Centre for Population Health Sciences
With roots going back to the Public Health Sciences department established in 1902, the Centre for Population Health Sciences is a truly interdisciplinary research hub, drawing together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care, biomedical and social sciences.
Leadership and people
The Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) is led by Heads of Centre Professor David Weller and Professor Linda Bauld.
Current key projects and programmes from across the Centre for Population Health Sciences include:
Acute Care Edinburgh is a new cross cutting initiative, hosted in the Usher Institute, within the Centre for Population Health Sciences. The group aims to bring together clinicians and researchers across multiple specialties and disciplines to generate novel clinical, health services, and translational research in relation to any acute illness.
The University of Edinburgh and Legal & General announced a major partnership to improve understanding of care in later life and to revolutionise how it is delivered. The ACRC will enable data-driven, personalised and affordable care that delivers independence, dignity and a high quality of life for people living in their own homes or in supported care environments.
IMP²ART aims to help general practices embed supported self-management into routine asthma care. It is funded by an NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research.
People with multiple health problems (multimorbidity) often find healthcare difficult to navigate and coordinate, and we need to find new ways of organising care to improve quality of life while minimising treatment burden. General practice and primary care have a central role in health and social care and particularly in the care of people with multimorbidity. This is a growing area of research interest and we have a number of projects under way studying multimorbidity, particularly within the older population. Bruce Guthrie (Professor of General Practice) and Stewart Mercer (Professor of Primary Care and Multimorbidity) lead this group.
A multi-disciplinary team of clinical academics and researchers with primary care, hospital, hospice, and social science background; based at the University of Edinburgh with strong international links.
PRoGRAM-A is a peer-led, school-based education programme that aims to reduce gambling related harm by equipping students with the self-efficacy to make informed and responsible decisions regarding their attitudes toward gambling and gambling behaviour. The PRoGRAM-A collaboration brings together researchers, statisticians, behaviour specialists and youth practitioners from a number of universities and third sector organisations across the UK.
A multi-university, multi-agency research consortium focused on the commercial determinants of health and health inequalities funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership.