Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Our spectrum of research ranges from first use of molecules in man (Phase I trials) through to real-world evidence studies using routinely collected data. 

About us

We have strong connections to the NHS, particularly through Surrey Health Partners (SHP) and its clinical academic groups (CAGs).

Professor Simon Skene heads the Department and is delighted to follow up opportunities to collaborate or lead research studies in our areas of expertise.  

Our expertise

Sleep and chronobiology

We have world-leading researchers and research infrastructure.


We are home to the Surrey Cancer Research Institute (SCRI).


We have advanced expertise in diabetes, including a Real-World Evidence centre.

Primary care and clinical informatics

Much of our research is around using computerised medical records (CMR) for surveillance, quality improvement and research. We are the data and analytics hub for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC). We also have expertise in quality improvement.

Other expertise:

  • Ophthalmology
  • DNA ageing
  • Critical care
  • Hepatology
  • Surgery.
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