Faculty of Health Sciences Research

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.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a successful and innovative research environment – an outstanding 87% of the University’s health research was classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the most recent UK national assessment (REF2014).

Our research encompasses work at the laboratory bench through to the health of populations - ranging from ‘lab on a chip’ through to end of life care and from sports excellence through to managing chronic illnesses.

Our world-leading research hub, the Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR), brings together a range of specialist research groups to make a real difference to the health of our region and beyond.

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.

We conduct research that demonstrates internationally excellent outputs with sustained impact on health in its widest form. Our research is truly inter-disciplinary and always has the patient, public or service user at its heart. 

Research areas

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

Health and Social Work

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


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.

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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From liquid crystal displays to bone density scanners and beyond, we've always been at the cutting-edge of research.

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