About us

Introductory video

Welcome to the School of Health and Wellbeing at University of Glasgow. Our mission is to prevent disease, improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities: locally, nationally and globally. Established in 2012, we sit within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and are home to 353 staff (240 academic, 113 professional services) as well as 191 doctoral students and 414 postgraduate taught students. We are strongly committed to the principles of equality and diversity, and in 2018 won a coveted Athena Swan Gold award.

Our aims

Through our inter-disciplinary programme of world-leading research and excellent research-led teaching we aim to improve population health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health.

Our research spans three research themes and is delivered across six research groups.

We also have strong links with a number of associate Social Scientists in Health academics based in the School of Social and Political Sciences, College of Social Sciences and elsewhere in University of GLasgow.

Our expertise

Our academics have a wide range of skills and expertise and our external collaborators include academics, the Scottish and UK Governments, the NHS, local authorities, and the voluntary and private sectors. We lead a range of research activities including:

  • monitoring trends in health and wellbeing;
  • investigating the social, environmental and biological 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.