Welcome to Child Life and Health

CLaH seeks to foster and deliver internationally leading research and training into the causes, consequences and management of childhood onset diseases as well as optimising the healthy development of children and young people.

Jürgen Schwarze – Edward Clark Chair of Child Life and Health

Who we are

Child Life and Health (CLAH) was established in 1931. The Department was initially in Chalmers Street adjacent to the old Royal Infirmary and the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion. CLAH moved into its first purpose-built accommodation when the new Wing of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children was completed in August 1994.

What we do

Child Life and Health provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and conducts research in paediatric and adolescent medicine. CLAH collaborates with National Health Service (NHS) researchers including the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health and Community Paediatrics, Lothian Primary Care Trust and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. CLAH also has ongoing collaborations within the University of Edinburgh with embedded researchers in the Queens Medical Research Institute, Chancellors Buildings and the Centre for Molecular Medicine.

How to contact us

Child Life and Health is based at 20 Sylvan Place, Edinburgh EH9 1UW.
You may contact us by telephone, the number is 0131 536 0801, Fax: 0131 536 0821
or email: elaine.forbes@ed.ac.uk

Page last updated on 13 August 2012