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.
05 JunChildren from the most income deprived areas experienced similar exposure to tobacco retailing in one day as children from the least income deprived areas experience in one week.
19 JunFewer than one in 30 14-year-olds in the UK have had sexual intercourse or oral sex – less than previous studies may have suggested.