We're a group of teachers and researchers concerned with all the things people and societies do and don't do to look after each other, in Scotland, across the UK and Europe, and around the world.
The subject group offers a broad range of programmes and courses and is also home to the Global Health Policy Unit which itself offers MSc programmes, a range of courses and a PhD.
Social Policy has developed and continues to sustain a strong international and national reputation for the quality of its research, and for its analyses of social and policy change both within the UK and in continental Europe.
Understanding financial vulnerability in older workers
Dr Lynne Robertson-Rose at Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science is leading a research project to investigate the long-term impact of financial vulnerability amongst older workers.
SPS alumna picks up British Council award in Kazakhstan
Dr Saltanat Janenova, who studied her PhD in Social Policy at the School of Social of Political Science in 2010, has won the Professional Achievement Award in the British Council Alumni Awards 2021 for Kazakhstan.
University of Edinburgh projects to meet challenge of healthy ageing
New research in the School of Social and Political Science has received a portion of £3million awarded to the University to meet the challenge of healthy ageing.
Dr Eleanor Brooks (GHPU, Social Policy) awarded funding for UACES Research Network – EU Health Governance – for period 2021-2024
The network will launch in April 2021, and aims to facilitate a broad and encompassing approach to the question ‘How should health be governed in the EU?’