The University of Edinburgh

Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS)

Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) The Centre for Population Health Sciences is a a truly interdisciplinary research hub, drawing together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care, biomedical and social sciences – with roots going back to the first Chair of Public Health in the UK, established in 1902,

Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

The Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society (CBSS) The Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society’s mission is to research the complex social, cultural, ethical, legal, and technological landscape that characterises contemporary biomedicine and healthcare, using critical perspectives from across the social studies of science and medicine, bioethics, and the health humanities,

Advanced Care Research Centre

Advanced Care Research Centre The ACRC is a multi-disciplinary research programme combining research across fields including medicine and other care professions, engineering, informatics, data and social sciences. Our vision is high‐quality data‐driven, personalised and affordable care that supports the independence, dignity and quality‐of‐life of people in later life living in their own homes and in […]

Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems

Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems  seeks to understand the drivers of food system and planetary health challenges, and drive the development of mutually beneficial solutions through our unique breadth of expertise, holistic approach and strong partnerships.

Population, Health and Place research group

Population, Health and Place research group Based in the School of Geosciences, this group examines the connections between the environment, health and well-being, with a particular interest in health inequalities. is concerned with Commercial determinants of health; Physical and chemical environments and human health; Lifecourse of place; and Secondary data infrastructure.

Mason Institute

Mason Institute The Mason Institute investigates the interface between medicine, life sciences and the law in relation to medical and bioethical developments on a national and global scale.

Usher Institute

Usher Institute We strive to transform health in society by working with people, populations and data. We sit within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. We are also the Health and Social Care Data-Driven Innovation Hub, part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. The Usher […]


SKAPE The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy at Edinburgh (SKAPE) brings together academic researchers across a range of disciplines, as well as policy practitioners, to examine the relationships and intersections between different types of science and knowledges on policy, including in public health.

Social studies of biology and medicine

Social studies of biology and medicine This research cluster within the School of Social and Political science attempts to identify, understand and answer some of the important questions that medicine and biology pose to individuals, groups and wider society. The diversity of the research is not solely based on what is happening in biomedical technology, […]

Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology The research interests in Clinical Psychology cover the whole of the lifespan, focusing on childhood to adult and older adult mental health and emotional well being as well as the psychological impact of chronic physical ill health. Colleagues are designing and evaluating technology based interventions for those experiencing, or at risk of, mental […]