Research Conferences

Research Conference 2024

7th Annual Trust Research Conference, 22 May 2024

This is always popular, so early booking is recommended via this link:

Our 2024 conference will be held as a blended event; at the Mercure Grange Park Hotel as well as being streamed live online.

It will include a wide variety of research presentations; dementia, mental health, addictions, primary care, community, implementation research, artificial intelligence, novel interventions and so much more. Also a chance to hear from those who have taken part in research and how it has changed their lives.

This is a free conference and anyone is welcome to attend; Trust staff, commissioners, GPs, social services, students, trainees, academics, voluntary organisations, Clinical Research Network partners, media, those accessing Trust services and other stakeholders.

View the conference programme here.

View the biographies of our speakers here.

Research Conference 2022 

3rd November 2022, 09.30-16.00

On 3 Nov 2022 we held our 6th very successful research conference, with around 450 delegates registering this year from over 100 different organisations.

Unfortunately, at very short notice, we had to move the conference to fully online, due to high levels of COVID and respiratory infections in the local area. However, despite a few small technical problems out of our control, the conference was very well received.

Feedback was really positive; 95% of people who completed the evaluation form rated the conference overall as excellent/good.

‘Great conference’

‘Many thanks for, and congratulations on, a very informative, varied and interesting conference’

‘Great day, it has motivated me to get involved’

You can now watch our highlight video here: 

Research Conference 2021 Highlights

 This year we had a blended approach for our 5th annual research conference, with a live audience alongside those watching online on 17 and 18 Nov. Over 300 people registered, including international delegates, from 77 organisations and many professional groups.

Feedback was great; 96% completing the evaluation form rated it as excellent/good.

‘The conference was absolutely fantastic’

‘Came away really inspired’.

‘I love these events. I have been to them for the last 4 years! They endorse what this particular Trust is all about - learning and continuous improvement.’

View our Research Conference 2021 Highlights video below. 

Our Research Conference, “Developing a City of Research IV”,  took place on 17 and 18 Nov 2020. 

Our fourth annual research conference was postponed in May due to the pandemic. However, not wanting to miss the opportunity to share important research findings and highlight the incredibly varied research we are involved in, including vital COVID-19 research, we held our first virtual research conference over two half days on 17-18 Nov 2020.

Almost 300 people registered, including international delegates, 50+ organisations and many professional groups. Feedback was fantastic; 98% who completed the online evaluation form rated the conference as excellent or good. Here are a few comments:

  • I don't think I have ever experienced anything quite like this before from an NHS Trust.
  • This was a really excellent conference and worked really well online.
  • Holding it over two days made it easier to access.
  • Could pick and choose what to watch that was relevant to me, therefore value for money.
  • Invigorating and refreshed my enthusiasm for research.
  • The variation in content was brilliant - a memorable occasion.
  • Really impressed with enthusiasm and passion of colleagues @ResearchHumber for research that makes a difference to patients.

Professor Tony Avery presenting


Steve, Research Support Manager, behind the scenes on the day controlling everything!

You can also access our annual ‘Research changes lives’ video (15 mins) here: 

If you didn’t manage to register and would like the links to the conference recording to view at your convenience, please contact us on: