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Social work & social policy Health & Wellbeing

We are a vibrant, enthusiastic and collaborative research group who produce world-leading, international and multi-disciplinary scholarship, applied research and consultancy on issues of health policy, public health, health inequalities, health history and social work (within the context of health). 

Our expertise includes:

  • Distribution of health and well-being within and between societies
  • Health inequalities
  • Ethical issues in the use of technologies in social care
  • How health policy is made and implemented
  • History of height, morbidity and mortality
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Violence prevention and health
  • Social and economic determinants of health
  • Public health approaches to death, dying and bereavement
  • Learning disabilities
  • Health citizenship
  • Personal outcomes
  • Migration and health
  • Health and human rights

We have strong links with the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, third sector partners, World Health Organisation and high profile international academic institutions such as Yale University, New York University, City University of New York, Ulm University, Germany, Macquarie University, Australia, the University of Santiago, Chile, University of Umeä, Sweden and Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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