The Centre for Living is part of an evolving infrastructure at Glasgow Caledonian University and has a role in delivering the University's strategy for research in place of the Institute for Applied Health Research. The Centre brings together research expertise largely drawn from the allied health sciences, social sciences, nursing, epidemiology and population health, and the life science discipline/academic base in the School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS) along with the co-hosted and Chief Scientist Office funded Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHPRU) and our strategic partnerships with Health Protection Scotland and NHS Lanarkshire and organise its research around two themes in (i) Public health and (ii) Long Term Conditions. The Centre also provides excellent opportunities for close collaboration with health economists and health services researchers in the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, and social work and social policy colleagues in Glasgow School for Business & Society as well as in the School of Health and Life Sciences.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Centre aims to make a direct and significant contribution to goal 3 – Good Health and Well-being which aims to ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’. Goal 3 has two major sub-themes that align directly to research in Long Term Conditions (UN sub-theme - ‘Non-communicable diseases and mental health’) and Public Health (UN sub-theme - ‘infectious diseases’).
As part of its strategic plans the Centre increasingly targets global funding calls from UK and wider sources and therefore potentially contributes to the third UN sub-theme in ‘Health systems and funding’. Finally, by extending the interdisciplinary base, inter-sector partnerships and international collaborations, the Centre is well placed to contribute to a wider range of SDGs including poverty, reduced inequalities and sustainable cities and communities.