Welcome to the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) website. We are a research centre at the University of Edinburgh, which focuses on all things public health.

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Projects – current

Stand Up for Health (SUH) Sedentary behaviour can be described as spending extended periods of time in a sitting, reclining or lying posture. It is a serious occupational health hazard, linked with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal issues, and poor mental wellbeing. The Stand Up …


Crossing borders and breaking down barriers: public health approaches for a complex world Inaugural Lecture by SCPHRPs Professor Ruth Jepson 8th April 2020 at 5.15pm Theatre G.03, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH The concept of public health has been around for centuries but its function and form is neither …