The University has a richly-deserved reputation for world-class multi-disciplinary research that drives forward improvements to healthcare and the wellbeing of society as a whole.

An outstanding 87% of the University’s health research was classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the most recent national assessment (REF2014).

Research facilities include our spectacular new £28 million Health Campus, our PET Research Centre and the Daisy Research Laboratories at Hull's Castle Hill Hospital.

The University is establishing an Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR), bringing together expertise in the field.
It will provide research relevant to the local community, taking into account the healthcare needs of the region and ensuring research here in Hull is at the forefront of its field. ICAHR will house a research methods hub, a resource that will provide support for a full range of applied health research including trials, epidemiology and health economics.

It will include the Wolfson Centre for Palliative Care Research which aims to be a global leader in research relevant to the needs of people living with and dying from serious chronic illness.

Key research strengths

The Faculty of Health Sciences will have key research strengths in the following areas.

Hull York Medical School students examining Xrays

Hull York Medical School

Cancer; primary care; palliative care; respiratory medicine; cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology; vascular surgery; biomedical research in haemostasis and thrombosis, and in metabolic aspects of health and disease.

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Mental health nursing

School of Health and Social Work

Maternal and reproductive health; long term conditions; health interventions and behaviour change; health and social care service development and evaluation.

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School of Life Sciences

Pre-clinical and clinical PET imaging; cancer; wound healing; lab on a chip; human information processing (attention and perception, learning and memory, cognitive development); clinical exercise testing and cardiovascular rehabilitation; clinical biomechanics.

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Postgraduate research opportunities

We have a vibrant PhD community and welcome applications from students planning to conduct research in areas of our research strengths. Postgraduate research opportunities can be found on our subject pages:


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Faculty of Health Sciences
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX