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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
Hearing the voice logo

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

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