The UK-Public Health Rapid Support Team has established a global multi-disciplinary research programme to support and improve the effectiveness of infectious disease outbreak detection, preparedness and response.

Our research strategy addresses collaboratively identified priorities, providing evidence to improve practice on a global scale. Focusing our efforts in low- and-middle income countries, our research includes in-the-field activities conducted during or in the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, and preparedness-oriented research that covers:

  1. epidemiology and population sciences
  2. patient-centred research
  3. microbiology and laboratory sciences
  4. social science and community engagement
  5. mental health and wellbeing

If you have questions or want to draw on others' thoughts in using evidence to inform policy, please start a conversation in our Community section.

UK-PHRST Research Total Activity Map (2016 - 2024)