Welcome to the BRU page here's a little bit more about us. We started life in April 2012 and have been busy recruiting staff and buying equipment in anticipation of the new and exciting research that we will be conducting over the next 5 years. Our team comprises of researchers, technical staff, doctors, nurses, administrators and laboratory scientists.
We are a partnership between Leicester Diabetes Centre at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University.
The Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity BRU (LL.DLPA.BRU) is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) family, more specifically belongs to the group of Biomedical Research Units and centres. The NIHR Biomedical Research Units (BRUs) undertake translational clinical research in priority areas of high disease burden and clinical need.
The BRUs are based in leading NHS organisations and Universities enabling some of the best health researchers and clinicians to work together to develop new treatments for the benefit of patients.
The BRUs are focused on translational clinical research, taking new ideas from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside to improve health.
There are a total of 20 NIHR BRC / BRUs across the UK, and they are focused around priority disease areas:
More details about the background and theme details can be found here
At the University Hospitals of Leicester we are particularly excited as we are the only NHS Trust outside of London to host 3 Biomedical Research Units in addition to Diet, lifestyle and physical activity UHL also hosts a respiratory and cardiovascular disease BRU.
We have a dedicated website where you can follow our research and find out more about what we are currently doing. Link to the
If you would like to get involved with the BRU or just want to know more please register using the contact form by following the link.