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 2017-2018

This is a video that the research team produced about being physically active (PA) with a stoma. We are using it to:

  • Support people with a stoma by encouraging PA
  • Disseminating to nurses to encourage recommending PA to patients
  • Recruit patients to research about PA