School of Health in Social Science


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

Athena Swan Silver Award

Athena Swan
The School has been successful in renewing its Athena Swan Silver award, which recognises our significant commitment and progress towards gender equality in all that we do.

Nursing Studies tops the league again!

Congratulations to Nursing Studies, who came top of the Guardian UK University League Table 2023 last month in the category of Nursing and Midwifery.

Celebrating Excellence: Our Award Winners

We are pleased to announce our six winners of our dissertation and performance prizes across our BSc Nursing Studies and MA Health, Science and Society for this year.

Congratulations to all our graduating students

In celebration of our gradutating students’ achievement and resilience, the School of Health in Social Science’s graduation ceremony took place on the 12th of July at McEwan Hall, followed by a reception at the Playfair Library.

Pet therapy brings paw-sitive benefits for students

School of Health in Social Science staff and students co-design pioneering project to deliver benefits of time spent with dogs.

Aisha Holloway announced as new Programme Director for Nursing Now Challenge

Nursing Now Challenge, a programme of The Burdett Trust for Nursing, have announced the appointment of our very own Professor Aisha Holloway as the new Nursing Now Challenge (NNC) Programme Director from March 2023.

ISAZ Annual Conference comes to Edinburgh

The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) Annual Conference for 2023 will run from June 15th to 18th at the John McIntrye Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

Dr Leah Macaden awarded Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing

Nursing Studies is proud to announce that Dr Leah Macaden, Senior Lecturer, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr Macaden was one of 250 nurse leaders from around the world and one of only four senior academic nurses in the UK to be awarded this prestigious award this year.

London Marathon Reflections

As part of my Edinburgh University Placements this Summer I had a placement in the Community this was with a district Nursing department in NHS Lothian. This placement was particularly inspirational, so much so that it inspired me to lace up my trainers and train for the world renowned London Marathon race. I had signed up to this as I had personally experienced others nearest and dearest go through terminal illness. The race started in Greenwich and ended up in Buckingham Palace and the finish line was located in Pall Mall. A race that was promising to be one in a class of its own. The London Marathon certainly did not disappoint! It was a truly exciting and thrilling race with spectators cheering you on what seemed like every meter of the race route!

Student mental health set to benefit from new research hub

A new network to boost research into student mental health and wellbeing in Scotland has been launched.

Innovative dementia project scoops national mental health award

We are thrilled to announce that bold has won a national award! The project was one of the winning entries for the Mental Health Incubator Awards in the category 'Early Impact'.

Research Excellence Framework

REF2021: excellent results for the School of Health in Social Science

MSc Planetary Health market pulse survey

We would like your feedback on the development of a new programme