The CHH benefits from a strong, supportive research culture that is fostered through multiple networks that engage and contribute to the study of health and history. Our community includes partnerships with sponsors and networks that benefits from full access to library and Heritage Quay archives, while our postgraduate students contribute fully through regular seminars and events that underpin to our vibrant ongoing health history research.

Our partnerships with external stakeholders, including community partners, contribute to our rich research environment. These partnerships allow our research to attract diverse funding and foster collaborations across a wide community that is both interdisciplinary and international. Past and current partners include the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, New Vic Borderlands, Hull History Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital League of Nurses, Westminster Archives (London), La Consociazione Nazionale delle Associazioni Infermiere/I (Italy), the Smithsonian Institutions, USA, and the Florence Nightingale Instituut (Netherlands).

Colleagues in the CHH are involved in a number of professional organisations and activities at the heart of health history in the UK and internationally. Prof Christine Hallett is Chair of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, and President of the European Association for the History of Nursing. Prof Barry Doyle is a committee member of the International Network for the History of Hospitals and recently co-organised their conference in Barcelona on the theme of Travel and the Hospital. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Social History of Medicine and has reviewed articles for SHM, Medical History and Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Dr Rebecca Gill is a member of the Humanitarian Histories Network and has contributed to the Workers Education Association. Dr Lindsey Dodd is on the Editorial Board of Oral History and actively contributes to its biannual production process. Dr Rob Ellis has also developed strong partnerships with the Thackray Medical Museum, St. Anne’s Community Services and Leeds Mencap.

A vibrant community of research students actively contribute to our ongoing research into health history. Many postgraduate students promote their research through seminars and consistent contributions to wider networks, such as the Society for the Social History of Medicine, UK Association for the History of Nursing, and European Association for the History of Nursing. Postgraduate students also benefit from training in research data management as well as open access to our library and Heritage Quay archives. For a full list of current research students associated to the CHH, please see here.