Staff within the Lincoln Institute for Health undertake research which spans the pathway from ‘bench to bedside’ and ‘cell to community’.

Our research focus encompasses biomedicine and disease (including molecular and cell biology), drug design and development (bench), and practice and policy related research into quality improvement in health and social care and the effective translation of research findings into clinical and professional practice (bedside and community).

All of our research is underpinned by the concept of the Lincoln ‘Living Lab’ – creating and conducting responsive research in partnership with service users, health practitioners and organisations, industry and policy makers.

The LIH conducts internationally excellent and world- class research to develop innovative health and social care technologies, treatments and improve health systems. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment, the LIH was ranked 9th out of 98 UK University submissions for the quality of the research conducted by its researchers.



    Research Groups within LIH are listed below.

  • Molecular Basis of Disease

    Research in the Molecular Basis of Disease (MBD) group follows a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to increase understanding of disease at a molecular level in order to improve diagnosis and treatment.

  • Drug Design and Delivery

    The Drug Design and Delivery research groups builds upon expertise from the Schools of Life Sciences and Pharmacy and is reliant on the complementary techniques and facilities available. We have a wide range of expertise focussed on the design and delivery of novel therapeutics.

  • Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems

    The Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems Research (L-CAS) is a research centre in the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln. L-CAS specialises in perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction for autonomous systems, such as robots, and the integration of these capabilities in application domains including personal robotics, assistive care, security and agri-food technology.

  • Laboratory of Vision Engineering

    Laboratory of Vision Engineering (LoVE) specialises in the capture, transmission, processing and understanding of image, video and other high-dimensional data. Eight academic staff members are aligned with the Centre. The Centre focuses on several application areas with a particular focus on medical systems and imaging.p>

  • Animal Behaviour and Cognition

    The animal behaviour cognition and welfare group works with LIH on aspects of animals and human health. This ranges from work on the spread of important zoonoses (e.g Campylobacter) to the therapeutic benefits of our relationships with animals.

  • Perception Action and Cognition

    Staff in the Perception Action and Cognition group investigate the way that humans perceive, make sense of, and respond to our natural and social surroundings, and the underlying neural mechanisms.

  • Health Advancement Research Team

    The Health Advancement Research Team is an interdisciplinary team based at the University of Lincoln, we conduct research into a wide range of embodiment issues in relation to health, sport, exercise and physical activity, including via innovative methodologies.

  • Mental Health, Health and Social Care

  • Biofeedback in Sport Group

    The Biofeedback in Sport (BIO) group aims to apply and understand realtime biofeedback in enhancing sport and human performance. Biofeedback, particularly in realtime, has rarely been used in applications to whole body movements. Using a mixture of fundamental laboratory and applied field based studies we aim to understand the processes and uses of biofeedback in human movement.

  • Healthy Ageing Research Group (HARG)

    The Healthy Ageing Research Group (HARG) carries out research which focuses on ageing and the life course. Areas of interest include: experiences of ageing; ‘healthy ageing’; preventative and early intervention strategies on older adult’s quality of life through improved community and statutory provisions, including integration.

  • Community and Health Research (CaHRU)

    Community and Health Research (CaHRU) is the research centre for the School of Health and Social Care, directed by Professor Niro Siriwardena and staffed by 14 core researchers including a professor of medical statistics (Prof Graham Law), two senior lecturers (qualitative methods, statistics), three research fellows (mixed methods, clinical trials, health economics and econometrics), research assistants an administrator.

  • Social & Political Sciences