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 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 September 2019: Dr Jo Mhairi Hale will present her ongoing research and plans at St Andrews as part of our Brown Bag Seminars.

1 October 2019: Dr David Stevenson, Business Development at University of St Andrews, will discuss funding opportunities as part of our Research Seminars.


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.