Upcoming Events

25 June: Prof Samir KC will present at our seminar series.

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 in the UK and internationally, in disciplines throughout the social and medical sciences.

Our research interests include:

  • Ethnicity and minority populations
  • Fertility
  • Health and well-being
  • Migration and new mobilities
  • Mortality
  • Population estimations
  • Population inequalities

Our work uses quantitative analysis of censuses, surveys and administrative data; qualitative data; and mixed methods. Our research is notable for its applied policy-relevance and our record of attracting funding from research councils, charities, the EU, and central and local government (see the Research and Project pages for more information).

The group hosts the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC), the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), the Census and Administrative Data Longitudinal Studies (CALLS) Hub and is affiliated with the Centre for Housing Research (CHR) and the ERC DeprivedHoods project. We are always interested in new collaborations so do get in touch.