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Football Fans in Training: from sofa to stadium

Jul 3, 2014
As we get older, it’s easy to fall into the habit of watching sport rather than playing it. Reflecting on the current world cup, a guest post on the MRC's 'insight' blog by Dr Chris Bunn describes how the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme is helping men re-engage with physical activity and lose weight in the process.

GoEast study wins Gold Game Changer Award

Jun 18, 2014
We’re delighted that one of the studies we are a partner in - the GoEast Study - was recognised in the Game Changer Awards which were set up to celebrate the contributions that Scotland’s colleges and higher education institutions are making to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and its legacy.

Exploring reasons for association of early life social circumstances and adult health

Jun 17, 2014
New research from the University of Glasgow has identified both socio-economic context (primary school & neighbourhood) and composition (individual and family) in early life as important indicators for adult health, even after accounting for current social position.

Welcome to the website of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow.

Our aim is to promote human health via the study of social and environmental influences on health.  

Our more specific objectives include:

  • studying how people's social positions, and their social and physical environments, influence their physical and mental health and capacity to lead healthy lives,
  • designing and evaluating interventions aiming to improve public health and reduce social inequalities in health, and
  • influencing policy and practice by communicating the results and implications of research to a wide range of audiences.

The Unit receives core funding from the UK Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientist Office at the Scottish Government Health Directorates. It is a University Unit within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow and is part of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

The Unit’s research is divided into nine programmes. There is considerable overlap and joint working between these programmes, and many projects (and especially studentship projects), may straddle across two or more programmes.

If you are taking part in one of our studies and would like further information, please click here and select the study from the menu or email us at survadmin@sphsu.mrc.ac.uk or  contact us on our FREEPHONE number 0800 389 2129.

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