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Professor awarded honorary distinction from the American Psychiatric Association

Posted on Wednesday 1 February 2023

Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis has been awarded the honorary distinction International Distinguished Fellow by the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Researchers assess value of intervention programme designed to tackle obesity in children

Posted on Tuesday 31 January 2023

The University of York is leading a national project to assess the value of a community-based intervention programme aimed at reducing obesity rates in preschool children.

New research reveals role faith institutions play in promoting good health

Posted on Friday 27 January 2023

Faith institutions, such as churches and mosques, can support people to maintain healthy blood pressure and avoid hypertension through education and awareness, the results of a new study have revealed.

Children in the North most vulnerable to cost of living crisis

Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2023

A new report, co-authored by a University of York academic, has warned that children living in the North of England are among the most vulnerable to rising living costs.

GPs faced pressure of workload, personal risk and public scrutiny during Covid-19, study reveals

Posted on Thursday 19 January 2023

GPs felt under-resourced, under-valued and worried about widening health inequalities during the pandemic, new research shows.

Aged 95 plus, but don’t wrap us in cotton wool

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2023

People aged 95 and over still want to be part of society and enjoy a level of independence, despite having a more limited interaction with the world, a new study shows.

People with Long Covid face barriers in accessing healthcare services, study finds

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2023

People living with Long Covid (LC) say they face significant barriers in accessing healthcare services, leaving many with a feeling of hopelessness and neglect, a new study has revealed.

Department's academic awarded OBE in New Year’s honours

Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2023

Professor Kate Pickett has been awarded an OBE for Services to Societal Equality in the New Year’s Honours list.

Department presented with Athena Swan silver award

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Health Sciences has received an Athena SWAN Silver award.

More work needed to help people access mental health support

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2022

A new study by researchers at the University of York suggests that a substantial number of people with common mental health problems in England may go untreated.

Digital divide poses exclusion risk for people with mental illness

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2022

A stark digital skills deficit among people with severe mental illness means they struggle to access key services which are increasingly online.

Voucher scheme effective at halting smoking in pregnancy

Posted on Monday 24 October 2022

A new study has shown that a high street voucher scheme is an effective way to help women stop smoking during pregnancy.

Universities work together to understand the causes and effects of health inequality

Posted on Friday 21 October 2022

The Universities of York and Bradford are to conduct in-depth research into the causes and consequences of health inequality as part of a major new health research project.

York cancer research to benefit from major NIHR grant

Posted on Friday 14 October 2022

Haematology research at York will receive a huge boost following a multimillion pound funding announcement from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

Institute of Mental Health Research launches at University of York

Posted on Monday 10 October 2022

The University of York has launched a new Institute of Mental Health Research aimed at reducing the number of people affected by mental ill-health and its impact on individuals, families and health services.

Bold new income strategy could help tackle mental health crisis among young people

Posted on Monday 10 October 2022

Researchers at the University of York played a key role in a major new study which suggests that Universal Basic Income could help to reverse the epidemic of mental health problems among young people in the UK.

New biobank to boost research into children and young people’s cancers

Posted on Tuesday 27 September 2022

The Universities of York and Newcastle have joined forces with two leading cancer charities to create a new biobank which will provide vital resources for researchers working to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in children and young people.

Midwifery and General Nursing at York placed in UK top ten by Guardian University Guide 2023

Posted on Monday 26 September 2022

York's department of Health Sciences placed in UK top ten by Guardian University Guide 2023

National Student Survey 2022

Posted on Friday 8 July 2022

We’re delighted to have some of the happiest Mental Health Nursing students in the UK.

Award for Martin House research team

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2022

Researchers at the University’s Martin House Research Centre (MHRC) have won an award recognising their commitment to involving children and their families in the design and delivery of research projects.

Department of Health Sciences ranked 6th in the UK for research excellence

Posted on Friday 20 May 2022

York's Department of Health Sciences is the 6th strongest department in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

Researchers highlight crisis in dental care for people with severe mental illness

Posted on Friday 20 May 2022

People with severe mental illnesses are falling through the cracks when it comes to oral health care, according to new research.

PhD student selected to become a Cumberland Lodge Fellow

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2022

PhD student Nicola O’Donnell has been selected as one of nine UK PhD students to become a Cumberland Lodge Fellow for 2022-24.

Massive expansion of regional health database to help researchers unlock new insights into blood cancers

Posted on Friday 6 May 2022

Researchers at the University of York have expanded a unique regional cancer database, which will help clinicians understand more about conditions such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

COVID-19 has left GPs struggling around the world, new study shows

Posted on Tuesday 29 March 2022

The pandemic left many GPs around the world feeling depressed, anxious and in some cases burned out, a review of global studies has revealed.

New research suggests newly bereaved parents need extended time with their children

Posted on Tuesday 25 January 2022

New research has found that allowing newly bereaved parents to have extended time with their baby or child is highly valued and has lasting impacts.

Grace Speaks up for Food Security in UKRI final

Posted on Thursday 11 November 2021

Health Sciences post-doctoral researcher Grace Gardner was a finalist in the prestigious ‘Speak up for Food Security’ research storytelling competition in October.

£1.4m study to improve children’s language and communication skills

Posted on Wednesday 10 November 2021

A pioneering study led by University of Bedfordshire to support children with language and communication needs – in collaboration with the Universities of Essex, York and the Open University – has just received £1.4m funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a new strand of the ‘E-PLAYS’ project.

Department nominated for national award

Posted on Monday 1 November 2021

Department shortlisted for Best Student Experience at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2021.

Nature-based activities can improve mood and reduce anxiety, new study shows

Posted on Tuesday 26 October 2021

New study shows outdoor activities in groups are the most beneficial for mental health

Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis wins award for study of diabetes psychology

Posted on Friday 22 October 2021

The PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) presented Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis with the PSAD Mid/Senior Career Researcher Science Award 2021 in the domain of diabetes psychology.

New studentship at York to support FDA regulatory science

Posted on Tuesday 12 October 2021

The University of York is part of a consortium that has won a $2 million research contract from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve Covid-19 models.

James Lind Alliance

Posted on Wednesday 29 September 2021

James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership identifies research priorities for symptoms not yet medically understood.

Top 10 in the Times 2022

Posted on Monday 20 September 2021

Department of Health Sciences maintains its place in the UK top 10.

Guardian University Guide 2022

Posted on Monday 13 September 2021

Department of Health Sciences maintains its place in the UK top 10

Male frontline NHS workers to be offered support from mental health programme designed by York researchers

Posted on Monday 6 September 2021

Male NHS frontline workers - particularly those who have experienced emotional and mental health problems due to Covid - will be offered support in a new project being developed by the University of York.

New research will assess the impact of Universal Basic Income on young people’s health

Posted on Monday 9 August 2021

With current 14 to 24 year old's possibly the most vulnerable to mental health issues since WWII, York researchers will explore new ways to support their wellbeing.

Have cats become more affectionate in lockdown? New research shows the impact of the pandemic on pets

Posted on Tuesday 29 June 2021

Researchers looking at the impact of the pandemic on pets have discovered a higher proportion of cat owners reporting their companion was more affectionate during lockdown.

£1.7m grant funds world-first e-cigarette trial to help homeless quit smoking 

Posted on Monday 14 June 2021

Academics from the University of York are part of a major £1.7m research collaboration looking into whether e-cigarettes can help people experiencing homelessness quit smoking.

Department of Health Sciences maintains its place in the UK top 10

Posted on Wednesday 9 June 2021

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for studying nursing and midwifery. The Department's courses are ranked 7th in the subject of Nursing in the Complete University Guide 2022.

New paper sets out mental health research goals for the next decade

Posted on Friday 14 May 2021

Researchers from the Universities of York, Oxford, Cambridge and King's College London have co-authored a report commissioned by the Chief Medical Officer for England, outlining the future direction for mental health research.

Researchers call for improvements to Universal Credit to better support mental health

Posted on Thursday 13 May 2021

Antidepressant use has gone up in places where more people have moved on to Universal Credit, a new study has shown.

Pandemic deepens health inequalities for mental health patients

Posted on Tuesday 4 May 2021

A study at the University of York suggests that health inequalities have been made worse during the pandemic for people who use mental health services.

Families have high awareness of healthy eating but low income means many struggle to access good food

Posted on Tuesday 2 March 2021

Low-income families have a high awareness of healthy diets but can’t afford good quality and nutritious food, new research shows.

Department appoints two new ground-breaking Nursing Clinical Academic Teaching Fellows

Posted on Saturday 30 January 2021

Alumni join the Department as Clinical Academic Teaching Fellow (Nursing) a innovative joint appointment between the Department of Health Sciences and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Social media study reveals diabetics’ fear of disrupted insulin supplies because of Brexit

Posted on Thursday 28 January 2021

Diabetics living in the UK worry about disruption to insulin supplies as a result of Brexit, new research shows.

NHS advised to recommend ultra-grip shoes to reduce staff injuries

Posted on Friday 22 January 2021

Researchers at the University of York have shown that wearing Health and Safety Executive (HSE) rated ultra-grip shoes could reduce injury to NHS staff if they were to be made a recommended part of the uniform.

Local NHS and University partnership continues to improve the student experience

Posted on Monday 30 November 2020

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating the success of being ranked as one of the most highly regarded places in the UK to study to become a Registered Nurse

New research on electronic cigarettes to help smokers with mental health problems quit and reduce harm

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2020

Academics from the University of York and University College London are to lead a major new trial, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, to establish whether integrating the offer of a vaping starter kit to mental health patients who smoke helps increase the number who quit successfully. The cost-effectiveness of this approach will also be analysed.

Mental health partnership helps University to continue to improve the student experience

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2020

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust have been instrumental in assisting the University to become one of the most highly regarded places in the UK to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse.