The School of Health and Life Sciences has a long tradition of conducting a wide range of multi-disciplinary applied health research that is economically and socially relevant – applying new knowledge to problems of global significance. This is realised through our Research Centre for Health (ReaCH), which aims to make direct and significant contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 3 – good health and wellbeing – to ‘ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages’.
The core of our activity is to focus on enhancing lives of people with long-term health conditions as well as developing and evaluating public health and lifestyle interventions.
The centre showcases the work undertaken in our research groups in the themes of public health: Ageing well; Child and adolescent health; Safeguarding health through infection prevention (SHIP); Sexual health and blood borne viruses; Substance use; and long term-conditions: Living with stroke and other long-term conditions; Molecular mechanisms of long-term conditions; Musculoskeletal health; and Vision research. Colleagues in the Chief Scientist Office-funded Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP) and Public Health Scotland also contribute to the centre.
Our goal in all our research is to have a lasting and positive impact on the lives of individuals and wider society. We aim to reach out to communities as part of our Common Good philosophy to make a real difference to the quality of people’s lives in Scotland and around the world.