University of the Highlands and Islands
The University of the Highlands and Islands is growing its research expertise in various aspects of health and wellbeing. The breadth of expertise within the Division of Health Research is delivered through complementary science disciplines, specialist centres and a dedicated clinical trials facility. Each group undertakes discrete research projects, as well as collaborative initiatives, that bring together specific skills and facilities to deliver holistic outcomes in health research. Our Health researchers have been submitted to the latest assessment of research excellence in Higher Education (REF2014), as part of a joint submission with The Robert Gordon University, on account of a strong collaboration between the 2 institutions and an integrated strategy to tackle health issues relating to the north of Scotland. The Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science - based at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, is conducting extensive research, primarily into the causes and consequences of diabetes, but also into a wide range of clinical conditions; most notably cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. The department is also home to the Free Radical Research Facility, and has research expertise in genetics and immunology, and lipidomics. Rural Health and Wellbeing - The Network has particular research interests in digital health and user engagement in rural health services design and delivery.
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