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,

Tourism, Technology & Data cluster

Tourism, Technology and Data Cluster Our research expertise lies in the investigation of the adoption and use of a range of technology tools in the tourism sector. Equipped with interdisciplinary research experience spanning multiple areas, such as digital marketing, statistics, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, we aim to generate impactful research and […]

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.


OPENspace Bringing together experts in landscape architecture, environmental psychology, human geography, forestry, quality of life measures and design for all ages and abilities. Addressing the full spectrum of open space environments – from city parks and squares to remote rural landscapes –their work informs policy on health and wellbeing, social inclusion, countryside access and sustainable […]

Design Informatics

Design Informatics The Institute for Design Informatics draws on user centred and participatory design methods to develop design driven solutions in a range of areas including to support conditions associated with sustainable living.

Digital Global Development Cluster

Digital Global Development Cluster The Digital Global Development cluster focuses on the role of digital technology in the context of international development and humanitarianism. It aims to build capacity in research collaboration across disciplines at the University of Edinburgh, while generating a fruitful exchange of ideas and research insights internationally. It is part of the Edinburgh […]

Edinburgh Futures Institute

Edinburgh Futures Institute The Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) brings people, data and diverse disciplines together in our open, what-if environment to spark the unexpected and create new ideas. EFI Research focus on challenges and opportunities posed by Data Driven innovation in four main sectors: Financial Services (including Fintech); Creative Industries; Tourism and Festivals; and Gov-tech […]

Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology

Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology The centre has a wide range of topical and regional expertise, which includes anthropology as applied to: mental health, global health, infectious disease, hospitals and health development bureaucracies, medical anthropology and STS, pharmaceuticals, functional foods, medical enhancement technologies, traditional and alternative healing, gender and reproduction, vaccines and laboratories, migration and […]

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.