Impact and public engagement

We produce world-class research with many applications relevant to individuals and society

We are committed to using our research to engage and inspire people beyond academia. Our researchers work with practitioners in health, policy, education and the arts to make a difference.

Healthy mental ageing: the Lothian Birth Cohorts

LBC reunion 2018
Follow-up studies of surveys taken by Scottish schoolchildren in 1932 and 1947 give researchers a unique insight into cognitive ageing

Outreach course and community partnerships

Storyboard scenes from student project animation about Attachment Disorder
Undergraduate students work with schools and organisations around Edinburgh to deliver Psychology-based resources

Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS)

Image generated by a high-tech brain scan
Research into Motor Neurone Disease helps healthcare professionals assess patients for changes in cognition and behaviour

It's My Turn: an interactive play on turn-taking

An interactive theatre performance uses music and mimicry to teach children how to take turns

Brain box

Everything you need to know about the brain, in a box!