The School of Medicine’s research is divided into four research divisions:
- cellular medicine
- 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.
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.
- cancer research
- cardiovascular research
- organelle biology and medicine
- human genetics
- endocrinology and metabolic medicine
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.
- innovations in medical teaching
- inter-professional education
- wellbeing as a professional
- rural and remote teaching
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.
- respiratory infection
- antimicrobial resistance
- hospital associated infections
- zoonotic malaria
- global child health
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.