About the Programme

Why Relationships and Health?

Social relationships exert strong influence on health and wellbeing. Social connection and support is fundamental to good health; while isolation and harmful relationships are strong risk factors. Context matters; human relationships are played out within broad and complex social systems which influence health.

About our research 

We explore human relationships in context to tackle key population health issues.  We focus on inherently relational health topics (like loneliness), and public health priorities that are strongly influenced by relationships (like mental health and healthy ageing). Our research also focuses on relational mechanisms of change, recognising that human relationships are crucial to the effectiveness of complex interventions. We use relational theories – such as social network theory – to understand problems and test solutions to key public health challenges.

About our team

Our team comprises researchers from a wide range of backgrounds: psychology, sociology, human sciences, political science. Our programme has three overlapping workstreams: Intimate partners and families; peer networks; and communities. We work with partners such as Rape Crisis, the Scottish Prison Service, NHS health boards and Public Health Scotland to frame research questions, and together design and evaluate interventions.   

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Relationships and Health


Equally Safe at School – a whole school approach to preventing gender-based violence 

PACES – social connectivity and physical activity in later life

CONUNDRUM – co-producing national sexual health policy with young people  

National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 

The Scottish Drug-Related Deaths Study

Net4Health: Social networks and adolescent health

WAYS (Wellbeing Among Youth in Scotland)

The Good Measure project – advancing the measurement of gender and sexual dimensions of adolescent mental health and wellbeing

KATAWAG Study – workplace mental health and wellbeing


Equally safe at school

Navigating new relationships in mid-life

How do people count their lifetime partners

Impact on parental imprisonment on children


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Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2015) Parenting stress and parent support among mothers with high and low education. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(6), pp. 907-918. (doi: 10.1037/fam0000129) (PMID:26192130) (PMCID:PMC4671474)

Siu, G.E., Wight, D. and Seeley, J. (2012) How a masculine work ethic and economic circumstances affect uptake of HIV treatment: experiences of men from an artisanal gold mining community in rural eastern Uganda. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 15(3(S.1)), p. 17368. (doi: 10.7448/IAS.15.3.17368)

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Parkes, A. , Waylen, A., Sayal, K., Heron, J., Henderson, M. , Wight, D. and Macleod, J. (2014) Which behavioral, emotional and school problems in middle-childhood predict early sexual behavior? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(4), pp. 507-527. (doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-9973-x)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. , Young, R. and Wight, D. (2016) Does parenting help to explain socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index trajectories? Longitudinal analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(9), pp. 868-873. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2015-206616) (PMID:27056682) (PMCID:PMC5013155)

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Shenderovich, Y., Sacolo-Gwebu, H., Fang, Z., Lachman, J. , Cluver, L. and Ward, C. (2023) Adaptations and staff experiences in delivering parenting programmes and other family support services in three community-based organisations in Cape Town, South Africa during the COVID pandemic. Global Public Health, (doi: 10.1080/17441692.2022.2129725) (Early Online Publication)

Boydell, N. , Riddell, J. , Sweeting, H. and Mitchell, K. (2017) A Whole Schools Approach to Gender-Based Violence: Findings of Schools Consultation (Stage 2). Whole Schools Approach to Gender-Based Violence Working Group Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, 25th January 2017. (Unpublished)

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