Research centres

Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals host several research centres which play a key role in the research undertaken. 

Cardiovascular Research Centre (CRC)

The Cardiovascular Research Centre brings together specialist clinicians, researchers and scientists.  Its aim is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease through the development of novel imaging techniques, new gene discovery and research on new devices and medicines. Areas of research include:

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Genetics
  • Heart failure
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Inherited cardiac conditions
  • Structural heart disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Electrophysiology
  • Critical Care
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Transplantation

The cardiovascular research team is part of the NIHR-BHF Cardiovascular Partnership – a national network of leading researchers in cardiovascular science and medicine.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Strategic Research Centre

Strategic Research Centres (SRCs), funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, bring together scientists from across the UK and beyond to work on ground-breaking research to benefit people with cystic fibrosis. 

There are several SRCs and our hospitals, in collaboration with several other hospitals and universities, is leading on an SRC looking at Personalised approach to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PAPA)

Professor Jane Davies and her team of colleagues who are collaborating on this programme will investigate better ways to detect Pseudomonas aeruginosa, understand how it settles in the lungs on a strain-by-strain basis, and develop more effective drugs for treating it. The overall aim of the programme is to develop a personalised approach to treating Pseudomonas infection.

More information on SRCs can be found here