York is an international leader in health economics. Health science strength ranges from basic science through to the applied health sciences, with deep expertise in public and mental health.


Centres and Institutions

Hull York Medical School:

The Hull York Medical School is a partnership between the Universities of Hull and York, with newly-equipped teaching and learning facilities on the main campuses of both universities.

University of York:

A leading university with a reputation as an academic powerhouse with a clear focus on excellence.

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN):

Y&H AHSN is focused on adopting and spreading proven innovation, research and evidence at pace and scale – improving clinical outcomes through driving behaviour change, building collaboration and encouraging enterprise and investment.

Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC):

A collaboration to put research into clinical practice.

York Bioscience Technology Facility:

With over £8m of capital equipment, 2000m² of laboratories and 19 expert staff, this purpose-built centre of excellence provides access to state-of-the-art bioscience technologies for external academic laboratories and commercial business users.

York NeuroImaging Centre (YNiC):

YNiC has become the hub of a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding structural, chemical, functional and theoretical aspects of neuronal mechanisms.

York Centre for Health Economics:

CHE is a world renowned institute that produces policy relevant research and innovative methods that advance the use of health economics to improve population health.

National Centre for Hyperpolarised MRI:

A new £6.8m centre based across the Universities of Leeds and York will aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from cancer, heart disease and musculoskeletal diseases.

Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN):

Carries out routine linkage of diagnostic and prognostic data to information on outcome and treatment into haematological cancer.

York Health Economics Consortium:

This provides consultancy and research in health economics to the NHS and the pharmaceutical and health care industries. It combines rigorous research standards with efficient project delivery.

York Trials Unit:

York Trials Unit provides support and academic leadership for rigorous trial design, from a single service, such as telephone randomisation, through to all aspects of trial management via its research team.

The Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII):

The CII conducts research ranging from fundamental studies on the pathogenesis of infectious and non-infectious disease through to first-in-human clinical studies.

Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2):

C2D2 is an institution-wide 'virtual centre' for coordinating, promoting, supporting and maximising the benefit of interdisciplinary research and research-linked activities in the area of chronic diseases and disorders.

York Computational Immunology Lab (YCIL):

Combining the insight and knowledge of immunologists, engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians, the YCIL investigates complex immune processes through computer simulations.

Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (CHyM):

Research within CHyM focuses on the development and application of hyperpolarisation techniques for use in NMR and MRI.

Biological Physical Sciences Institute (BPSI):

The BPSI serves to stimulate and fund exciting new collaborative activities at the cutting-edge interface between the physical and life sciences.

York Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL):

YSBL looks at the fundamental chemical bases for biological and biochemical processes, the use of small molecules to probe cellular biology and software and methods development.

York Plasma Institute (YPI):

The York Plasma Institute brings together plasma scientists across a broad range of areas.

York JEOL Nanocentre:

The Nanocentre is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre.


Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust:

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals employ around 8,000 staff and welcome around one million patients through their doors every year.

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