We are a team of researchers at the University of Glasgow who try to understand how things like where we live, who we spend time with, and how much money and power we have affect people’s health and wellbeing. We want to know why these things affect people differently and work out the best ways to improve health for everyone, but especially for people who experience the poorest health.

We try to answer questions like:

  • Why does how long you live for depend so much on where you were born and where you live?
  • What is the impact of changes to people’s incomes on mental health?
  • What role does the media play in promoting unhealthy food and drink?
  • How can schools best support the health and wellbeing of students?
  • What can governments do to reduce the unfair differences in health between groups (health inequalities)

There are lots of different paths you can take to working in public health research including statistics, geography, medicine, economics, nursing, psychology and many more.

You can meet some members of our team here!

Marissa's profile and illustration

Thuy's profile and illustration

Mark's profile and illustration


Jon's profile and illustration

Emily's profile and illustration

Laurence's profile and illustration

Valerie's profile and illustration

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