About us

Since 2004, we have sought to generate insights and evidence, support new approaches, and inform and influence action to improve health and tackle inequality.

Working with a wide range of partners, we conduct research of direct relevance to policy and practice; facilitate and stimulate the exchange of ideas, fresh thinking and debate; and support processes of development and change.

Based in Glasgow, we have a focus on the particular characteristics of this city, but our learning and approaches are transferable to other cities worldwide.


Our activities are directed towards four main aims:

  • To create and test new models for understanding the patterns, and causes, of Glasgow's enduring poor health while identifying potential solutions and actions for improvement.
  • To bring excellent and innovative population health research together with the work of policymakers and service providers to accelerate and strengthen processes for better and more equal health.
  • To develop greater capacity for effective action to improve health through educational processes and events, provision of regular communications, and organisational and professional development.
  • To be a focus for the exchange of ideas, independent thinking, analysis and debate about population health and health inequalities, linked with similar activities elsewhere in the world.

Partners and governance

We are a partnership between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow City Council, and the University of Glasgow, funded by the Scottish Government.

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These partner organisations are formally engaged in establishing and supporting the Centre’s strategy, priorities and work programme through two key bodies: the Management Board and the Executive Management Team.

In addition to this formal partnership and governance structure, we work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and partners from a range of organisations, sectors and communities.

The role of the Management Board

The Management Board ensures good governance of the GCPH on behalf of the core partners, and provides leadership, advice and support to the Centre’s management team. Its strategic role is to ensure the overall delivery of the Centre’s work and its continued relevance to, and interface with, partners’ interests.

Management Board membership

Membership of the Board is drawn from all of the Centre’s partner organisations – Scottish Government, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow City Council and the University of Glasgow. Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership is also represented. The GCPH Director and Associate Director are also full members of the Board. The Board is chaired by the chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 

Current members of the Management Board

Management Board papers

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team consists of a representative from each local partner organisation and the GCPH Director and Associate Director. The Executive Management Team meets regularly, to consider emerging findings and their implications, new developments and any operational issues requiring partner involvement.


We recognise the importance and urgency of action in the face of the climate crisis – for now and for future health and equity. We are aware that carbon emissions will be produced in the course of our work and are working towards managing our environmental impacts responsibly and ethically as much as possible.

We are committed to doing what we can to reduce our energy use, carbon footprint and waste. We have changed a number of working practices to support a more sustainable office culture and continue to challenge ourselves about what more we can do in our day-to-day practices. 

Our blog describes some of the actions we have taken in adopting a more environmentally sustainable working culture, including reducing our paper use and office food waste, using more sustainable transport options and providing vegetarian, locally sourced food at our events.