Population & systems medicine

Applications in the area of population and systems medicine are assessed by the Population and Systems Medicine Board (PSMB).

PSMB supports mechanistic and applied research related to the physiology and pathophysiology of all the major organs and systems with the exception of the brain and the immune system.  Its remit also reaches forward to population health and the impact of environmental factors, including the social environment, on health and development across the life course.

All applications for funding for new or existing population cohort studies are required to submit an outline for assessment by the Cohort Strategic Review Group (CSRG). Applications for funding for clinical (ie. patient specific or disease focussed) cohorts need not follow this process.

Remit and scope

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Neurovascular Ageing
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Musculoskeletal research
  • Gastroenterology
  • Renal medicine and liver function
  • Endocrinology and reproductive health
  • Maternal health and the early origins of health and disease
  • Nutrition, metabolic regulation, diabetes and obesity
  • Trauma, acute medicine and surgery
  • Medical sociology
  • Population health

Strategic relationships

In order to carry out the work that we do, we seek opportunities to work with a number of key external stakeholders to deliver our strategy.