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The Connective Tissue

The 'Connective Tissue' is a team of specialist support staff with skills in research partnerships and stakeholder engagement, creative facilitation, digital development and communications.

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The Connective Tissue

The Connective Tissue supports the Labs and Sites and delivers learning opportunities to Discovery Research Platform staff to expand and build capacity in the medical humanities field.


Research and Engagement Unit

Cross-sector engagement and the development of new collaborative research proposals are a core focus of the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities.
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Digital Development & Communications Unit

Expanding the medical humanities through the use of digital tools, research methods and field-building communications.
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Creative Facilitation Unit

Using creative, experimental and arts-based approaches to bring diverse groups of people together to collaborate, take risks and form meaningful connections.
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Our Sites

Our work spans three physical sites: The DeepEnd (St Anthony's Health Centre), The WellSpring (Recovery College Collective) and The Festival (Edinburgh International Book Festival).

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Get In Touch

For general enquiries, please contact us by email.

Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities

Institute for Medical Humanities
Durham University

Confluence Building
Lower Mountjoy
Stockton Road

T. +44(0)191 334 8277