The 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.

Expertise

The institute builds on existing strengths within the University of Glasgow and brings together experts from a range of disciplines across the university (and linked to the university) to pursue common themes:

  • 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

Research methods

  • 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

Teaching methods

The Institute provides an excellent learning environment via its taught postgraduate Masters courses and postgraduate research programmes, and its seminar series.


Global partnerships

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing strives to achieve a global impact in terms of both health and wellbeing improvement and reductions in inequalities. In order to realise this goal, we share knowledge through collaborations with academics and other partners in 73 countries across the world.  Our collaborations address both research and education.


 

Director of Institute Professor Jill Pell 

Henry Mechan Professor of Public Health ‌

Depute Director of Institute Professor Sally-Ann Cooper 

Professor of Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and Wellbeing, MVLS 

Depute Director of Institute Professor Sally Wyke Interdisciplinary Research 

Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences Administration, Social Sciences 

Head of Administration Ms Asha Costigan 

:contact 0141 330 3299 ihwadmin@glasgow.ac.uk 

About us

About us

The Research Institute of Health and Wellbeing spans the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences.

The Institute's aim is to improve population health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health.

Expertise

The Institute builds on existing strengths within the University of Glasgow and its partner organisations, bringing together experts from a range of disciplines. 

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

Research methods

  • 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 informed by evidence

Teaching 

The Institute provides an excellent learning environment via its taught postgraduate Masters courses and postgraduate research programmes, along with a range of seminars and events.