Welcome and overview

Welcome to the webpages of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at University of Glasgow.

Institute mission

Our mission is to prevent disease, improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities: locally, nationally and globally.‌

Institute research themes

‌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 324 staff (210 academic, 114 professional and support) as well as 143 doctoral students and 215 postgraduate taught students.

Photo of Professor Jill PellOur 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, for which we received the Athena SWAN Gold award in 2018.

Professor Jill Pell
Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing