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.

Social patterning of sexual health information and the ‘digital divide’

Information about health issues is gathered and developed from a whole range of sources and networks. There is increasing interest in the opportunities presented by social media for sexual health intervention, and the possible limits from a digital divide, whereby those in more deprived areas, and often more at risk, could be least likely to engage or benefit from such internet-based interventions. As well as this, it is possible that a focus on health literacy could have a positive impact on health outcomes and interest has been growing in the potential for sexual health literacy as a health promotion tool. This qualitative PhD project aims to explore how young people from a range of backgrounds seek, understand and assess online sexual health information.

Current Research

Susan Martin started her studentship in September 2013 and is currently analysing and writing up her findings.

Project Students

External Collaborators