The Department of Paediatrics is an internationally recognised centre for research in child health and development.
The Department research is focused on the areas of Developmental Neurobiology, Diabetes, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care, and the determinants of birth size and infant growth. It also has a very active teaching programme for medical students, and supports postgraduate research degrees at MD and PhD level.
The Department of Paediatrics is part of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge and is embedded within the Addenbrooke’s Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) results placed 58% of the School of Clinical Medicine’s submissions as 4* (world-leading) , the highest result in Clinical Medicine for any UK HEI in REF 2014. The Department comprises about sixty staff, with senior research staff working on multi-centre research projects and collaborating actively with other University departments, clinical partners in the NHS, other national and international academic institutions, the UK Government and various policy groups, as well as service users and carers.