Encompassing illnesses and disabilities of infectious and non-infectious (including mental health) origin, the study of chronic diseases and disorders transcends the traditional boundaries of science and medicine. The research supported ranged from biological studies of disease mechanisms through translational work in vaccine and drug development, to health services, social science and environmentally-linked research. Explorations in medical history and the medical humanities were also supported as was work with creative media (e.g. art, music, poetry), contributing valuable new insights into the origins, understandings and impacts of disease.
C2D2 served as an institution-wide 'virtual centre' for coordinating, supporting and maximizing the benefit of this exciting and rich body of inter-disciplinary research. Support was provided through priming new research and translational projects, funding key technical research services (e.g. bioinformatics and tissue-banking) and infrastructure and sponsoring the best early career researchers. An equally important part of C2D2's mission was to maximize the engagement of different publics, both younger and older, with this research.
C2D2 was funded by a Wellcome Trust ‘Institutional Strategic Support Fund’ (ISSF) award, and the University of York. It was led by a Steering Group which was chaired by the Director, Professor Alex Wade and included representation from all the major disciplinary areas as well as the central Research and Enterprise Directorate. The Steering Group also included the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Deborah Smith who is the institutional lead for the ISSF funding and the C2D2 Deputy Director, Dr Sandra Pauletto.
|Professor Alex Wade||Psychology||Director and Chair|
|Dr Sandra Pauletto||Theatre, Film & Television||Deputy Director|
|Professor Deborah Smith||Vice-Chancellor's||ISSF Institutional Lead|
|Professor Kate Pickett||Health Sciences||Health Sciences|
|Professor Michael Brockhurst||Biology||Biomedical Sciences|
|Professor Sarah Nettleton||Sociology||Social Sciences|
|Dr Richard Ogden||Language & Linguistics||Arts & Humanities|
|Dr James Walsh||Research & Enterprise||Business Development|
|Dr Rachel Curwen||Research & Enterprise||Research Development for Health & Life Sciences|
|Dr Philip Kerrigan||C2D2||Administrator, Outreach Coordinator & Secretary
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