Public Health is wide ranging and multi-disciplinary and a major strand of national and global health activity, policy and practice. The Centre for Public Health and Population Health Research (CPHPHR) has grown over the last five years with key new appointments and is now a major player in public health research.
In 2016, the Scottish Government Review of Public Health recommended that the Public Health function in Scotland was strengthened and ‘Delivering A Fairer Healthier Scotland’ recognised the ‘complex’ challenges it faced with “enduring inequalities; and changes in the pattern of disease requiring action to address the determinants of population health, as well as particular health priorities”.
This approach can also be located within the WHO strategy on research for health and has shaped key aspects of the CPHPHR’s own strategy. Our work also reflects the University’s research themes.
Our work is recognised both nationally and internationally and has had a major impact on both public health policy and practice. We are now growing the next generation of public health researchers to ensure we can continue to address major public health priorities both now and in the future. CPHPHR funding comes from a range of grant funders through competitive funding calls and applications.