The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR)



Partners and collaborators

Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York, Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University, The Centre for Health, Medical and Environmental Humanities, University of Liverpool , School Of Critical Studies, University Of Glasgow, Medical Humanities Sheffield, University of Sheffield , Medical Humanities Research Network, University of Edinburgh, Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Aberdeen , Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, Department of English Literature, Linguistics and Creative Writing, Northumbria University, Institute of Humanities and social sciences research, Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of English, Newcastle University, Coma And Disorders Of Consciousness Research Centre, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester


The Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) is an interdisciplinary group which acts as a hub for academic researchers in the medical humanities as well as practitioners, artists and others who may wish to collaborate.

The Network is led by medical humanities researchers at the University of York, Liverpool University, Durham University, the University of Leeds, Glasgow University, Sheffield University, Northumbria University, the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Newcastle University. We are supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust.

The purpose of the NNMHR is:

  • To provide networking opportunities with established and developing medical humanities centres in the northern region;
  • To assist with establishing and developing the research identity of the field;
  • To develop new researchers in the field at postgraduate and post-doctoral level;
  • To provide a public-facing identity for research-based medical humanities for practitioners, artists and others who may wish to collaborate;
  • To allow for sharing and dissemination of information about resources and facilities, especially archives and museums, outside the London areas.

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