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    

  • 12 Feb

    IHW New Core Meeting Hours Policy

    IHW New Core Meeting Hours Policy
  • 21 Jan

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  • 29 Jan

    Military service 'link' to motor neurone disease

    People who have served in the military are more likely to develop motor neurone disease (MND) than those who have not, a new study has suggested
  • 19 Jan

    MPH Graduate update

    Zhimin Zhu graduated Master of Public Health in December 2015. From Yichang City in China’s Hubei Province – home of the Three Gorges Dam – Zhimin has returned to China to take up the position of the assistant to the CEO of a private Ophthalmic Hospital Group named Eyegood Ophthalmic which has five branches in Hubei Province.