Charles Thackrah building in the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

As the Dean, I am very proud to hold a leadership role in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds. As a research-intensive international University with a strong, enduring reputation we strive to create, advance and disseminate knowledge, develop outstanding graduates and scholars, nurture staff from within and have a major impact upon global society as it relates to Health and Wealth creation. 

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is a major international hub for research and education. With around 1600 staff and 6500 students we are the largest Faculty at the University of Leeds, and comprise of the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Healthcare and the School of Psychology.  

Our vision is to apply our research, education and practice in health, to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals and societies. 

Our mission is to lead research and academic advancement in health and biomedical science, develop a highly qualified workforce in medicine and other health professions and influence health practice for better patient outcomes. The Faculty promotes lifelong health and wellbeing, health and social care and equitable health outcomes through exceptional academic and professional leadership and world-class basic and applied research. These are achieved through highly regarded research-based undergraduate, postgraduate and professional academic programmes in health and biomedical sciences, fostering a research-led educational experience. 

We have a strong reputation for innovation in learning and teaching and over 1,000 internationally-renowned researchers. The Faculty generates around £70m per year in research income, demonstrating our status as one of the most important and powerful research institutions in the UK. 

Our Schools are consistently highly ranked, nationally and internationally, and have maintained a global reputation for academic excellence, world-class research and technology enhanced learning. Our reputation for excellence in teaching and research means that we attract the best clinicians and academics to work with us. 

Our programmes are vibrant and diverse, with a thriving international community of staff and students. We translate excellence in research and scholarship into unique learning opportunities for students. Following graduation we value and harness you all as alumni through a variety of inspirational activities. 

Whether you want to work with world leading researchers, further your studies, enhance your career opportunities or take a new direction in life, the Faculty of Medicine and Health has something to suit you.

Paul Stewart 







Professor Paul Stewart
Faculty Dean