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.
31 OctNew research involving the SPHSU, has found that children are spending less time being physically active, with a greater decline among girls compared with boys.
08 OctA new study led by the SPHSU alongside colleagues from ISD Scotland, is the first to describe the mental wellbeing of people in prison in Scotland.