The Centre for Population Health Sciences acts as a research hub, drawing together public health and primary care clinicians, biomedical and social scientists, and statisticians and epidemiologists. Our scope of research extends from aetiological studies to clinical trials and health services research, deploying both qualitative and quantitative methods. Increasingly we are tackling research projects involving secondary analyses of existing data sets, and/or analyses of linked routine health service data.
Many researchers work across multiple areas, and some individuals have very specific research interests that may not be included in the list below. If in doubt, please get in touch. However, to give an overview of some of the areas of research in CPHS, please see further information on each of the principle research groups.
- Allergic and respiratory disease
- Chronic disease epidemiology
- Clinical trials and statistical methodology
- Ethnicity and health
- Global health
- Molecular epidemiology of complex diseases
- Palliative care
- Children, families and relationships
- Social studies of health and medicine
- Epidemiology of infectious diseases
There is substantial interdisciplinary collaboration between the research topic groups within CPHS. Investigators within the Centre for Population Health Sciences also have important and productive working relationships with various national and international research groups. CPHS as a whole has a close working relationships with other research centres and groupings within the University (see below).
CPHS contributions to/collaboration with major University of Edinburgh research groupings/ centres
|Type of grouping/centre||University of Edinburgh Centre/ Research grouping|
|Within our School
(Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences)
|Within our College
(Medicine and Veterinary Medicine)
|In other Colleges||
|Cross-college research groups|
Overall CPHS research outputs can be perused: