Research Domains


UCL has made interdisciplinary research a priority

  • Merging and working across traditional subject barriers results in new ideas and even new disciplines.
  • In SLMS, interdisciplinarity is encouraged and facilitated through our Research Domains

SLMS Research Domains

Research Domains Basic Life Sciences Cancer Reproduction and DevelopmentPopulation HealthNeuroscienceInfection, Immunology and InflammationFrontier DisciplinesExperimental MedicinceCardiometabolic ScienceFaculty of Life SciencesFaculty of Brain SciencesFaculty of Medical Sciences Faculty of Population Health Sciences

The SLMS Research Domains are fluid interdisciplinary networks that encompass the breadth of research activity across the School, UCL and, in some cases, external partners.

There are nine core groupings: Basic Life Science; Cancer; Cardiometabolic science; Experimental Medicine; Infection, Immunology and Inflammation; Population health; Neuroscience; Reproduction and Development; as well as a Frontiers ‘think tank’ which scopes the future focus of scientific endeavour.

Members of our academic community engage in one or more of the domains according to their research activity, encouraging interdisciplinarity across our School and beyond.

Find out more by visiting the domain pages

How do I get involved?

If you are a member of academic staff, to become a member of a domain simply select the relevant 'IRIS' theme when you complete your IRIS profile. You will then be automatically added to the domain community. 

More information about IRIS is available at

Staff Resources

SLMS Publications


The School produces a range of publications including an ongoing series that showcases some of the outstanding research being carried out within the School and with collaborators across UCL, in London, nationally and internationally.