Science and research are at the core of our mission to protect health from infectious disease and environmental hazards. To succeed at tackling the major challenges that we face including new and emerging infections of high consequence or pandemic potential, climate change, air pollution and antibiotic resistance, we need to strengthen our scientific capabilities and the impact from our scientific work.
The overarching research remit, strategy and portal (providing access to staff details and publications) relate to all areas of activity within Public Health England as predecessor organisation. The period of transition to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will see a gradual focussing onto health protection research activities, including those from NHS Test and Trace.
Our scientific work will span the breadth of our mission. We will find solutions to public health problems and accelerate their implementation. We continually evolve adopting new methods and best practice from exploratory science (e.g. understanding mechanisms of resistance to antibiotics to inform the development of new antimicrobials) to research to develop and evaluate interventions and understand how to best implement control programmes.
We will create the ecosystem for a thriving multidisciplinary community of scientists and analysts with access to facilities, resources, high quality data and technology to deliver the country’s strategic needs. We will attract and develop the scientific leaders and capabilities of the future.
A new Science and Research Strategy for UKHSA is under development.Read PHE's research strategy
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) research annual review will include information about strategy, funding, impact and peer reviewed publications.Read PHE's annual reviews