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    

  • 09 Apr

    Promotion Workshop

    The Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team Working Group for Promotion/Reward & Recognition invite you to attend a workshop on 22 September 2015.
  • 18 Aug

    Research in Education

    What have we learned from twenty years’ of assessing children’s development at the start of primary school?
  • 10 Aug

    Data Visualisation Workshop for ECRs

    This one day course will provide practical training about how to construct clear and informative data visualisations in Excel.
  • 09 Sep

    Concepts and methods in causal mediation analysis

    Joint event of MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Statistical Society Glasgow Local Group