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Our research

Recognised internationally for leading high-quality health and social care research that is influencing policy and practice.

Our research is truly interdisciplinary and strongly aligns with major national and international health challenges across an increasing life-course.

It leads to greater innovation in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of health conditions whilst seeking to maximise health care resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Every aspect of our research environment is “world-leading”

Research Excellence Framework, 2014

Ranked 7th in the UK for our research in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care

Times Higher Education’s ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research strengths

We conduct research within our six core research groups. Our researchers work together to maintain the best possible environment to nurture research excellence.

We work in multidisciplinary teams, alongside patients and the public, and use a mix of research approaches to deliver methodologically rigorous and meaningful programmes of research.

Impact and engagement

Generating research impact is a routine part of what we do - from the early design phase through to the completion and translation of our research.

Highlights

Our research - an overview

The Department of Health Sciences at the University of York is a large, multi-disciplinary and multi-professional department with over 130 active research staff including clinical academics in public health, primary care and mental health, all supported by a highly experienced administration team.

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University research themes

We collaborate across the University's research themes – areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. We have particularly strong partnerships within three themes:

Patient and Public Involvement

We’re committed to involving members of the public in the creation, delivery and evaluation of health professional education in the department, and we’re equally committed to being transparent in how we do this.

Find out more about our commitment to Public and Patient Involvement (PPI), and how you can get involved in our research.

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Publications

Search for research and browse publications in the York Research Database.

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Research degrees

Push the boundaries of knowledge in our supportive and stimulating environment.

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News and Events

Keep up to date with our latest research findings and see what events we’re hosting.

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Our staff

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