Our research tackles complex health problems, both in the UK and globally. We work across disciplines to enhance well-being, prevent disease, improve diagnoses, develop new therapies and advance clinical practice.
We have a well-established network of clinical partners, helping our scientific discoveries to benefit patients.
You can find out more about some of our research projects through our Health Stories page.
Our five Research Divisions cover a wide range of health issues and directly influence clinical practice, treatment of disease, and health policy.
The Thames Valley Clinical Trials Unit (TVCTU) is a collaboration between the University of Reading, the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
To find out more, including how you can get involved in, and benefit from, the unit's clinical research, visit the TVCTU website.
Health-related research and teaching at the University of Reading is enhancing wellbeing, preventing disease, improving diagnoses and developing new treatments, as well as informing and improving clinical practice and health governance.
You can find out more about our key research through the Health Stories photography project.
Postgraduate Research Opportunities
The University of Reading is home to hundreds of PhD health researchers. For information on postgraduate research opportunities within the health theme, please visit our research division pages or the Graduate School's website.
Our research benefits from a range of outstanding facilities that support our work in neuroscience, cardiovascular and metabolic research, chemical analysis, and psychological treatments.
- Anxiety and Depression in Young People Research Unit (AnDY)
- Charlie Waller Institute
- Speech and Language Therapy Clinic
- Berkshire Memory & Cognition Research Centre
- Centre for Autism
You can study on one of our free online courses, hosted by Futurelearn, on subjects including cardiovascular health, obesity, and understanding anxiety, depression and CBT.
Additionally, you can make a direct contribution to our research by registering as volunteer with the Hugh Sinclair Human Nutrition Group.