Global Health Academy

About Us

Our objectives include teaching, researching and enabling global networking

At the Global Health Academy, we aim to combat global health challenges through teaching, collaborative and interdisciplinary research, and bringing practitioners together in networks and partnerships to improve health everywhere

Key Objectives

  • Teaching—to facilitate world-leading interdisciplinary post graduate global health study
  • Researching—to engage in global collaborative research which impacts policy, practice, health outcomes and well-being
  • Enabling global networking—to lead the creation of global health networks and partnerships which encourage innovation, knowledge exchange and support


Our interdisciplinary post graduate training offers a wide range of flexible on-campus and online programmes

We offer short courses which support continued professional development for global health practitioners around the world

(link to post-grad courses)

(link to short courses)


Our research focuses on a broad range of global health issues which include health systems strengthening, child and maternal health, non-communicable diseases, policy uptake and more

Research takes place around the world, at the University of Edinburgh and its partner institutions in the UK and abroad

(link to research)

Enabling Global Networking

We build supportive, innovative global communities for all who wish to combat global health issues. These networks encourage creative problem-solving, knowledge exchange, skill-sharing and innovative solutions

We are a platform for cutting-edge multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research units

We promote institutional capacity building with our partner institutions in the global South, facilitating long-term development

We advocate for community global health engagement


Staff and Members

Details on members of staff, the steering group, and Global Health Academy members

Networks and Partnerships

We engage in and foster local and international networks and partnerships

Global Health Activity throughout the University

Centres within the three University of Edinburgh colleges are engaging with global health

Global Health Research Across all Three Colleges

Our research extends across multiple disciplines in all three colleges at the University of Edinburgh

Contact Us

We welcome enquiries from students, academic colleagues and anyone interested in global health


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