Health and Infection are cross-cutting themes at BSMS that permeate through our undergraduate and postgraduate research and learning activities. Our multidisciplinary research programme has academic links around the world and is organised into four main themes: tackling NTDs, Infectious Diseases, HIV and Sexual Health, and Culture, Society and Health.
The department is home to the Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research (evolving out of our Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research) which hosts two large NIHR-funded programmes of research into neglected tropical diseases (NTDS): The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on NTDs at BSMS, and the Social Sciences for Severe Stigmatising Skin Conditions (5S) Foundation.
Our researchers are also investigating tuberculosis, HIV, healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and non-communicable diseases in low income settings.
Global health and infection research activities are integrated with work in other BSMS and University departments, as well as the Institute for Development Studies, through collaboration with colleagues from wide-ranging disciplines including biomedical ethics, mental health and public health, social sciences and international relations.
Our research underpins a vibrant Masters programme offering courses in Global Health and Global Pharmacy and also supports a range of opportunities at PhD level.