Centre for Health and Population Sciences

The Centre for Health and Population Sciences brings together Hull York Medical School staff with expertise to address issues related to population health and healthcare.

It includes researchers from:

Research covers a broad range of topics including: statistics, epidemiology; adult and child mental health; evidence based practice, patient safety; global 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 University of York


Academic and research staff

Professional support staff

  • Sandi Newby - Centre Administrator - Centre for Health and Population Sciences
Postgraduate study opportunities

Postgraduate research opportunities

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 are advertised on the postgraduate funded opportunities page.

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 Ali Waring who will forward your details onto the appropriate supervisor.

Postgraduate taught opportunities

Members of the centre also contribute to the taught MPH and MSc programmes run by the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. 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. We make significant contributions to the design, delivery, assessment and management of the medical curriculum.