Our research is transforming lives

We are committed to making a real and lasting difference to people’s lives. Our world-leading experts are advancing improvements in healthcare – diagnosis, treatment and care – transforming the lives of patients in the local region and beyond. 

A partnership for people who want to make a difference

Our unique partnership brings together the expertise of both the Universities of Hull and York and offers a thriving environment in which to conduct world leading research. The strong partnerships we have with our NHS Trusts and community health organisations offer a wide clinical base within which to study those conditions which most affect our communities - improving their health while developing research work that can be applied nationally and globally. 

At Hull, our research is transforming the lives of those patients with life limiting conditions with the recently opened £2.4 million Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre at the University of Hull providing a home to our world leading research in this area. Our researchers are also impacting the way cancer is diagnosed, understood and treated at a local and national level – encouraging early diagnosis and reducing inequalities in access to treatment.

At York, our researchers have a global reputation for their work. From scientific discoveries that underpin the development, diagnosis and treatment of the world’s most aggressive diseases, to mental health research which addresses the needs of a wider variety of patients and helps to identify, treat and support them, this work is casting new light and impacting global public health.

Spotlight on our world-leading research and its impact