£1.6 million granted to extend study into health and well-being in Glasgow

Published: 8 June 2012

A major programme studying health and wellbeing in Glasgow has been extended.

Professor Ade Kearns has been successful in gaining an extension of the funding for the major GoWell programme which studies health and well-being in Glasgow since 2005.

GoWell stands for the Glasgow Community Health and Wellbeing Research and Learning Programme. It is a mixed-methods long-term study of the health and wellbeing impacts of housing investment and regeneration across fifteen communities inGlasgow, and has been in operation since 2005.  GoWell is a collaboration between Urban Studies, the MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, and involves up to 20 full- and part-time researchers and support staff across the three organisations.  

GoWell is funded by The Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Glasgow Housing Association.  Earlier this month, GoWell's activity in Urban Studies was re-funded by the sponsors for a further 4 years at a total cost of up to £909k over 4 years, which supports a team of three full-time researchers and a part-time secretary.

At the same time, The Scottish Government provided further funding of up to £720k over five years (2012 to 2017) for GoEast, i.e. to extend GoWell's study sites to include a large part of the East End of the city in order to examine the impacts of regeneration and of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on the surrounding or 'host' community, as part of their broader analytical programme on legacy impacts. A fourth full-time researcher will be appointed to join the GoWell Team as a result. The Team were also awarded one of the Scottish Government/ESRC Collaborative PhD studentships to study the impacts of the CG on young people in the East End, joining four other doctoral students already attached to the Programme.

If anyone wants to know more about the GoWell Programme, go to www.gowellonline.com

First published: 8 June 2012

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