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.
The Usher Institute sits within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Working with partners across the University, NHS, policymakers, industry partners and the public is central to the highly collaborative ethos of the Usher Institute.
Interdisciplinary expertise in research and teaching
Four core research centres in Biomedicine, Self and Society, Global Health, Medical Informatics and Population Health Sciences are at the heart of the Usher Institute. The Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit sits within the Centre for Population Health Sciences.
Around 300 academic and professional services staff with expertise in a varied range of methodologies and topics contribute to world-leading research and teaching, in a truly interdisciplinary environment.
Our research expertise is at the heart of the excellent educational experience we offer in a wide range of taught and research postgraduate programmes, both online and on-campus, our programme of continuing professional development and in our contribution to the undergraduate medical degree.
Research in the Usher Institute
The Usher Institute is home to various major programmes including the Health Data Research UK Scotland Site, the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE), the NIHR Global Health Research Unit Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) and the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research.
The Usher Institute is one of 5 delivery hubs within the University of Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, along with Edinburgh Futures Institute, Bayes Centre, Agritech and the National Robotarium (in partnership with Heriot-Watt).