Department of Nursing and Midwifery


Health staff

Researching Health and Wellbeing Improvement

We foster a strong research community locally, and build research collaborations nationally and internationally in order to conduct high quality applied research that improves health and wellbeing within the Highlands and Islands and addresses key health questions relevant to Scotland and beyond.

We have expertise in developing novel interventions or evaluating existing health and social care services and have highly experienced nurse researchers and behavioural scientists.

We have expertise in patient and public involvement in research and engage the public in our research from start to finish.

Key research themes are:

  • Remote and rural health
  • Nursing workforce, education and pedagogy
  • Rehabilitation and physical activity
  • Quality improvement
  • Older people and dementia
  • Adolescent health
  • Palliative care

Our expertise compliments the expertise available in remote and rural health and life sciences research at the university. The Department of Nursing and Midwifery is part of the Institute of Health Research and Innovation that brings together all health researchers at UHI and has very close ties to the teaching sections of the Departments of Nursing and the Applied Life Studies Subject Network .

For more information on the full range of nursing courses, programmes and activities beyond their research interests please refer to:

The Department of Nursing web area