Health and life sciences
We are making key breakthroughs to transform human health and wellbeing.
The work in the area of health and life sciences includes our submissions to Units of Assessment in Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care, Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Biological Sciences and Sports Sciences.
Read a selection of our case studies in this area to find out more.
You can’t beet it: beetroot juice as a nutritional ergogenic aid for sport and exercise performance
A research team at the University of Exeter have generated a substantial evidence base over the past 12 years for beneficial effects of nitrate-rich dietary supplements on sport and exercise performance as well as cardiovascular and metabolic function.
The glass cliff: Shaping the narrative regarding the roles, failures, and inequality that female leaders face
Research at the University of Exeter has uncovered a previously unknown phenomenon, in which women are more likely to be appointed to risky and precarious leadership positions in times of crisis.
Advances in the Neuroscience of Trauma & Crime: Transforming justice globally for vulnerable people in custody
Research at the University of Exeter has found a high prevalence rate of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in young children and adolescents and showed that younger brains are more vulnerable than older brains to the effects of repeated concussive blows, particularly problems in impulse control and attention.
Transforming Amish healthcare services through genomic research
A landmark translational research project called Windows of Hope, led by the University of Exeter, has defined more than 150 different genetic disorders in North American Anabaptist (Amish/Mennonite) communities, 25 of which were new to medical science.