Health, Well-Being and Society
The Health, Wellbeing and Society Training Pathway has an interdisciplinary focus on the social determinants of health and well-being in our society today and is uniquely placed to train the next generation of future world leading researchers in social science relating to health. This pathway aspires to enhance through training and support the ESRC’s delivery goals of ‘influencing behaviour and informing interventions’ and ‘creating a vibrant and fair society’.
This pathway brings together internationally recognised social scientists engaging in medical and health research. It enhances our capacity for interdisciplinary research across a wide range of health-related social science (including health economics, health policy, health psychology, medical anthropology, medical geography, medical sociology, social gerontology, social epidemiology, sociology, social policy, social work and education) working in collaboration with statisticians and public health, clinical and biomedical scientists. Within this cross-disciplinary, cross institutional pathway there is expertise from a wide range of areas of research. These include: behavioural and social science perspectives on ageing; child health; early intervention and prevention; chronic illness; disability and human development; environmental health; ethics; genetic and reproductive technologies; health inequalities; health care systems (including primary care, community pharmacy, nursing and allied health care professionals); health policy and politics; public health and social epidemiology.
Students who do not have a Masters will take a full Masters recognised by the ESRC prior to beginning their PhD studies. Applicants who have a non-ESRC accredited Masters qualification will take a 60 credit PG Cert in Research Methods. For guidance on the best training route and further information, please feel free to contact departments directly.