The department provides an excellent platform for translational research from concept through discovery and clinical trials to evidence synthesis, teaching, policy change and eventual health impact.
The outputs are products (drugs, diagnostics and vaccines), policies for health, skilled people in key positions and maintained places where excellent work can be conducted.
Bringing together staff working across the spectrum of clinical sciences with a focus on improving g the management of important diseases in the tropics, key areas of research include: Respiratory Infection; malaria epidemiology; clinical infectious disease epidemiology; child and adolescent health and evidence synthesis.
The department has created an Innovative Teaching Think Tank. This forum aims to be a crucible for new ideas, testing the feasibility and level of interest for projects as diverse as gaming and regionally delivered ultrasound training.