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Welcome to the Institute for Medical Humanities

We conduct interdisciplinary research into what we call 'hidden experience' and investigate experiences of health and illness which are marginalised, difficult, unspeakable, unacknowledged, or invisible. Our aim is to transform knowledge within and beyond the critical medical humanities, improve health policy and practice, and benefit the lives of communities and individuals.
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New report on Creative Facilitation: Transforming approaches to interdisciplinary research

New report commissioned by Durham's Institute for Medical Humanities exploring Creative Facilitation, an approach used at IMH to sustain and enhance interdisciplinary and cross-sector working.

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New report on barriers to medical humanities research

New report commissioned by Durham's Institute for Medical Humanities exploring the barriers faced by researchers in medical humanities and opportunities for the field to thrive in the future.

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New postgraduate medical humanities courses

IMH is proud to announce a new suite of postgraduate programmes in Medical Humanities

IMH is proud to announce a new suite of postgraduate programmes in Medical Humanities. This interdisciplinary programme introduces students to a variety of different disciplinary perspectives and methodologies for studying health and wellbeing. The courses are designed to be accessible and meet diverse student needs with options taken part-time or full-time, as distance learning or in-person, and as a diploma or Masters. An IMH Masters scholarship is also available for ethnic minority students.
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Get in touch

For general enquiries, please contact us by email.

Institute for Medical Humanities

Durham University

Caedmon Building

Leazes Road

Durham

DH1 1SZ

T. +44 (0)191 334 8277

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