About

The School of Postgraduate Medicine at the University of Gibraltar is dedicated to excellence in research.
Studies undertaken under the aegis of the School will benefit both Gibraltar as well as the wider medical and healthcare-related community by ensuring practitioners have access to leading research that can inform their knowledge and support their professional practice and provision of a high standard of care. The primary focus of the School is on impactful academic research aimed at continuously improving the quality of medical, dental and clinical practice. The small size of Gibraltar and its community make it a perfect place to undertake cohort-based studies that have the potential to positively affect the lives of people globally.

Collaborative Approach

The School of Postgraduate Medicine at the University of Gibraltar works closely with the Gibraltar Health Authority, which is the principal healthcare provider and employer of doctors and most allied professionals within the jurisdiction.

An Expert Team

Dr Sohail Bhatti, Director of Public Health in Gibraltar is the Head of the School of Postgraduate Medicine, which enlists the support of clinicians and other specialist health workers on the Rock.
Dr Sohail Bhatti qualified in Medicine from Glasgow University in 1985, commencing a clinical career in Scotland and northern England. He subsequently decided that his passion was to prevent illness rather than merely patch people up, and entered training in the specialty of Public Health in 1989. He obtained his MSc in the same subject in 1994 from Manchester University. He became a Member of the Faculty of Public Health in 1997, and was elected Fellow in 2006.

Current Research Projects

Prevalence of COVID-19 and other viruses among the population of Gibraltar

The School of Postgraduate Medicine at the University of Gibraltar is currently engaged in a collaborative research project with the Gibraltar National Museum and the Gibraltar Botanical Gardens, in addition to the Gibraltar Health Authority. Using a random sampling methodology, the research aims to assess the prevalence of COVID-19 and other viruses among the population of Gibraltar. As well as determining whether there is a ‘hidden’ proportion of asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 among Gibraltar’s population, the research also aims to assess whether prevalence matches the predictions of the Director of Public Health’s predictive mathematical models.
The research is being undertaken in close collaboration with the Gibraltar National Museum, the Gibraltar Botanical Gardens and the Gibraltar Health Authority.