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Our work addresses a wide range of research questions, methods and populations. We conduct research across multiple settings including communities, health and social care, and the education system. Researchers use a host of quantitative and qualitive methods, working in person and digitally to address health-related challenges. Research from the School spans multiple geographies from the local to the global.
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.
SCPHRP’s vision promotes 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.
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.
Finding solutions which maximize the design and findability of accessible toilets when travelling. The aim is to explore and define the needs of disabled people with a range of impairments to use toilet facilities while travelling.
bold Scotland is a five-year project and stands for Bringing Out Leaders in Dementia. It is an innovative, creative and interactive social leadership programme for people across Scotland which recognises that across Scotland many people of all ages and from all walks of life, including persons living with dementia, are already taking a lead, making a difference and finding their place in the ‘dementia world'.
The Counselling People with Dementia (CouPLeD) project involves a phased programme of exploration into the use of counselling to meet the unmet emotional needs of people living with dementia. Our vision is for people with lived experience of dementia to have easy and timely access to counselling to support their mental health as and when they need it.
CREATE Dance for Dementia is a one-year project seeking to Cocreate a REsearch Agenda To facilitate Equitable Dance for Dementia. We are running a series of research workshops to bring together those living with dementia, carers, researchers and dance organisations to advance our understanding of rights-based ways of working in research on dance for dementia.
We are evaluating a number of interventions and resources that aim to support young people with body image difficulties and eating disorders. The interventions under investigation include Interpersonal Psychotherapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Peer Support and Digital interventions.
A number of our projects and studies involve collaborating with the Scottish SPCA and the RSPCA to develop and evaluate interventions that support animal welfare education and the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Based on over a decade of research, Drivingly is a comprehensive, family-based crash prevention programme that supports families throughout the learning-to-drive process and targets a range of risk and protective factors.
The Drugs Research Network for Scotland (DRNS) exists to support and promote collaborative drugs research across disciplines, higher education institutions, health and social care providers, criminal justice services, voluntary sector providers, local communities, people who use drugs and their families across Scotland.
The Fetal Alcohol Advisory Support & Training Team (FAASTT) has a national remit to provide and guide training, consultation, and research to improve the knowledge and confidence of Scotland’s health and social care workforce in their work with people affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Using home intervention for moderate-severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and co-morbidities by Pharmacists and Physicians: methods and baseline characteristics from a multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial
IMAGINED stands for Investigating Meaning-making and the cocreation of Guidelines for Evaluation IN participatory Arts for Dementia. It is a 2-year project seeking to explore meaning-making processes in participatory arts for dementia activities, and how to evaluate these meaningful experiences.
INCLUDED is a 9-month project that explores how we can include people with a more advanced dementia as co-researchers. We will be holding a series of research workshops that bring together people living with dementia, artists, policymakers and other key stakeholders, to explore how we can include people with a more advanced dementia as co-researchers through creative and arts-based methods.
MAIN will bring together academics, clinicians, service managers, patient and carer representatives and policy-leads to advance a research agenda to improve mental wellbeing for people approaching end-of-life, and their caregivers, across the UK.
The Nature Connection Research Group encompasses nature connection and planetary health projects, including researching wellbeing benefits of outdoor walks, gardening or engaging with wildlife; emotions relating to climate and ecological crises; and offering therapy outdoors.
Paws on Campus is a new canine-assisted intervention for students who are experiencing difficulties due to high stress, anxiety, low mood, or other wellbeing issues. The programme complements other student support services in the University and might be particularly suited to those who enjoy spending time with companion animals or are missing their pets from home. It is available to students on all programmes across the University.
Pharmacy Homeless Outreach Engagement Non medical Independent prescribing (PHOENIx): community pharmacy based multicentre pilot randomised controlled trial with parallel process and economic evaluation.
This programme of work involved two three-year government funded projects on how we promote a duty of care to animals among children and adolescents. The first three-year project focused on children, then the second project focused on adolescents.
This book calls for a re-conceptualisation of the public health evidence-base to include crucial forms of creative and relational data about people’s lived experiences that cannot be accessed through the biomedical approach to generating and using evidence.
ScotSMART is a research network for student mental health in Scotland. It seeks to bring together academics, professional services, practitioners, and other student mental health research stakeholders to address a broad range of topics and facilitate knowledge exchange across the Scottish Higher Education sector, covering themes including mental health, stigma around mental health, identity, loneliness, and social relationships.
Sharing the voices of lived experience researchers from our co-produced projects. We conducted creative workshops and interviews to make a new film to spotlight the value of co-production for those living with dementia.
The ECREDibles are a group of people living with dementia in Scotland who are interested in research. The group offers peer support to share ideas, information and inspiration about research projects, also carrying out their own research with support from groups, partnerships and projects. ECRED are their partner, with the ECREDibles supporting in the co-design and delivery of a range of our research projects.
Widening Choices for People with Dementia addresses an emerging and substantial issue in relation to suitable housing options for people with dementia who have received an early diagnosis and have been living with dementia for five-plus years.
The Smarties are a group of lived experience researchers. The group was set up as part of Rose Vincent's doctoral research. Over 8 months (in 2021-2022) The Smarties met to co-produce a piece of research into volunteering in young onset dementia for Rose’s PhD.
Recognition of the prevalence and impact of trauma has led to a motivation for all public-facing sectors to become trauma-informed. This project investigates various aspects of trauma-informed approaches in police.
YARNS Transitions (Young Adults Rehabilitation experiences and Needs following Stroke) is a project working to develop a nurse-led, holistic, neurological rehabilitation intervention which supports the psychosocial rehabilitation and survivorship of young adults following an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).