About the school

The School of Social and Community Medicine is one of the UK's leading centres for research and teaching in population health sciences.

We work on key public health and healthcare issues by developing collaborative and multidisciplinary research. Our researchers come from a wide range of academic disciplines and clinical specialities, and they work together to address key questions relating to population health.

Our research excellence was recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and we have nearly 400 staff and over 80 research students, shared across two buildings, Canynge Hall and Oakfield House.

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes provide training and career development for undergraduate medical students, primary care, psychiatry, public health, paediatric and surgery trainees, other clinicians, and research staff. The postgraduate short course programme is a popular and well known source of intensive courses in research methods and skills.

Visitors are welcome to attend our programme of research seminars. The school also provides regular News updates.

Athena SWAN awards

The School of Social and Community Medicine was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in April 2013.

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia. The Charter was launched in June 2005. Any higher education institution which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in STEMM in higher education and research can apply for membership.

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