Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds

The Faculty comprises four health-related schools – Medicine, Dentistry, Healthcare and Psychology overseeing over 1,200 University staff and more than 5,000 students. Our mission as a leading biomedical and health service research campus is to deliver educational and research excellence that impacts on human health and wealth.

We achieve this through our School's vital strategic plans working alongside research strength across the University - notably in physical-mathematical sciences, digital/computation, bio-engineering and biosciences.

Together we deliver a truly immersive and trans-disciplinary approach to tackling real world health challenges, and deliver an outstanding education with technology and innovation at its core.

Partnerships are crucial to our success, particularly those with the NHS. Although our principal partner is one of the largest hospitals in the UK – Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - we work closely with a host of primary, secondary, community and mental health trusts across the Leeds City Region West Yorkshire landscape notably our partners at Bradford. This is achieved through joint academic appointments and honorary contracts, shared research strategies and infrastructure and a variety of student placements and post-graduate taught programmes.

We host the Leeds Academic health partnership – a unique consortium bringing together Universities, NHS Trusts across England’s 3rd largest city together with the City Council to maximise opportunities afforded by the scale and simplicity of the Leeds health ecosystem. We actively participate in the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and the Northern Health Science Alliance where we help drive innovation and health-digital technologies across the Region and North of England.

In partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the Faculty hosts the NIHR Clinical Research Network Co-ordinating Centre that oversees and manages around 700,000 NHS patients involved in clinical trials across England.

Mark Kearney, Interim Executive Dean and British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Research