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We're setting standards globally through our high quality, internationally renowned research.

Our key strengths

Ethics, sustainability and social responsibility need to be at the forefront of every decision. Our academics are tackling some of the planet’s greatest threats head on. So everything you learn prepares you for taking on the complex challenges of tomorrow. You can read more about our focus areas below.

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It's all about people

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Professor Joy Porter

Professor of Indigenous and Environmental History

Joy is helping to deepen understanding of indigenous history

Professor Porter is a world renowned , interdisciplinary researcher and teacher of indigenous history in relation to the environment, war, modernity, literature and cultures.
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Tim Palmer

Professor Tim Palmer

Hull York Medical School Professor of Cardiovascular Biology

Tim is at the Heart of Improving Cardiovascular Care

Professor Tim Palmer is working towards identifying the novel molecular mechanisms for generating effective therapeutics to manage cardiovascular diseases.
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Jeanette Rotchell

Jeanette Rotchell

Professor of Aquatic Toxicology

Microplastics are no small matter for Jeanette

Jeanette Rotchell's research into the biological effects of environmental contaminants at the molecular level, such as microplastics, has wide-ranging implications for wildlife and human health.
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Professor Mike Elliott

Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences/ Research Professor, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies

Mike’s going with the flow to protect our coasts and estuaries

Mike Elliott is a Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences and was Director of the former Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies. He advised on many environmental matters for academia, industry, government and statutory bodies worldwide.
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Dr Charlotte Dean

Dr. Charlotte Dean

Lecturer in Education/Postdoctoral Researcher

Charlotte is making sure that young voices are heard

A former youth worker, Dr Charlotte Dean devotes her professional life to working with young people. She is at the forefront of embedding Citizen Inquiry (Citizen Science + Inquiry-Based Learning) at the University of Hull.
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Individually. Collectively. Collaboratively

We value the contributions visiting academics make to our research community and are proud to welcome visiting academics from around the world. To be considered for a proposed visit to the University of Hull please complete our International Visiting Academics Application Form.

At the University of Hull we’re proud of the way our people are leading research, knowledge exchange and economic development that’s building a better future for everyone – locally, nationally and internationally. We’re making a real impact. Working with our partners, our ideas, our research, our community. Here’s a flavour of how we are shaping a fairer, brighter, carbon-neutral future.

We aim to create a fairer, brighter, carbon neutral future for all

We are drawing on our areas of strength and collaborating with partners from our region and around the world. Working across the multidisciplinary themes of energy and environment, social justice and responsibility, health, cultural and creative industries, and business and logistics, we will shape socially and environmentally just solutions.

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