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Welcome to the website of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow.
Our aim is to improve human health and wellbeing via the study of social, behavioural, economic, cultural and environmental influences on health.
Our more specific objectives include:
- studying the multiple interacting processes through which biological, social, behavioural, economic, cultural and environmental factors influence physical and mental health and health behaviours over the lifecourse
- discovering mechanisms which can modify these processes and have the potential to improve public health in a complex and changing world
- developing and evaluating interventions which harness these mechanisms to improve public health and reduce social inequalities in health
- influencing policy and practice by communicating the results and implications of research to a range of audiences
The Unit’s nine programmes of research have been recast into six new programmes.
Complexity in Health Improvement
Measurement and Analysis of Socio-economic Inequalities in Health
Social Relationships and Health Improvement
Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations
Neighbourhoods and Communities
Informing Healthy Public Policy
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on our FREEPHONE number 0800 389 2129.