Centre for History in Public Health
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The Centre for History in Public Health was established in 2003, having originally developed from the AIDS Social History Programme in the late 1980s.
Its location within a multi-disciplinary public health institution is unique, and keeps it firmly in the forefront of historical research into public health, and health services.
Our mission: To promote and undertake high quality research in order to contribute to the development of the historical discipline and to historical understanding in the field of public health policy.
The Centre has core research interests in the history of public health, health services, health consumerism and substance use. The Centre receives funding from a variety of external research grants, including the Wellcome Trust, the ESRC, the HPA, the Department of Health, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Trust and the EU.
In addition to undertaking high quality research and teaching, we are involved in a range of engagement and impact activities, working with both policy makers and the wider public.
The Director of ChiPH is Professor Virginia Berridge.