Welcome to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

Welcome to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing was established in 2012.  It comprises five Research Groups -   Public Health; General Practice and Primary Care; Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment; Social Sciences; and Mental Health and Wellbeing  - as well as the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, Clinical Trials Unit and the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.  The Institute comprises 330 staff, of whom 216 are academic, as well as 197 doctoral students and 167 postgraduate taught students.

Our work is inter-disciplinary.  Our academics have a wide range of skills and expertise and our external collaborators include academics, the Scottish and UK Governments, NHS, Local Authorities, the voluntary and private sectors.  Knowledge exchange and public engagement are priorities for our Institute.  We are also strongly committed to the principles of equality and diversity and all members of our Institute are engaged with our Athena Swan work.


To Prevent Disease, Improve Health and Wellbeing, and Reduce Inequalities: Locally, Nationally and Globally.‌

Institute Research Themes:

  • Determinants of health and health inequalities
  • Data Science: Using routine administrative data and record linkage for research
  • Solution-focused research: Complex intervention studies and randomised trials

Professor Jill Pell, Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing    

  • 24 Nov

    Liz Campbell Prize

    The Liz Campbell Prize is being awarded to outstanding students completing the MSc Global Mental Health programme
  • 20 Nov

    BBC's Life After Suicide wins Best Factual Award

    The BBC1 documentary Life After Suicide (which aired earlier in the year) in which Rory O'Connor was an advisor and contributor has won the prestigious Best Factual Award at the 2015 Mind Media Awards
  • 17 Nov

    Viva Success

    Congratulations from IHW
  • 10 Nov

    Memorandum of Understanding

    The Institute of Health and Wellbeing is delighted to announce that a Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed with Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey