Head of Research

Associate Professor Dr Gill Hubbard


We are based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, which is one of the most remote and rural regions of the United Kingdom.

Academic staff include nurses, midwives and behavioural scientists at the Inverness and Stornoway campuses. We conduct research to improve health and wellbeing in remote and rural regions that has international significance and spans urban populations.  Health and wellbeing is defined broadly to include functional, emotional and social health and our research expertise includes:

  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Active health
  • Health and social care interventions and evaluation
  • Improvement science
  • Nurse education

Grants and Awards currently active:

  • A physical activity intervention to improve the quality of life of bowel cancer patients with a stome: A feasibilty study

          Bowel and Cancer Research



  • Primary care transformation remote and rural case studies

          Scottish School of Primary Care