The University of Aberdeen (UoA) has a significant track record in global health that spans several decades. Our work encompasses leprosy eradication and control, the evaluation of complex maternal health strategies, health surveillance, community empowerment and health systems strengthening.
Our work is underpinned by a renowned history of interdisciplinarity in health sciences from Sir Dugald Baird’s social research in obstetrics and the Aberdeen MRC Medical Sociology Unit, to the first Health Economics Research Unit in Europe.
UoA also promotes cultures of inter-sectoral working and public engagement in research via the Centre for Global Development and Public Engagement Research Unit. UoA is also ranked first in Scotland for impact in Public Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care.
The environment is further enriched via long-term collaborations with Umeå Centre for Global Health Research (UCGHR), in Sweden and the Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwaterstrand.