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    


  • 23 Apr

    Fatal Silence

    Suicide claims a worrying number of lives, with men much more at risk than women in the UK.
  • 26 Mar

    PhD Research Studentships

    Applications are being sought for four PhD studentships in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow.
  • 10 Apr

    MRC Doctoral Training Partnership

    The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is hosting a patient engagement session and we would like to invite you to be our guest as a patient representative.
  • 08 Apr

    Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council Student Teaching Awards 2015

    The Student Teaching Awards organised by the SRC is in its fifth year now. Although the University runs the Teaching Excellence Awards, the Student Teaching Awards are a chance for the Students of Glasgow to recognise the excellent work that staff have done over the past year.
  • 20 Jan

    Global Perspectives on Mental Well-being Knowledge Exchange/Summer School

    We warmly invite you to join us in Kigali at the ‘Global Perspectives on Mental Well-being’ knowledge exchange event/summer school which will explore ways of promoting reciprocal learning about mental well-being between the Global North and the Global South.
  • 16 Jan

    No more toys for boys; Time to change our healthcare model?

    Professor Maroeska Rovers Professor in evidence-based surgery, Radboudumc, the Netherlands will deliver a talk - In order to maintain future sustainability of our healthcare system, we need to ensure that surgical innovations are affordable, effective, and of value for the patient.
  • 10 Apr

    MRC Doctoral Training Partnership

    The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is hosting a patient engagement session and we would like to invite you to be our guest as a patient representative.
  • 09 Apr

    Promotion Workshop

    The Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team Working Group for Promotion/Reward & Recognition invite you to attend one of two workshops on the 15th or 18th of June 2015.