About us

We are a group of social scientists based in the School of Social & Political Sciences, one of four schools within the College of Social Sciences, whose work is directly relevant to health and wellbeing.

Our academic backgrounds include anthropology, sociology, history, epidemiology, public policy and psychology and we use a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to address research questions of contemporary relevance to health and wellbeing from a social science perspective.

Our aims

Our overall aim is to better understand and improve health and well being through the application of social science theories and methodologies.

Our research themes

We have an established track record in a range of over-lapping research themes associated with health, wellbeing, public policy and technology.


Our staff contribute supervision and teaching to the following postgraduate programmes: 

In addition we provide training in research methods for graduates.

Our publications

We have produced the following publications: