School of Health in Social Science

Research centres

Find out more about the research centres in the School of Health get info, news, updates and blog posts.

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 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.

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.

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with – and used by - key decision-makers.

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.