Global understanding, enabling change
At Glasgow we work together to understand, and address, the processes that generate inequalities and their profound effects on individuals, communities and populations across the world.
Inequality, deprivation and marginalisation have many causes. In Glasgow, we recognise that a one-size-fits-all answer does not exist, and we work to find appropriate, sustainable solutions.
We work with communities, governments and international organisations to evaluate and develop policies and action that seek to create fairer societies.
For example, our award-winning research and learning programme, GoWell has informed policies and strategies which have directly led to improvements in social regeneration and health outcomes in deprived neighbourhoods and communities.
We have created new forums for dialogue and influence on refugee, asylum and migration policy. Working with policy-makers, practitioners and other stakeholders, Glasgow researchers have enhanced service delivery for marginalised groups by informing policy debates.
Our researchers work with local and national governments to develop and assess policies to reduce health inequalities. Researchers from Glasgow have shown that having access to green space may significantly reduce the gap in mental wellbeing and mortality between richer and poorer people. This work is now influencing urban planning and development, with the long-term aim of changing people’s environments and reducing health inequalities.
Our goal is to support real world change so that everyone can fulfil their potential irrespective of who they are or where they come from.
- UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE); Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); £3M (2017-2022)
- Global Interventions at the End of Life; Wellcome Trust; £1M (2015-2019)
- Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law, and the State; Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); £1.6M (2014-2017)
- EuroFIT; European Commission FP7 Programme; €6M (2013 - 2018)
- GoWell: Glasgow Community Health and Wellbeing; Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Glasgow Housing Association (Wheatley Group); £2.1M (2005-ongoing)
- The international handbook of educational effectiveness and improvement: Research policy and practice. Routledge (2016)
- Poverty and aspirations failure. Economic Journal (2016)
- The impact on health of employment and welfare transitions for those receiving out-of-work disability benefits in the UK. Social Science and Medicine (2016)
- Housing improvements, fuel payment difficulties and mental health in deprived communities. International Journal of Housing Policy (2016)
- Researchers reveal benefits of providing off-grid solar power to rural communities in India
- Poverty linked to increased harm from alcohol
- Record-breaking four MVLS researchers named as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
- Glasgow to lead UK-wide housing research centre
- Professor Alison Phipps becomes Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences