The Biomedical and Health Research Centre combines the world-leading science of the University of Leeds with the clinical excellence of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). Funded by a £10m cross faculty, University investment, together with £3m contribution from LTHT to support clinically focused applied health research the BHRC has resulted in a significant increase of translational research at Leeds. The BHRC was founded in 2008 with the vision of bringing benefits to patients from harnessing the research power of the University of Leeds and Partner NHS Trusts in Leeds. The framework created by the BHRC now firmly underpins the research activity across the science faculties in Leeds and the clinical research carried out in collaboration with LTHT.
The BHRC strategic framework supports world-class research across the four University Faculties in conjunction with recognised clinical research strengths at Leeds. This activity is reinforced by relevant research in applied health and clinical trials, thus creating a series of translational research pipelines from across the University into biomedical and health service applications within the NHS.
This framework has provides a culture of collaboration within which more focused translational schemes have been established. These include: