Health and wellbeing

Our global reputation is built on excellent research that begins with understanding the fundamental underpinnings of health and disease. We draw on a wide range of academic skills and disciplines, working together to discover, refine and apply new interventions to improve health and wellbeing.

Research topics

Focus areas

Mental health

In the UK, up to one in four adults and one in ten children will experience a mental health problem each year. Our mental health research explores the causes of this growing epidemic and casts new light on the links between mental and physical health.

Featured research

Theme champion

Professor Karen Bloor, research champion for Health and Wellbeing

Karen Bloor is Professor of Health Economics and Policy in the Department of Health Sciences where she works on research relating to the financing and delivery of health care, particularly aspects of the health care workforce.

Read more about Professor Bloor's vision for Health and Wellbeing

Research Champion Leaflet: Health and wellbeing (PDF  , 186kb)

research-champions@york.ac.uk