Biomedical Evidence-based Transdisciplinary (BEST) Health Research Institute

Our Research and Knowledge Exchange Institute offers a hub within the University and the wider Lancashire health economy and beyond. We foster researchers and collaborative research output from the bench to our patients and users.

Our focus is to enhance excellence in the health sciences through high-quality and impact research.

We aim to be recognised nationally and internationally for our research in:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Health education
  • Audiology
  • Vision science

We aim to support areas of research excellence that:

  • Address national and international challenges in health, clinical, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences
  • Promote a research approach, which is critical to addressing health threats in the human, animal and environmental interface
  • Provide the evidence to influence policy and practice changes
  • Are socially and economically sustainable
  • Support the development of our partners' health, clinical and biomedical research strengths, providing a bench-to-bed-to-home solution.
  • Research

    We promote trans-disciplinary research from basic and translational investigations to patient focussed research. We foster work that integrates different phases of biomedical research as well as draws from a range of scientists and clinical professionals who collaborate both nationally and internationally.
  • Knowledge exchange

    We lead globally connected health research and education and share innovation and knowledge. We support and mentor new researchers, interact with industry and contribute to health policy and practice.
  • Public engagement

    We partner with patients, users, and carers at all stages of research. We host national and international events to foster engagement with communities and wider public.
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Our academics

Headshot of Kamalinder Singh.
Professor Kamalinder K Singh
Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug Delivery
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Kamalinder K Singh is Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug delivery. She is the Research and Knowledge Exchange Lead for the School. Professor Singh’s research is centred in the area of Nanomedicine and Advanced drug delivery. She has also provided leadership to more t…

Professor Morris Gordon
Professor of evidence synthesis and systematic review
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Professor Gordon is the head of transitions and careers. He is the director of the Biomedical Evidence Synthesis and translations to practice (BEST) unit and the co-ordinating editor and lead for the UCLan Cochrane Gut editorial satellite group. He is an NIHR Cochrane Programme G…

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Discover the Neuro-oncology Research Group