The University of Edinburgh

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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,

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.

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 health problems.

Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia

The aim of the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia (ECRED) is to create international social research and impact that prioritises the experience of dementia and strengthens global understanding of living with dementia.

Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research

The centre analyse administrative data from across Scotland and the UK, focused on key themes including lifelong health and wellbeing; community safety equality and wellbeing; health and social care and work, wellfare and housing. SCADR is involved in various technological innovation projects which aim to enhance the quality and accessiblity of administrative data for researchers.

Physical Activity for Health Research Centre

The main focus of the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) is to develop, test and implement interventions which encourage people of all ages to ‘sit less and walk more’.

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Business, innovation and economy
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Ethics and regulation
Historical and longitudinal perspectives
Place, context and culture
Public attitudes and controversies
Security, risk and harm
User and stakeholder perspectives