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    

  • 08 Jul


    MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING CONFERENCE: Transforming Mental Health & Wellbeing of a Nation
  • 06 Jul

    Global Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing – Summer-School, June 2015

    Between the 15th - 19th June 2015, the Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW) of the University of Glasgow in conjunction with the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) of the University of Rwanda jointly organised a 5-day summer-school in Kigali, Rwanda that focused on the topic of ‘Global Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing’.
  • 02 Jul

    Call for Applications

    New project entitled "Health, Happiness & Wellbeing - Transitions to Successful Adulthood" funded by the Caledonian Research Fund. Please see the RSE website for further details and how to apply.
  • 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.