About us

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.

Find out more about the centre on our website or contact us via email with any questions.