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.

Mission:

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    


  • 26 Jun

    Security Certification for Robertson Centre

    The Robertson Centre for Biostatistics has had its ISO27001 Information Security Management accreditation awarded for another year after an ISO inspectors’ audit.
  • 23 Jun

    Sharing Experience of Online Course Development

    On the 12th June Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen Dr. Debbi Marais, addressed a group of Institute of Health and Wellbeing staff to share her experience of online course development.
  • 22 Jun

    Glasgow Science Festival

    On Sunday the 14th June 2015, Dr Jana Anderson joined the Glasgow Science Festival to talk to children and their parents about the importance of the healthy balanced diet.
  • 18 Jun

    Glasgow Science Festival

    'Who will accept your invitation for dinner? Can you assemble an Eat Well Plate in 30s? Can you find the food with the highest salt content?''