Usher Institute

About us

Our vision, structure, heritage and leadership for the future.


To catalyse the transformation of health in society by working with people, populations and their data.

Leadership and Governance

Professor Julie Jacko leads the Usher Institute as Interim Director


The Usher Institute sits within the Edinburgh Medical School. It has four core research centres, hosts the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit, and is a delivery hub within the Data-Driven Innovation Initiative of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Usher Institute seeks to foster an inclusive, fair, respectful culture and a welcoming environment in which all staff and students can flourish.

Why Usher?

The Usher Institute was home to the first Chair of Public Health in the United Kingdom in 1898.

WHO Collaborating Centre

We are recognised as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) on Population Health Research and Training.

Usher Building at Edinburgh BioQuarter

The Usher Building at Edinburgh BioQuarter will host partnerships for data-driven health solutions.

See also

Usher Institute People

Centres of the Usher Institute

Research at the Usher Institute

Teaching & Learning at the Usher Institute

News and Events at the Usher Institute

Work with us at the Usher Institute