Glasgow researchers led a project to assess the impact of cuts to local authority budgets and created a toolkit to mitigate negative results. The findings have influenced policy at a national and local government level, inspired public debate and influenced budgetary decision-making.
- Personalised treatment packages for adults with intellectual developmental disabiities (IDD) and aggressive behaviour in community settings; National Institute for Health Research, £225k (2021-26)
- How are patient and caregiver participation in health and social care shaped by experienced burden of treatment and social inequalities? A qualitative synthesis; National Institute for Health Research, £35k (2021-23)
- Developing and evaluating the feasibility of a theory-based intervention to increase walking in adults with intellectual disabilities; Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, £93k (2021-24)
- Earmarked funding and the effectiveness of international development organizations (EF-IO); Medical Research Council, £1m (2021-25)
- International partnerships research global impact of COVID-19
- A study of the lives of people with learning disabilities through the pandemic
- Time for change to tackle malnutrition among older people in Scotland
- Childhood maltreatment linked to higher risk of multiple health conditions in later life
- Colombian river guardians rally support in Scotland
- Major new report takes stock of violence in Scotland
- New study finds victims of rape or sexual assault feel marginalised
- Simulating the density reduction and equity impact of potential tobacco retail control policies. Tobacco Control (2020).
- Association between childhood maltreatment and the prevalence and complexity of multimorbidity: A cross-sectional analysis of 157,357 UK Biobank participants. Journal of Comorbidity (2020).
- Early impacts of Universal Credit: the tip of the iceberg? The Lancet Public Health (2020).
- Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level GPS data in Scotland. BMJ Tobacco Control (2019).
- Inequalities in the dental health needs and access to dental services among looked after children in Scotland: a population data linkage study. BMJ Archives of Disease in Childhood (2017)
At Glasgow we work together to understand, and address, the processes that generate inequalities and their profound effects on individuals, communities and populations across the world.
Inequality, deprivation and marginalisation have many causes. In Glasgow, we recognise that a one-size-fits-all answer does not exist, and we work to find appropriate, sustainable solutions.
We work with communities, governments and international organisations to evaluate and develop policies and action that seek to create fairer societies.
For example, our award-winning research and learning programme, GoWell has informed policies and strategies which have directly led to improvements in social regeneration and health outcomes in deprived neighbourhoods and communities.
We have created new forums for dialogue and influence on refugee, asylum and migration policy. Working with policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders, Glasgow researchers have enhanced service delivery for marginalised groups by informing policy debates.
Our researchers work with local and national governments to develop and assess policies to reduce health inequalities. Researchers from Glasgow have shown that having access to green space may significantly reduce the gap in mental wellbeing and mortality between richer and poorer people. This work is now influencing urban planning and development, with the long-term aim of changing people’s environments and reducing health inequalities.
Our goal is to support real world change so that everyone can fulfil their potential irrespective of who they are or where they come from.