Institute of Health and Wellbeing
The Research Institute of Health and Wellbeing spans the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences.
Our aim is to improve population health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health.
We do this by:
- monitoring trends in health and wellbeing
- improving our understanding of social and environmental determinants of health and wellbeing
- developing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, policies and practices to improve population health and wellbeing
- Knowledge exchange to ensure policies and practices are evidence informed
The University of Glasgow is well placed for these activities and has the relevant skills and experience. The Institute builds on existing strengths and brings together staff from a range of disciplines across the University (and linked to the University) to pursue common themes such as:
- environment and health
- perceptions and experiences of health and wellbeing
- inequalities in health and wellbeing
- new technologies to enhance health and wellbeing
- trials of health service and community-based interventions, and using ‘natural experiments’ to assess the impact on health and wellbeing of social, environmental or policy changes
- capitalising on longitudinal studies and the use of routine NHS or other administrative data
The Institute provides an excellent learning environment via its taught Masters courses and postgraduate research programmes, and its seminar series.
Athena SWAN The University of Glasgow has achieved a University Bronze Award and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing is currently working towards its own individual award.