Edwin van Teijlingen is trained as a medical sociologist and has an interest in mixed-methods research, qualitative research and evaluation research. A large share of his academic work has been in the field of either Public Health or the Organisation of Maternity Care.
He has substantial research experience in conducting large-scale comparative studies, often using mixed-methods approaches. He has been involved in evaluating large-scale community-based public-health interventions in Scotland funded by, for example, the Chief Scientist Office (Scottish Government, Edinburgh), the Wellcome Trust, and NHS Health Scotland.
Visiting Professor at Nobel College, affiliated with Pokhara University, Nepal; Visiting Professor at Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, affiliated with Tribhuvan University, Nepal; Visiting Professor, London Metropolitan University, UK