Our 22 research groups, based around 18 research themes, work together under a common goal of education and surgical intervention.
We offer opportunities for research training for clinical and non-clinical graduates, and are responsible for delivering the surgical training to Medical School undergraduates.
We aim to showcase our research, inspire the younger generation, engage with the local community and raise debate on the impact of science on society.
Surgical Grand Rounds
The Surgical Grand Rounds are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion.
Resources for Researchers
Explore our collection of resources useful to researchers in all parts of the research process, from experimental techniques to publication and review.
The β2-adrenergic receptor is a molecular switch for neuroendocrine transdifferentiation of prostate cancer cells.
Braadland PR. et al, (2019), Mol Cancer Res
Reliability of preoperative breast biopsies showing ductal carcinoma in situ and implications for non-operative treatment: a cohort study.
Mannu GS. et al, (2019), Breast Cancer Res Treat
Response to Comment on "High Operator and Hospital Volume are Associated With a Decreased Risk of Death and Stroke Following Carotid Revascularization: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Authors' Reply".
Poorthuis MHF. et al, (2019), Ann Surg, 270, e50 - e51
Strategies to improve the oxygen supply to microencapsulated islets.
Brandhorst D. et al, (2019), Transplantation
Low Expression of miR-424-3p is Highly Correlated with Clinical Failure in Prostate Cancer.
Richardsen E. et al, (2019), Sci Rep, 9
Surveillance arterioveNous fistulAs using ultRasound (SONAR) trial in haemodialysis patients: a study protocol for a multicentre observational study.
Richards J. et al, (2019), BMJ Open, 9
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Women in Science
We are making positive changes to the way we support staff, including women scientists, in the department.
Supporting Our Staff
We actively promote the provision of a family friendly working environment, equal opportunities and career development.
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Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development opportunities.
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