and care in areas where there are currently unmet clinical needs to enhance the quality of life of people within Sheffield and afar. Our strategy is based on the over-arching principles of Impact, Excellence, Inclusion, Collaboration and Effectiveness.

In order to find new treatments, we first need to answer the following questions:

  • Why do certain diseases develop in some people but not in others?

  • Why do people with the same disease often progress (experience worsening symptoms) at different rates from each other?

  • Why do some treatments work in some people but not in others?