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 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.
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.
Healthcare resources internationally are increasingly strained by the demands of multimorbidity in areas of deprivation. Research at Glasgow has led the healthcare sector and policy-makers in Scotland towards a greater recognition of mutimorbidity.
- Estimating the prevalence, quality and life, economic and societal impact of arthritis in Tanzania; National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), £1.9M (2018 -21)
- Mental Health Data Pathfinder; Medical resaerch Council (MRC), £1M (2018)
- GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLH); ESRC, £7.1M (2018 -21)
- Disadvantage and Participation Accountability Processes: Theory and Evidence from School Development and Management Committees in Karnataka, India; ESRC, DFID, £700k (2018-21)
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Group on Social Policy and Health Inequalities; NIHR Global Health Research Fund, £2M (2017)
- 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)
- The contribution of risk factors to socioeconomic inequalities in multimorbidity across the lifecourse: a longitudinal analysis of the Twenty-07 cohort. BMC Medicine (2017)
- Welfare-to-work interventions and their effects on the mental and physical health of lone parents and their children. Cochrane Library (2017)
- New research uncovers successes and failures of UK's help for Syrian immigrants
- UofG Professor to chair Scotland's Refugee Integration Partnership and Strategy
- Syrian refugees, their journey and aspirations in the spotlight
- Children's neighbourhoods Scotland win funding to tackle child poverty
- Institute of Health and Wellbeing receives funding boost from the Wolfson Foundation
- People with learning disabilities have a greater number of illnesses than previously understood