Welcome to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

Welcome to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

Our mission is to prevent disease, improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities: locally, nationally, and globally.‌

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.

In order to ensure that our research impacts on health, we have developed particular expertise in intervention studies. These include not only randomised trials of therapeutic agents and devices, but also complex community-based interventions and natural experiments. We also have a longstanding interest in using electronic health and administrative records for health research.        

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.

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