School of Health in Social Science

Research and Community Engagement

We have a strong national and international reputation as a major centre for research from combined perspectives of health and social science. Our engagement with the local community is of high importance to our school and it informs our research.

Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology

The overarching aspiration of our group is to enhance children and young people’s well being as well as their recovery in the face of mental health problems. This underpins our core research activities, teaching and knowledge exchange in collaboration with partners in the NHS, voluntary organisations, education and social services.

Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia

We are an interdisciplinary group of dementia researchers, people with dementia, dementia practitioners and representatives from a range of dementia organisations. We are interested in exploring and developing theories, methods and impact around the experience of living with dementia.

Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health

The Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and local partners in Scotland to improve the health and wellbeing of people who experience homelessness. 

Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry

The Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI) fosters innovative qualitative research that places the relational at its heart. Key to the vision for the Centre is that it develop the ‘creative-relational’ as a dynamic conceptual frame for vibrant, incisive research.

Applied Ageing Research Network

The Applied Ageing Research Network is focused on conducting high quality applied and clinical research with the aim of improving the health, care and wellbeing of older people.

Research excellence and national assessment (REF2014)

The School of Health in Social Science achieves excellent rankings in national research assessment.