School of Health in Social Science


Find out who is involved in the Centre.

Our People

Founding steering group:

Ewan Aitken                     CEO, Cyrenians

John Budd                        GP Edinburgh Access Practice

Adam Burley                    Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Access Practice

Charlotte Clarke             Durhum University

Fiona Cuthill                    Lecturer in Nursing Studies, UoE

George Dodds                 Director of Health Equity, NHS Scotland

Catriona Grant               Social Worker and ‘legal navigator’

Dr Steph Grohmann     Research Fellow UoE

Sarah Johnsen                iSPHERE, Heriot Watt University

Stewart Mercer               Director of Research, Usher Institute, UoE

Alison McCallum,           Director for Public Health, NHS Lothian

James Marple                 GP Primary Care

Lesley McAra                   Assistant Dean Community Relations, UoE

Isobel Nisbet                   Inclusive Edinburgh Homelessness Manager


PhD Students

Catalina Martin, Experiences of “Home” and “Homelessness” for LGBT youth in Scotland, Supervisors Dr Fiona Cuthill & Dr Amy Chandler

Lucie Wöllenstein, ​​Using machine learning to identify individuals with complex needs, who are most at risk of becoming homeless, Supervisors Dr Fiona Cuthill & Professor Aisha Holloway