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Faculty of Science and Health


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Research that makes a difference

The University of Essex consistently ranks in the UK’s research elite. The international quality of our research was recognised by the Research Excellence Framework 2014 with the majority of our research rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014).

The Faculty of Science and Health has around 200 academic staff, publishing about 700-peer reviewed papers and other publications per year, and over £10 million in research income. Our research is funded by bodies including the EU, EPSRC, NERC, the Wellcome Trust and national and local charities. Research is based in departments and centres, with Research Directors leading on support for early career researchers.

Our scientists and engineers are active in the University-wide Global Challenges initiative which focuses University research capacity on four major problems facing the world. Researchers within our Ageing and Assisted Living Network are working on lifelong health and healthy ageing, age-related disease and assisted living, developing new tools and technologies which enable the elderly, disabled and those with long-term conditions to live independent lives.

We also work with industry and government, from multinationals such as BT to regional health organisations - whilst we continue to encourage curiosity-driven, discipline based research.

Research Centres

Our Impact

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Our latest COVID-19 research

Find out about the very latest research on coronavirus from the University of Essex. From the use of artificial intelligence in detecting the virus to understanding the impact of the pandemic on families. Across the University researchers from all Departments are responding and contributing to a truly interdisciplinary and robust research response.

Discover our latest research