Networks in the Critical Medical Humanities

Supported by a Discretionary Award from Wellcome Trust [UNS128916], the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR) supports many different kinds of research network spaces.

Browse our networks portfolio below. Get involved by contacting Network Coordinator Dr James Rákóczi or get in touch with the network leads directly.


A supportive and interdisciplinary space for postgraduate and early career researchers interested in all things repro.

For researchers at all career stages interested in labour conditions, critical university studies, and health research.

A safe and generative space accommodating the diverse, individual needs of scholars working in the humanities, while offering a shared sense of community and support.

A transdisciplinary research network that brings knowledges and practices from the medical humanities into conversation with animal studies.

A network investigating the brain-gut-microbiome axis for curators, artists, and medical humanities researchers.

  • Pain and b/Black Identity: Race in Medicine

A network for researchers and practitioners with interests in how ‘race’ is articulated in medical assessments of pain.

A network focused on the histories of disabled, neurodivergent and Deaf people, spanning from the ancient world to the modern age.

  • Warblers: Network of Reproductive Pain Studies from Southern India 

An interdisciplinary research network of ECRs and academics working in the area of health humanities with a special focus on the issues of reproductive rights and birth trauma.


Each of the above networks were awarded funding from our New Networks in Critical Medical Humanities Funding Scheme.

Recognising that collaboration and moving across disciplinary boundaries is increasingly important to generating new frameworks, scholarship, and practices within critical medical humanities research, the scheme allows the NNMHR to identify and support other networks of researchers committed to the innovative development, complication and expansion of critical medical humanities.