Glasgow researchers led a project to assess the impact of cuts to local authority budgets and created a toolkit to mitigate negative results. The findings have influenced policy at a national and local government level, inspired public debate and influenced budgetary decision-making.
- Assessing policy to address the medium-run impact of COVID-19 on income and health inequality with models informed by the history of disease outbreak; UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), £242k (2020-22).
- Strengthening data linkage to reduce health inequalities in low and middle income countries: building on the Brazilian 100 million cohort; National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), £490k (2020-21).
- Clean air, good health: an arts-based, participatory approach to air pollution research in Kenya; Wellcome Trust, £97k (2019-20).
- Do gender-differences in access to urban landscapes lead to gender-inequalities in mental and physical health?; Medical Research Council, £287k (2019-22).
- Colombian river guardians rally support in Scotland
- Major new report takes stock of violence in Scotland
- New study finds victims of rape or sexual assault feel marginalised
- Children from deprived areas six times more exposed to tobacco retail
- Glasgow researchers launch Scottish findings of Welfare Conditionality Project
- Funding to UK researchers to help communities and their river hit by illegal mining
- UofG to help set up Malawi's first dental school
- Early impacts of Universal Credit: the tip of the iceberg? The Lancet Public Health (2020).
- Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level GPS data in Scotland. BMJ Tobacco Control (2019).
- Inequalities in the dental health needs and access to dental services among looked after children in Scotland: a population data linkage study. BMJ Archives of Disease in Childhood (2017)
- Socioeconomic status as an effect modifier of alcohol consumption and harm: analysis of linked cohort data. The Lancet Public Health (2017)
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 policymakers, 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.