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.


Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE leads the Usher Institute.


The Usher Institute sits within the Edinburgh Medical School. It has 4 core research centres, hosts the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit, and is a delivery hub within the Data-Driven Innovation Programme of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

WHO Collaborating Centre

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

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Centres of the Usher Institute

Research at the Usher Institute

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