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

19 November 2019: Dr Bram Vanhoutte, University of Liverpool, will give a seminar on “How housing careers influence the timing of ageing.”

22 November 2019: Dr Keith Halfacree, Swansea University, will give a seminar on “Sheep who Shape ‘Something More than a Human Estate’: Establishing a Neglected Rural Geography.”


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.