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.
04 DecAnalysis of how UK newspapers presented the sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages policy debate suggests that media representation was frequently supportive of sugar tax and this may have played a role in shaping its acceptability.
28 NovProf Rich Mitchell recognised in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list