Research in LIRMM
Clinical & Translational Rheumatology
The Section of Musculoskeletal Disease is the largest Section in the Division, comprising internationally renowned expertise particularly in inflammatory arthritis, biologic therapies and imaging. Its core aim is to understand disease processes and the role of targeted therapies better, towards improving diagnosis, preventing disease and disability and improving quality of life.
Musculoskeletal Medicine & Imaging
This theme involves wide expertise in the area of immune disease classification, auto-inflammation, immunogenetics and genetic epidemiology in order to systematically evaluate the early phases of human inflammatory disease.
Clinical Biomechanics & Physical Medicine
The section of clinical biomechanics and physical medicine has a broad remit, conducting studies into the biomechanical drivers and consequences of a range of musculoskeletal disease and evaluating primarily non-pharmacological interventions.
The Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery is one of the busiest units in the UK performing over 9,000 trauma and elective procedures per year. In addition to the busy clinical workload, it has an ever-expanding research portfolio, including the study of bone and cartilage regeneration utilizing biological based therapies, the immuno-inflammatory response to trauma, total joint replacement, bioengineering, biomechanics, and clinical outcomes following reconstruction of fractures.
The Academic Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (ADRM) is one of the premier Rehabilitation Medicine research departments in the U.K. as demonstrated by its academic record of innovation, high quality science, research grant income and developing early career clinical researchers.
Leeds NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (Leeds BRC)
The NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre (Leeds BRC) is an NIHR funded centre of excellence for translational musculoskeletal research.
As a partnership collaboration between the Leeds Teaching Hoospitals NHS Trust and the University of Leeds, the Leeds BRC strives to deliver excellence in patient based research.