The Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH) is a university-wide multidisciplinary research collaboration linking schools, colleges and external partners to investigate key issues of concern for health, social care and well-being using a ‘cell to community’ approach.
The LIH conducts internationally excellent and world-class studies encompassing the the whole research pathway from ‘cell-to-community’ seeking to develop innovative health and social care technologies, treatments and improve health systems. The LIH works in partnership with health, social care and third sector services in Lincolnshire, regionally and nationally, as well as with academic partners and policy groups in the UK and abroad.
The LIH includes research groups and centres from the Colleges of Science and Social Science including the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU), the Molecular Basis of Disease (MBoD) Research Group, Drug Design and Delivery (DDaD) Research Group. Other members of the institute include the Laboratory of Vision Engineering (LoVE), the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (LCAS), Health Advancement Research Team (HART), Perception Action and Cognition (PAC) Research Group, and the Policy Studies Research Centre (PSRC) in the College of Social Science.
External partners include the National Institute for Health Research, the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network and Collaboration for Leadership in Health Research and Care, United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Lincolnshire Community Health Services, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation and East Midlands Ambulance Services NHS Trusts as well as academic institutions in the region (Universities of Nottingham, Sheffield, Leicester), UK (e.g. University of Cambridge), and worldwide (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research [NIVEL], University of Ghent, Harvard University).
Key areas of expertise include medical and molecular genetics, molecular oncology, analytics of biological systems, infection and immunity, clinical pathology, drug design and molecular pharmaceutics, human computer interactions, imaging and related therapies, movement and its disorders, quality and outcomes in primary health care, pre-hospital and emergency quality and outcomes, older people and well-being, social exclusion, and epidemiology including statistical analysis of ‘big data’.