MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit celebrates 20 years of joint core funding

The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit has published a timeline of highlights from 20 years of research into the social influences on health and wellbeing.

For the past two decades, the Unit has been supported by joint core funding from the Medical Research Council and Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office, building on the legacy of its research dating back to 1955. Picture of a building

The Unit was established in 1998, following the merger of the MRC Medical Sociology Unit and the Public Health Research Unit at the University of Glasgow. Today, the Unit has over 130 researchers and support staff and 17 PhD students working across the following six programmes:

•    Complexity in Health Improvement
•    Measurement and Analysis of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health
•    Social Relationships and Health Improvement
•    Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations
•    Neighbourhoods and Communities
•    Informing Healthy Public Policy.

View the timeline: timeline.sphsu.gla.ac.uk


First published: 10 December 2018