Institute for Health & Wellbeing Research

The Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research is a multi-disciplinary research centre that focuses it's activities on addressing major issues around the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, care and welfare of patients.

The institute draws on the research skills of academic staff in four schools:

  • Applied Social Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Pharmacy and Life Sciences

and the two research centres in the Faculty of Health & Social Care:

Research across multiple disciplines

The institute is structured to harness this wide range of research strengths and undertake studies in three key thematic areas: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health, Environmental & Occupational Health and Psychosocial and Mental health.

We provide a dynamic and multi-disciplinary research environment and welcome the opportunity to develop external collaborations that address the needs of the patient - from the bench to the bedside.


Research in collaboration

The Institute engages in many collaborative projects both nationally and internationally. Explore our map of collaborations to view the spread of our research teams.


  1. Prof. Cherry Wainwright

    Cherry Wainwright

    As Institute Director, Prof. Wainwright's key role is to oversee the development and implementation of our research and knowledge exchange strategy, and to ensure the IHWR Graduate School provides an excellent academic, multidisciplinary environment for RGU graduate students.

    Professor Cherry Wainwright Director, Institute for Health and Welfare Research

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  1. 24, April, 2014 RGU staff deliver successful training programme in Qatar

    Staff from RGU travelled to the Middle East recently to deliver training to Pharmacy staff in the region.  

  2. 01, April, 2014 Sexual health conference for Afro-Caribbean Diaspora held at RGU

    The free event will be held at the university's Riverside East building in Garthdee on Saturday, April 19  

  3. 28, February, 2014 RGU experts highlight healthy eating at Hazlehead Academy

    Experts from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing Research will deliver a series of workshops throughout the year.  

  4. 27, February, 2014 RGU professor takes medicine back to the future

    RGU professor to put the spotlight on natural products as a means for medication at a professorial lecture held at RGU next week.  

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