Leeds is a perfect location to coordinate Medical Humanities research. The University boasts international research expertise in Medicine & Health, with active research-oriented clinical services in primary health care and public health, acute hospital care and mental health care, as well on health-related topics in English, History, Philosophy and Modern Languages. The NHS in Leeds covers a population of ¾ million in the city as well as providing specialist health services to a larger population in the Yorkshire and Humber region, while links to surrounding Health Trusts allow access to clinical services and patients from the culturally and ethnically diverse population of West Yorkshire. The Thackray Museum - a major Centre partner - is the largest medical museum in the UK, drawing more than 60,000 visitors each year and with collections (consisting of over 65,000 objects, books and archive materials) that are one of the richest of its kind. The museum has an international reputation for being a leader in providing innovative learning opportunities, with multiple public engagement programmes and special exhibitions.