Centre for Health Histories

Organization profile

The Centre has particular strengths in the areas of Hospital History, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities and Child Health. In the last three years we have received funding for our research from the Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Board and  the AHRC and we partnered the Thackray Medical Museum in their successful bid to the Arts Council  for a grant to develop three new galleries related to war and medicine. We have developed effective partnerships with South Yorkshire Mental Health Trust – where Rob Ellis holds a Visiting Fellowship – the Thackray Medical Museum, Mind and Leeds City Museums. Our work in the area of mental health and learning disabilities has been supported by the AHRC Connected Communities strand

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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