Research at UKHSA

UKHSA is a research active organisation. Research, and the translation of its findings into innovations both inform and support public health policy, practice and services.

What we do

Our research remit

As we protect the population, improve health and address inequalities, research and development (R&D) are core activities.

Research and the translation of research findings into innovations actively informs and supports the delivery and transformation of public health policies, practices and services locally, nationally and internationally. This is particularly critical when preparing for, preventing and responding to public health emergencies.

We work in partnership with university-based researchers nationally and internationally, research funders, the NHS, local authorities, the third sector and the public. Most of UKHSA's scientific programme is distinct from, but complementary to, the work of partner organisations; it is recognisable as a unique national asset because of the very specialist, secure facilities, other resources and skills we deploy.


Explore UKHSA research

Visit our portal for details of our experts, research activities and outputs.

Research and Expertise

Over 300 members of UKHSA staff undertake R&D within internal / external networks and in 2019 published almost 900 articles in the peer-reviewed scientific and clinical literature using £17 million of external research funding. Our research portal has details on our research, expertise and outputs.