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The Centre for the Humanities and Health

the human dimensions of healthcare

The Centre for the Humanities and Health (CHH) is a UK leader in the Health Humanities, dedicated to researching the cultural meaning and lived experiences of wellbeing and illness through humanities and creative arts scholarship and practices. CHH is interested in investigating the roles patient experiences play in cultural and medical discourses and how they are valued or disregarded as forms of evidence and expertise contributing to medical and scientific knowledge. CHH aims to: 

  • raise academic and public awareness of the Health Humanities as a locus of research, reflection and teaching on health, wellbeing and illness
  • revalorise subjectivity in healthcare practices and scholarship
  • engage with healthcare services, researchers and patient organisations
  • provide training at masters, PhD, and postdoctoral levels for humanities, medical, nursing and science students.

Our partners

London School of Economics LSE logo

London School of Economics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

University of Lisbon logo

University of Lisbon

University of Paris logo

University of Paris

Group leads


Neil Vickers

Professor of English Literature & the Health Humanities


Patrick ffrench

Professor of French

Contact us

Mailing list: Join the CHH Mailing list.

Visit our Health and Humanities Blog

Twitter: @Med_Humanities

Facebook: @chhmedhums