Find out how we're tackling global challenges

Exploring the consequences of tobacco use from end to end

Researchers Professor Kamran Siddiqi and Omara Dogar are exploring the consequences of tobacco use in the Global South for manufacturers, governments and users.

Training the next generation of South African nuclear scientists

Professor David Jenkins is inspiring young nuclear physicists in South Africa, and working to develop new research facilities there.

The political context of health in Malawi

Researcher Alan Msosa is supporting healthcare and resource allocation in southern and east Africa.

The art of activism

PhD student Ruth Kelly uses the arts to help global activists re-tell familiar tales of protest in different ways. 

Tackling a tropical disease

Postdoctoral Research Associate Juliana Brambilla Carnielli Trindade is part of a world-leading team at York exploring drug treatments for Leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease.

From rice straw to resource

Researcher Duong Nguyen is investigating ways to convert waste straw left over from the Asian rice harvest into animal feed or fuel.

The value of global giving

Researcher Arun Kumar is studying the culture and practices of global philanthropy to help understand the motivations for philanthropic giving today.