School of Health in Social Science

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.

About us

We are The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP), established in 2008. SCPHRP was co-funded by The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) until July 2018, and are based within the University of Edinburgh. SCPHRP was established to encourage and facilitate collaborations between all sectors of the public health community in Scotland.

Our core objectives are:

  • To identify key areas of opportunity for developing novel public health interventions that equitably address major health problems in Scotland, and move those forward.
  • To foster collaboration between government, researchers and the public health community to develop a national programme of intervention development, large-scale implementation and robust evaluation.
  • Build capacity within the public health community for collaborative research of the highest quality, with maximum impact on policies, programs and practice

Visit the SCPHRP blog to find out more 

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