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

24 November 2020: Dr Stephen Jivraj, from UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, will give a talk titled “England’s unfair expansion of morbidity”.

1 December 2020: Dr Antonis Vradis, University of St Andrews, will introduce himself and his research to us.

8 December 2020: Dr Diego Alburez-Gutierrez, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, will give a talk titled “The ‘Sandwich Generation’ Revisited: Global Demographic Drivers of the Demand of Care-Time”.

15 December 2020: Dr Genevieve Cezard, University of St Andrews, will talk about her ongoing research: “Analysing multimorbidity longitudinally”.

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/