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.

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

Cellular medicine

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

Cellular medicine website

Cellular Medicine research division logo


The education division focuses on high quality medical educational research and the development of medical educational researchers. The division also has an active medical education research group. Ongoing research examines various aspects of the training of tomorrow’s doctors and other health professionals.

Education division website

Education division diagram

Infection and global health

The infection and global health research division works in a wide range of fields that includes clinical trials, genetics, anti-microbial resistance, diagnostic tools, education and global health policy. 

The research requires cross-disciplinary teamwork in many countries with the common aim of improving health care in low resource settings. Consequently, the division has ongoing initiatives nationally and internationally with particularly strong links in East Africa and Indonesia.

Infection and global health website

Infection and Global Health logo

Population and behavioural science

Population and Behavioural Science research in the School of Medicine is transforming health promotion, prevention, early detection, management of illness and communication locally, nationally and globally. We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in health data science, epidemiology, trials and the design, delivery, and evaluation of theory-based psychological interventions.

Population and behavioural science website

Populations and Behavioural Sciences diagram

University research portal

Explore publications, data, funded projects and prizes for Medicine within the University research portal.