Improving health and reducing inequalities through the study of social influences on health and wellbeing.
Not everyone experiences the same opportunities to lead a long and healthy life.
At MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, we conduct high quality research that has a real impact on health and wellbeing, and on reducing health inequalities – both at home and across the globe.
We have a particular focus on developing and using cutting-edge methods to understand how social, behavioural, economic, political and environmental factors influence health. We work with decision makers, practitioners and the public to identify interventions and policies that can have an effective and sustained impact on health and wellbeing, particularly among those most in need.
21 FebThe Unit is collaborating with global universities and organisations on ARISE: Accountability and Responsiveness in Informal Settlements for Equity, the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Hub.
04 FebA new study has found that working adults’ exercise frequency was higher where they lived and worked in closer proximity to private sports halls, gyms and swimming pools, compared with public facilities. Many more physical activity facilities were accessible near people’s workplaces compared with their homes.