Challenge Pathway: Health, Wellbeing and Communities

Developing the evidence base on childcare (for children aged 9 months to 11 years)

Scottish Government has committed to better understanding and testing how to deliver high-quality, local, affordable and accessible childcare for children aged 9 months to the end of primary school, which supports family wellbeing and employment and helps lift families out of poverty. We are working to build our evidence base in this area and are …

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Mapping Scotland’s Food System: Synthesizing high-level indicator data to assist in monitoring the outcomes of Scotland’s first Good Food Nation Plan

The successful candidate will provide analytical support for the Good Food Nation Plan (see policy context for more information). This will involve identifying, appraising and collating quantitative data across a range of food related policy areas that will be used to inform a baseline for monitoring future progress against the outcomes of the Plan to …

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Measuring palliative care experiences

Scotland’s new palliative care strategy is being developed with the aim that, “Everyone in Scotland receives well-coordinated, timely and high-quality palliative care, care around death and bereavement support based on their needs and preferences including support for families and carers.” This internship offers an exciting opportunity to shape the implementation of the palliative care strategy …

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Social research to support the development of the next phase of the Women’s Health Plan (WHP)

The intern will contribute to a programme of analytical work being undertaken to support the development of the next phase of the Women’s Health Plan, providing a robust evidence base to inform policy development in this area. The intern will specifically focus on collation and review of research related to women’s health, published since 2021 …

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