Our Health & Social Care research team consists of researchers from a wide range of disciplines. One aim of the research group is to bring together expertise across medical research and healthcare practice to address the needs of patients from bench to bedside.


Institute Director and Knowledge Transfer Leader

  • Cherry Wainwright

    Cherry Wainwright

    Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and leads the Centre for Cardiometabolic Health Research. She is also joint lead of the Centre for Natural Products in Health  

  • Graduate School Leader

  • Rachel Knott

    Rachel Knott

    Dr Knott is a reader at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research interests include topics such as the vascular complications of diabetes, nutrient mediated regulation of gene expression, and the treatment of cystinosis.  

  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health Theme Leader

  • Giovanna Bermano

    Giovanna Bermano

    Dr Bermano is a Reader and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health Theme Leader at the Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research (IHWR).  

  • Psychosocial & Mental Health Theme Leader

  • Susan Klein

    Prof Susan Klein

    Professor Klein is Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research and Theme Leader for Neurological & Mental Health within the Institute for Health & Wellbeing Research (IHWR). Her research interests lie in the area of the psychosocial aspects of trauma, emergency preparedness and response, and the impact of dealing with critical incidents on occupational groups including remote healthcare practitioners.  

  • Practice Research Leader

  • Derek Stewart

    Professor Derek Stewart

    Professor Stewart is a professor at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. His research focus is in the area of pharmacy practice development, implementation and evaluation. His general interests lie in health services research methodologies and non-medical prescribing.