Our Institutes 


The UCL Research Domains are large, cross-disciplinary research communities that span UCL and our partner organisations, fostering interaction and collaboration. We believe that by bringing together a critical mass of expertise we can undertake internationally leading research in our key areas of strength.

We have Institutes and Divisions that together represent each life-stage, from conception, birth, childhood, adolescence into adulthood, older age and death.

The Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and the Institutes for Women’s Health, of Cardiovascular Science, of Epidemiology & Health Care, for Global Health, of Clinical Trials & Methodology and of Health Informatics comprehensively address all these phases and periods, and the health variations associated with them at a population level.

We also undertake studies that inform the development of services, interventions and policies that address health disparities that occur as a consequence of exposures throughout the life course.

In our work with other Faculties and through the Domains and UCL Partners, and with neighbouring academic and health service colleagues, we aim to realise the translational vision expressed in the structure of the School of Life and Medical Sciences. In this way we can serve the needs of local, national and international communities.