School of Health in Social Science


Up-to-date news and events from the School of Health in Social Science.

Course enhances care for brain injury survivors

Care offered to people recovering from strokes and brain injuries is to be enhanced by a specialist study programme for registered nurses.

Action urged to ease refugees’ alcohol plight

Crucial policy changes are needed to reduce the alcohol-related harm being experienced by refugees and asylum seekers across the UK, researchers say.

New scheme to improve health and tackle inequalities

Our research centre, the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health and Research Policy, is involved in this new scheme which aims to create rapid research evidence to maximise Local Authority influence on health and inequalities.

Creating a caring economy: a call to action

The report, Creating a caring economy: a call to action, lands at a unique moment in global history. Reeling from the first wave of a deadly pandemic, perched on the precipice of a second wave and a deep and brutal recession, there was never a better time to ask: do we really want to go back to business as usual?

Launch of the Edinburgh Global Nursing Initative

Find out more about the new Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative. Read the full University news story and hear from Nursing Now Co-Chairs Lord Nigel Crisp and Professor Sheila Tlou as we launch our new initiative to equip nurses and midwives to tackle global healthcare challenges.

Nursing Studies Highlights 2020

Check out the latest publication of Nursing Studies Highlights 2020!

Nursing Studies Ranked Number 1 in the UK

Nursing Studies have been ranked number 1 in the UK for the second year in a row by the Guardian University League Table!

BOLD - bringing out leaders in dementia

Bold is an innovative programme providing free leadership opportunities across Scotland to help those living with dementia flourish. The bold project brings together people living with dementia, family members and friends, professional carers, NHS staff, artists and people from all walks of life.

Winners of the Gray Scholarship Competition

Here you can find a list of the winners from the School's Gray Scholarship Competition.

Let's Talk Podcast with Martha Pollard

Let's talk podcast promo image over a photo of a recording studio
When we are struggling with our mental health, often we will feel as if no one else is feeling as we are. It can be a huge relief to discover that you are not alone in these struggles. The Let's Talk podcast is a new series hosted by our Chaplain, Harriet Harris, bringing together different members of the University community to have honest and thought-provoking conversations about a range of mental health topics.

CoDHcast – BAME in Academia with Prof Aisha Holloway

The latest Council of Deans of Health podcast features our Head of Nursing Studies Professor Aisha Holloway discussing race and identity in academia, healthcare and society.

Covid-19 Resources Catalogue

A group of students on the MSc in Applied Psychology for Children and Young People, have produced a Covid-19 Resources Catalogue for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The catalogue has now also been distributed to social work, GPs and other services within Lanarkshire as a mental health resource.

Nuffield Future Researchers programme

The Nuffield Future Researchers programme is an exciting online placement giving students the chance to participate in research from home, working with expert researchers in a virtual learning environment.

20 years of activism by people with dementia in Scotland honoured

The Life Changes Trust is today publishing a landmark book, ‘Loud and Clear’, which tells the story of how people living with dementia in Scotland have become activists and influencers in their own right over the last twenty years.  

Nursing Now Poetry Portal

We need you to get involved and show your support by submitting a video to the poetry portal!

ICN Chief Executive visits Nursing Studies

Nursing Studies were delighted to welcome Howard Catton, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) chief executive officer (CEO) to Nursing Studies this January.

Somia's blog for ACAMH

Congratulations to PhD student, Somia Imran for getting her blog published by The Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife!

Find out all about this special year, how you can get involved and our collaboration with Nursing now.

Nursing Studies lecturer quizzes MPs in UK Parliament on the future of science policy

Siobhán O’Connor represented the Young Academy of Scotland and the Royal Society of Edinburgh at Voices of the Future 2019.

Specialist conference in the fight against animal cruelty

Dog being treated at the REPAIR centre
Edinburgh University & Scottish SPCA have announced a conference for 2019 on recognising non-accidental injury in animals.