My overall impression is that C2D2 is a major global player in chronic disease and disorders with both breadth and depth in tackling some globally significant problems with some strong partnerships.
Nicola Spence, former Chief Executive, Science City York
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. Our research ranges 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 are equally represented as is work with creative media (e.g. art, music, poetry), both contributing valuable new insights into the origins, understandings and impacts of disease.
C2D2 is an institution-wide 'virtual centre' for coordinating, supporting and maximizing the benefit of this exciting and rich body of inter-disciplinary research. This support is 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 is to maximize the engagement of different publics, both younger and older, with this research.
C2D2 is supported by a Wellcome Trust ‘Institutional Strategic Support Fund’ (ISSF) award, and the University of York. C2D2 is led by a Steering Group which is chaired by the Director, Professor Alex Wade and has representation from all the major disciplinary areas as well as the central Research and Enterprise Directorate. The Steering Group also includes 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.
The Steering Group is responsible for deciding the strategic direction of the Centre, for discussing new ventures and partnerships, and for making decisions on applications for funding. The C2D2 Administrator, Dr Philip Kerrigan, is tasked with implementing the objectives set by the Steering Group, with monitoring and reporting on progress, and with taking a lead role in promoting C2D2 both internally and externally. He acts under the guidance and leadership of the Director and Deputy Director who together ensure that the strategic objectives of the Centre are effectively realised.
|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 & Entrprise||Research Development for Health & Life Sciences|
|Dr Philip Kerrigan||C2D2||Administrator, Outreach Coordinator & Secretary|
Our strategy for success is driven forward by investment in four key areas:
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