Institute of Health & Society



We have an excellent working environment for academics, researchers and support staff.

We're located the Baddiley-Clark Building, adjacent to the main Faculty of Medical Sciences site. 

The purpose-built Baddiley-Clark building was completed in 2009. It was formally opened by the University’s Chancellor, Sir Liam Donaldson, in April 2011.

The building has:

  • open-plan work spaces
  • meeting rooms of all sizes
  • breakout areas for informal meetings
  • a staff social area
  • a dedicated audio-visual room
  • a cafeteria, The Forum, which also provides informal meeting space

Members of the Institute also work at several other sites.  The Human Nutrition Group and the Clinical Trials Unit are based in the William Leech Building.

Colleagues working on Child Health are based in the Sir James Spence Building in the Royal Victoria Infirmary. The Maternity Surveys Office is based on Claremont Road. 

Research facilities

The Institute includes the NIHR's Research Design Service North East (RDSNE). The RDSNE provides methodological and practical support to academics and practitioners applying for national peer-reviewed research funding

The Institute is also home to the UKCRC registered Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU). The NCTU supports the design, conduct and analysis of randomised controlled trials and other high quality studies.