Research and innovation

The Centre for Global Health Histories

Our mission is to enhance the understanding of the history of health, to aid global, public health and medical communities to respond to the challenges of the present to shape a healthier future.

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Our research

As a large and diverse School, our academic expertise is broad and we are committed to active research across a range of specialist areas.

Our personal tutor and peer mentoring schemes, as well as our regular seminar series and events, encourage active engagement with research from both staff and students across the School. We take a collaborative approach to research and work closely with partners including other academic schools as well as external organisations, making use of the rich resources on hand in Leeds, both at the university and in the wider area. 

We are also part of a number of affiliated research groups, working closely with other Schools across the University.

Our research is clustered into six over-arching themes bringing together a variety of research projects.

The Empires and Aftermath research cluster examines the force and scope of imperialism around the world.

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The Health Histories research group examines the social and cultural history of health and medicine.

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From historic conflicts to modern-day national security, the War Studies research cluster examines issues relating to global war and peace across history.

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The Politics, Diplomacy and International History cluster brings together researchers with a shared interest in international affairs.

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In GLAM we work with external partners in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums sectors.

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The Women, Gender, and Sexuality research group looks at society’s construction of gender across historic periods and global geographies

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