We provide a high quality research and training environment for more than 500 scientists and clinicians.‌

Our goals

We aim to act locally and have impact globally by improving health through teaching and research.

The School of Medicine is based on the University of Dundee’s Ninewells campus, co-located with Ninewells hospital (one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK). We are rated first in the UK for the impact of our research in REF2014, with 95% of staff working in areas of national or international excellence. We also have an outstanding reputation for teaching and are ranked second in Scotland and number six in the UK for Medicine in the Complete University Guide 2019.

Translational research and teaching in the School of Medicine focuses on the application of discovery, knowledge transfer, research and innovation, improving our understanding and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health. Our shared vision is to develop a vibrant community where the interconnected activities of research and teaching are uniformly respected, discussed and valued, and where we train the next generation of clinical and non-clinical academics. We will promote inter-disciplinary activity, encouraging cross-division and cross-school collaboration, work in partnership with the NHS, our local and the global community.

The School of Medicine is organised into five Divisions: Cellular Medicine, Systems Medicine, Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Population Health and Genomics and Imaging Science and Technology based on an individual’s primary approach to scientific enquiry. Research is organised thematically across divisions and schools in order to enhance inter-disciplinary partnerships and is strongly informed by our close working relationship with NHS Tayside through the Tayside Academic Health Science Network.

 

Research themes

The principal research themes of the School of Medicine are:

  • Cancer
  • Neuroscience
  • Precision Medicine
  • Pharmacology, Drug Outcomes and Regulatory Medicine
  • Health and Bioinformatics
  • Imaging and Health Technologies
  • Chronic Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases

We also pride ourselves on delivering an excellent research-led teaching and learning experience for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science. School of Medicine research staff are members of the cross-school Biological and Biomedical Science Education Unit formed in collaboration with the School of Life Sciences to deliver research-led teaching to undergraduate BSc and MSci students. We have a vibrant programme for undergraduate research projects (BSc (Hons) and intercalated BMSc), Masters by Research and PhD students and provide training for postdoctoral researchers supported by research awards and personal fellowships.

 

Current funded PhDs

Learn more about currently available PhD opportunities with us.

 

PhD opportunities

The School of Medicine offers a broad range of PhD opportunities.

Our Divisions

Division of Cellular Medicine

Division of Cellular Medicine

The aim of  the Division of Cellular Medicine is to understand the cellular mechanisms that underlie human diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and neurodegeneration and to translate this research towards improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in patients.

Division of Imaging Science and Technology

Division of Imaging Science and Technology

The Imaging Science and Technology theme brings together invention, innovation and application of technologies relevant to a diverse range of body systems and disease processes.

Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine

The Molecular and Clinical Medicine theme focuses on the pathogenesis and the treatment of cardiovascular disease and respiratory medicin.

Division of Population Health and Genomics

Division of Population Health and Genomics

The Population Health and Genomics theme aims to improve population health through our core activities.

Division of Systems Medicine

Division of Systems Medicine

Our Neuroscience theme focuses on how the neuronal dialogue is disrupted in neurodegenerative diseases and in complex psychiatric disorders including addiction and affective disorders.