The Institute of Health & Society’s main base is the Baddiley-Clark Building, which is adjacent to the main Faculty of Medical Sciences site. The building was completed in 2009 and formally opened by the University’s Chancellor, Sir Liam Donaldson, in April 2011. Thus we have an excellent working environment for academics, researchers and support staff.
In addition to open plan workspaces, the building has meeting rooms of all sizes, ‘breakout’ areas for informal meetings, a staff social area and a dedicated audio-visual room for analysing both audio and video information. ‘The Forum’ cafeteria is based on the ground floor and provides additional informal meeting space as well as high quality food and drink.
Members of IHS also work in several other sites. The Human Nutrition Group and the Clinical Trials Unit are based respectively on the first and fourth floors of the William Leech Building.
Colleagues working on Child Health are based in the Sir James Spence Building in the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the Maternity Surveys’ Office is based on Claremont Road.
Fortunately, all these sites are within reasonable walking distance of the Baddiley-Clark Building and all staff, students and visitors are encouraged to visit or work in the building at any time and of course, to use all the available facilities.