School of Health in Social Science


We have a strong national and international reputation as a major centre for research from combined perspectives of health and social science.

Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology

We are a group of clinical psychologists, academic psychologists and researchers interested in the application of theories and models of developmental psychology in a variety of applied settings; these include:

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 Creative-Relational Inquiry

The Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI) fosters innovative qualitative research that places the relational at its heart.

Research excellence and national assessment (REF2014)

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

Ethics policy and procedures

All research executed under the auspices of the School of Health in Social Science (SHSS) must have undergone formal ethical review within the UK, prior to commencing data collection.

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. It involves a range of interdisciplinary researchers from the Universities in Edinburgh and the Lothians, partners in the NHS, local authorities and third sector organisations.

Research videos

Watch short videos of our staff discussing their area of research (part of the Research in a Nutshell project).

Research videos