Usher Institute

Better health, better futures

Transforming health in society by working with people, populations and data.

The Usher Institute sits within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. We are also the Health and Social Care Data-Driven Innovation Hub, part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

Our vision, mission and aims

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We bring together world-class applied and translational research and innovation to help improve health and care across the world.

Our Centres

Publications | Edinburgh Research Explorer

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Our innovative thinking and strategic partnerships result in real-world impact. We work with the commercial, public and third sectors.

Business collaborations

Health and Social Care Data-Driven Innovation Programme

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Join the innovation community

Join the Usher Innovation Community as we seek to drive advances in health and social care through the application of data science, bringing together academics, service professionals and industry.

Usher Innovation Community

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Our students, staff, alumni and friends are our lifeblood.

Staff list

Affiliate members

Postgraduate research students

University of Edinburgh scholarships

We offer taught degrees both on-campus and online, and research degrees.

Postgraduate research degrees

Postgraduate taught degrees

Health and social care | Talent programme

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Join our growing team of academics and professional services staff and work in a vibrant, multi-disciplinary environment.

Current vacancies