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 – issued by the United Nations in 2015 as a blueprint for peace and prosperity across the planet.

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 conditionsMolecular Mechanisms of long-term conditionsMusculoskeletal 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.

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