Find out more about the School's research response to Covid-19.

The School of Medicine’s research is divided into four research divisions:

  • cellular medicine
  • education
  • infection and global health
  • population and behavioural science

Publications and researcher profiles can also be found within the University of St Andrews research portal.

Cellular medicine

The division of cellular medicine (CMED) combines basic and clinical research with the goal of understanding the cellular and molecular basis of disease. This interdisciplinary research uses cutting edge technology to address fundamental biomedical processes involved in health and disease. 

Cellular medicine website

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The education division focuses on high quality medical educational research and the development of medical educational researchers. It has an active medical education research group, and has ongoing research projects examining various aspects of the training of tomorrow’s doctors.

Education division website

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Infection and global health

The St Andrews infection group focuses on clinical research internationally. They have ongoing projects in the UK through strong links to NHS Fife and the wider health service nationally. They also have projects across Africa where they are researching new antibiotic treatments.

Infection and global health website

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Population and behavioural science

The division of population and behavioural science brings together research teams working to understand and improve the health of individual children, adolescents and adults as well as populations.  

Population and behavioural science website

Populations and Behavioural Sciences diagram