About Us

The University of St Andrews Population and Health Research Group is one of the largest groups in the United Kingdom researching the geographies of population, health, and housing. We actively collaborate with colleagues both internationally and in the UK in disciplines throughout the social and medical sciences.

Our work uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches to the census, survey, and administrative data. Our research is notable for its applied policy relevance and our record of attracting fundings from research councils, charities, the European Union, and central and local governments (see our Research page for more information).

Upcoming Events

2 March 2021: Dr Julia Mikolai, from University of St Andrews, will present her paper “The intersection of partnership and fertility histories among immigrants and their descendants in the United Kingdom: A multistate approach”.

9 March 2021: Dr Adriana Duta, from University of Edinburgh, will give a talk titled “Social inequalities in educational and occupational outcomes in Scotland: evidence using sibling data”.

23 March 2021: Dr Kitty Lymperopoulou, from Manchester Metropolitan University, will give a take titled “Immigration, diversity and trust: the competing and intersecting role of English language ability in the community”.

The research group is connected with three major ESRC Research Centres: the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC), Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), and Census & Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (CALLS-HUB).
We are also affiliated with the Centre for Housing Research (CHR) and ERC DeprivedHoods project.


The Population and Health Research Group is a part of the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews.

University of St Andrews: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

School of Geography and Sustainable Development: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/gsd/