Our expertise in rehabilitation research

Nottingham is fast becoming a centre of excellence for research into the most effective ways to support people to recover after serious injury, trauma and illness.

Our research brings together scientists, academics and clinicians with a broad range of expertise. 

Why Nottingham?

There are many factors which make us a centre of excellence:

  • Our proven track record in innovation – conceiving, developing and applying technologies to improve patient care

  • Our thriving ecosystem of NHS, industry and academic expertise focused on rapidly developing new technologies

  • Clinicians, health and social care professionals who are already leading the world in new models of rehabilitation

  • Committed, diverse and engaged patients who work with us to design better and more effective technologies

Bringing research on rehabilitation together

The HRC is the latest investment to support new research in rehabilitation in Nottingham. Find out more about other established programmes and how they are contributing below.

Our translational research programme

Musculoskeletal, Surgery, Inflammation & Recovery Theme

Trauma is the leading cause of death globally, and post-surgical complications result in mortality 8.8 times higher than normal. 

Working as part of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, the Musculoskeletal, Surgery, Inflammation and Recovery Theme aims to match infrastructure to pathology, by establishing a tissue bank of over 70,000 samples from patients including those who will be treated at the National Rehabilitation Centre (due to open in 2025), and the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre based here at NUH.

Read more about this work on the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre website.