Clinical Sciences Centre

The Clinical Sciences Centre brings together scientists, academic and clinical researchers and healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines to address some of the major challenges in clinical medicine.

A partnership between Hull York Medical School and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, we work in collaboration – sharing knowledge and expertise and working with patients to understand the impact of disease on their daily lives – and developing new interventions and treatments to improve the diagnosis treatment and care of their conditions.

Healthcare is evolving rapidly in response to the fact that the population is growing, people are living longer and in light of evolving healthcare needs such as the increased prevalence of long-term health conditions and multimorbidity. In response, we are addressing some of the major challenges in clinical medicine including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, vascular disease and associated therapies, and cancer.


Interdisciplinary research themes

Our interdisciplinary research is carried out by both individual clinical and academic researchers and groups. We aim to integrate multiple disciplines to advance fundamental understanding of the biggest challenges in clinical medicine. Our interdisciplinary themes include:

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Our clinical and academic researchers, in collaboration with the University of Hull, are at the forefront of research to reduce inequalities and improve outcomes for patients with cancer.

Our cancer research

Diabetes management
Diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism

Our clinical and academic researchers specialise in diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic bone health, cardiovascular disease, and dietetics and nutrition.

Our diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism research

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Our clinical and academic researchers are at the forefront of research into respiratory diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Idipathic pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis.

Our respiratory research


Our clinical and academic researchers are at the forefront of developments in surgical wound healing, peripheral arterial disease and the management of varicose veins.

Our vascular research

Cross-cutting research capabilities

We have access to a wealth of facilities and services across our sites, including at the University of Hull and Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary, part of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Our research impact on patient outcomes and care

Clinical research in the Centre builds on expertise across Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull and the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Our work is multidisciplinary and spans clinical trials, behavioural research and translational research. We collaborative with and draw on the expertise of researchers and groups across Hull York Medical School, including the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, the Biomedical Institute for Multimorbidity, and the Cancer Awareness, Screening and Diagnositic Pathways Research Group.

Some of our current projects include:

Our research output

Our collaborative research output is vast, with our findings demonstrate clear benefits to patients. Many of our findings have been used to inform and develop guidelines and policy for the treatment of diseases.

Our research outputs (WORKTRIBE)