Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
Old Medical School, Teviot Place and Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter

The Usher Institute is a high-energy, interdisciplinary environment dedicated to improving the health of individuals and populations locally and globally.

It sits within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

Our vision

Visit us at the Old Medical School in Teviot Place, or at the impressive Building Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter.

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Taking a world-leading approach to measuring the global burden of disease, prioritising investments in global health, influencing governance structures and processes, and innovating for global health.

Focusing on the interdisciplinary study of designing, developing and using information technology solutions in healthcare.

Drawing together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care, biomedical and social sciences to improve population health.

Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

NEW: a multidisciplinary research centre that builds on the University of Edinburgh’s unique history of leadership in social studies of science and medicine to scrutinise the complex social, cultural and technological landscape that characterises contemporary biomedicine and health care.

Read more on the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society website.

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Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit

An academic clinical trials unit providing an infrastructure to design, plan and deliver clinical research studies across a varied portfolio of clinical specialties and methodologies.

Read more on the ECTU website.

Support contacts

Overview of core research areas within the Usher Institute.

University of Edinburgh scholarships

Postgraduate study

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