From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

Right Here Right Now

Within a changing environment that has seen UK government welfare reforms, a more precarious labour market, rising household costs and constrained public spending, there is a need to capture, in real-time, people’s lived experiences to inform timely decision-making and action.

Right Here Right Now is a Glasgow-based study which aims to establish and run a dynamic data collection, interpretation and dissemination process to:

  • provide a more nuanced understanding of how people live;
  • answer research questions rapidly in response to current events;
  • provide unbiased, unvarnished, comparable and longitudinal insights into life in the population of Glasgow; and
  • better understand the issues that are important to people.

The study is a collaborative project with the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, the Institute of Design Innovation at the Glasgow School of Art, and NHS Health Scotland.

Currently Right Here Right Now is in the pilot phase, with the aim of developing a timely, sustainable and efficient process for engaging with the people of Glasgow.

Taking part

If you have been invited to take part in the Right Here Right pilot study, you can find more information here:
Information Sheet
What Happens Next

If you are one of the Right Here Right Now community researchers you can access the online system here.