The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections is one of 14 HPRUs across England, part of a £58.7 million investment by the NIHR to protect the health of the nation. The NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections at the University of Liverpool is a partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and the University of Warwick 

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections explores and explains the distribution of diarrhoeal diseases in the population, establishing for whom the disease burden is greatest and why.

We resolve how best to deploy novel technologies and develop and apply new methodology for investigating outbreaks and detecting pathogens in the environment.