About us

We are the independent, expert voice of biomedical and health research in the UK.

The Academy’s vision is good health for all supported by the best research and evidence.

Our mission is to help create an open and progressive research sector to improve the health of people everywhere.

  • We support researchers with innovative funding and career development opportunities
  • We help create a more sustainable environment for delivering outstanding research
  • We help researchers to work with academia, the public, policy makers and industry to make the greatest difference to health

Our strategy will deliver the following strategic priorities over the next 10 years

We will influence policy and practice to improve the lives of patients, the public and communities

We will support UK biomedical and health research to strengthen its global competitiveness and reputation

We will support the next generation of researchers to reach their full potential

We will work with our partners to increase the Academy’s impact on global health

We will build our resources to ensure our long-term independence and effectiveness

Our strengths

  • A Fellowship of the most influential scientists in the UK and worldwide
  • An inspiring community of emerging and established research leaders
  • Connections across the science sector including National Academies, charities and industry
  • A vibrant and growing network of European and global partnerships and collaborations
  • An ability to influence policy by connecting the insights of our Fellowship, researchers, patients and the public
  • The meaningful involvement of patients and the public to shape our work
  • A talented and committed staff team who embody our values

Our values

We strive for excellence

We act on evidence

We behave with integrity

We collaborate widely

We are inclusive and actively seek diversity in all forms

We are agile, kind and resilient.

Click here to view a directory of staff.

Registered Charity number: 1185329

Incorporated by Royal Charter. Registration number: RC000905

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