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Research Projects

In addition to the research we are developing under our strands, we host or support these research projects.

Life of Breath

(2015-2020) Collaboration with University of Bristol, Funded by Wellcome
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Hearing the Voice

(2012-2022) Funded by Wellcome
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Threshold Worlds

(2020-2021) Funded by Institute for Advanced Study and Institute for Medical Humanities
Threshold Worlds

Thinking Through Things

(2019-2021) Funded by Wellcome

Weathered Lives

Funded by Wellcome

Epistemology and post-Covid

Led by Linköping University and funded by Swedish Research Council.

Find us

We are based in the Caedmon Building on the Hild Bede College Site off Leazes Road. 

By car: Leave the A1(M) at the junction with the A690 and follow the signs for Durham city centre. At the first roundabout take the second exit (signposted College of St Hild & St Bede and dead end). Follow the road straight down the hill to the Lower Car Park (Visitor’s Car Park). You do not need a permit but should put a note on the windscreen that you are visiting the Institute for Medical Humanities. 

By train: From Durham train station, take a taxi (ask for Hild Bede College) or walk (head towards the cathedral then follow the directions below, approx. 20 minutes). 

On foot: There are many routes you could take, but the most pleasant is to follow the riverside path east from Durham city centre. Follow the signs for the cycle path 14/70 to Sherburn/Sunderland. Just in front of the Hild Bede Boat Club (HBBC) shed turn left, go through the gate and follow the path up. The second set of steps brings you to a covered walkway between two buildings. IMH is on your right. 

NB: Sat nav will bring you to the right site, but not necessarily the right building. To get right to our door use the navigation app What3Words and the location ///crisis.stages.stay

Get in touch

For general enquiries, please contact us by email.

Institute for Medical Humanities

Durham University

Caedmon Building

Leazes Road



T. +44 (0)191 334 8277