Overview of core research areas within the Usher Institute.
Our research builds on the outstanding heritage of public health, general practice, epidemiology and statistical research at the University of Edinburgh. We are forging new connections between social science, informatics and data science to advance understanding of disease and improve health and care for patients and populations.
The Usher Institute has an ethos of collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Many individuals contribute to multiple areas of research, and indeed individual projects and programmes of work often contribute to the knowledge base in multiple research areas and Centres. The below table gives an indication of the core research areas and leading professors in each area or group, from across all Centres within the Institute.
You can find out more about any researchers within the Usher Institute on Edinburgh Research Explorer.
|Key people||Contact | Related Twitter handles | Related websites|
|Addiction medicine||Professor Roy Robertson||Roy.Robertson@ed.ac.uk|
|Allergy and respiratory||Professor Aziz Sheikh / Professor Hilary Pinnock|
|Cancer||Professor David Weller||David.Weller@ed.ac.uk|
|Chronic disease epidemiology||Professor Sarah Wild|
|Clinical trials and statistical methodology||Professor John Norrie / Professor Steff Lewis / Professor Chris Weir / Professor Paul McKeigue||J.Norrie@ed.ac.uk / Steff.Lewis@ed.ac.uk / Christopher.Weir@ed.ac.uk / Paul.McKeigue@ed.ac.uk|
|eHealth||Professor Brian McKinstry / Professor Aziz Sheikh|
|Ethnicity and health||Professor Raj Bhopal / Professor Aziz Sheikh|
Professor Jackie Price / Professor Paul McKeigue / Professor Harry Campbell / Professor Igor Rudan / Professor Sarah Wild / Professor Jim Wilson
|Palliative care||Professor Scott Murray|
|Social studies of health and medicine||Professor Amanda Amos / Professor Julia Lawton / Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley|
|Public health research and policy||Professor John Frank|
|Families and relationships||Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley|
|Epidemiology of infectious diseases||Professor Mark Woolhouse||Mark.Woolhouse@ed.ac.uk|
|Global health||Professor Igor Rudan / Professor Harry Campbell / Professor Devi Sridhar|
|Medical informatics||Professor Cathie Sudlow / Professor Dave Robertson / Professor Aziz Sheikh / Professor Andrew Morris|