Centre for Health and Population Sciences

The Centre for Health and Population Sciences brings together expertise to address issues related to population health and healthcare. It includes researchers from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York,SEDA at the University of Hull and from other groupings, including the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hull, the Centre for Reviews at Dissemination at the University of York and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York

The centre is multidisciplinary, both in terms of professional background and research expertise, specialising in clinical trials, epidemiology, health economics, health services research, medicine and psychology. 

Research covers a broad range of topics including: cancer epidemiology; communication and decision-making; mental health; neonatal and infant nutrition; palliative medicine; public health; and primary care. 

The principal aims of the centre are:

  • To undertake research that improves health and healthcare through the development of rigorous research evidence and its application in policy and practice
  • To harness strengths within Hull York Medical School and related departments to foster collaborative research to improve health and health care 
  • To contribute to the design and delivery of high quality evidence based teaching and training programmes in Hull York Medical School and partner departments in the Universities of Hull and York

Doctoral and Masters Research Students

Postgraduate Teaching 

The Centre for Health and Population Sciences offers postgraduate training opportunities at both PhD and MD level in the areas of our expertise. In addition to specific skills developed during the research project, we ensure that a range of generic cross-disciplinary skills are developed through a postgraduate training scheme. Studentships within the Centre for Health and Population Sciences are available on a regular basis, adverts for which will appear on this website and on the main Hull York Medical School website.

We encourage any individuals interested in pursuing higher research degrees within the Centre for Health and Population Sciences to contact us directly. Informal contact can be made with potential project supervisors or through Sandi Newby or Claire Ward who will forward your details onto the appropriate supervisor. Members of the centre also contribute to the taught MPH and MSc programmes run by the Department of Health Sciences. In addition there is an option under the Hull York Medical School regulations to undertake an MSc by research. This is often the option chosen by Academic Training Fellows, but is available to others.

Undergraduate Teaching 

Members of the centre are actively involved in teaching the students of Hull York Medical School and run a number of Scholarship and Special Interest Programmes (SSIPs). We make significant contributions to the design, delivery, assessment and management of the medical curriculum.