The Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health aims to improve the lives of individuals and communities through pioneering research on:
- Organisational and policy analysis of social business and microfinance;
- Development and application of methods for evidencing the impacts of social business and microfinance;
- Economic evaluation of health interventions; and
- Eliciting societal values with respect to health and wellbeing improvement.
Since its inception in 2010, the Centre has won competitive research awards from major funders, such as the Medical Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government’s Health Department. The Centre also collaborates on major collaborative awards from the Research Councils, the European Commission, the Chief Scientist Office and the National Institute for Health Research. Centre members are also co-investigators on grants from the National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.