Introducing Margaret Thomson, UofG Health and Wellbeing Advisor

Published: 17 August 2023

Guest contributor Margaret Thomson from the UofG People and Occupational Development Directorate introduces her important role supporting colleagues in making positive changes to their health and wellbeing

We are delighted to welcome Margaret Thomson from the UofG People and Occupational Development (OD) Directorate as a guest contributor to HAWKEYE, introducing herself and her work in the key area of colleague wellbeing. 

Photo of UofG staff member Margaret Thomson standing on a beach with a tiny puppy

Hello, my name is Margaret Thomson and I work as part of the University of Glasgow Health and Wellbeing Team, which is part of the People and Occupational Development Directorate; and I undertake the role of Wellbeing Lead.

I have been employed at the university for 18 years (mostly in an HR Business Partner capacity). However, I took on the new position of Wellbeing Lead following the launch of the Colleague Wellbeing Strategy in 2022. This role provides the opportunity to make an effective contribution to the delivery of the objectives of the university’s Colleague Wellbeing Strategy as a central theme to the World Changers Together People and OD strategy.

Taking on this position provides the opportunity to make positive change for colleagues across our community – ensuring our wellbeing offering is prevention-focused and that it reflects a holistic approach to wellbeing encompassing the physical, mental, social, spiritual and financial 5 ways of wellbeing model, as visualised in our wellbeing wheel. 

Image of the wellbeing wheel, with text reading Connect, Be active, Five, Learn, Take Notice 

Alongside the Colleague Wellbeing Strategy, the Health and Wellbeing Hub was also launched as a central resource for all information and tools related to wellbeing and our wellbeing offering has been organised around the 5 ways of wellbeing.

Colleagues can access the Hub via MyGlasgow staff portal.

We are encouraging all colleagues to utilise the Hub, make sure of the wellbeing resources available and to share feedback, thoughts or suggestions on this with us via email Colleagues can also visit the hub to review our latest news and events.

Margaret Thomson
Health and Wellbeing Advisor
People and Organisational Development

Going forward, the SHW Athena Swan team hopes to work in partnership with Margaret on wellbeing initiatives and will report back in future editions of HAWKEYE. 

Visit the University of Glasgow Wellbeing Hub

First published: 17 August 2023