Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Hosted Centres and Unit

The Usher Institute hosts additional Centres that include affiliations outwith the Institute, as well as an NIHR Global Health Research Unit, RESPIRE.

Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

An exciting new venture between Asthma UK, leading asthma researchers from universities across the UK, people affected by asthma, NHS partners and other organisations. The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research launched in 2014 with the aim of improving care and treatment for people with asthma.

Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research website

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) was established in 2001 as a consortium research centre based at The University of Edinburgh, with partners at the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Highlands & Islands and Stirling.

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships website

NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health (RESPIRE) at The University of Edinburgh 

An NIHR Global Health Research Unit funded as part of the NIHR Global Health Research Programme in 2016/17.  RESPIRE aims to reduce the impact and number of deaths caused by respiratory diseases in Asia in partnership with collaborators from 4 Asian countries – Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan.

RESPIRE website

Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) was established in 2008. It is co-funded by The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO), and based within the University of Edinburgh.  SCPHRP was established to encourage and facilitate collaborations between all sectors of the public health community in Scotland.

Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy website