About us

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What we do

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS) is a multidisciplinary institute that delivers applied health research alongside undergraduate, intercalated, postgraduate and professional development programmes aimed at improving health and health care, both nationally and internationally.

The Institute has partnerships with a wide range of organisations and institutions in the UK and overseas, from the National Health Service (NHS) to the World Health Organization (WHO). Our partnerships ensure that research and policy are integrated with practice and professional development. To find out more about our consultancy services and what we can do for you, please get in touch to discuss working with us.

We have a well-established reputation for the successful delivery of major research projects in applied health that have a significant impact on health policy and practice in the UK and abroad, and on the health of individuals and populations.

Our work is focussed in the following areas:

Who we are


Institute Director
Professor Jane Nixon

Our academic staff form a multidisciplinary skill base that allows us to bring an exceptional range of expertise to research questions which cut across disease or topic areas and geographical locations. Many of our staff are currently working remotely due to the pandemic, if you wish to contact us about study opportunities, please see the details below. 

Contact us

For postgraduate taught course admissions please contact:
Email: lihs-admissions@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 0806

For research enquiries, including postgraduate research opportunities, please contact:
Email: lihs-research@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 0819

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Level 10, Worsley Building
Clarendon Way

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