Oral Health and Health Research Programme
The purpose of this research programme is to reduce health inequality by addressing oral health as an indication and predictor of health and psycho-social functioning
This programme of research uses the Medical Research Council (MRC) framework for complex interventions as a structure from which the research evidence is systematically reviewed, modelling change theory conducted and feasibility trials piloted.
The programme is focused on the three main areas:
- behavioural sciences
- health promotion
- health disparities
The purpose of this research programme is to reduce health inequality by addressing oral health as an indication and predictor of health and psycho-social functioning. Researching the evidence-based and using a mixed-methods approach ensures that understanding people's main concerns will permit tailoring and achieving engagement with health interventions for those from socially excluded groups. It achieves this aim by providing high-quality research and being successful in securing CSO funding, Research Council funding (EPSRC) and grants income from industry and the Scottish Government.