Good Health and Well Being

Our work and activity in relation to 'Good Health and Well Being', one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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The University of Dundee’s work in support of human health and wellbeing spans life sciences discovery research to a wide range of clinical applications. Researchers across several of our Schools, including DentistryHealth Sciences and Medicine aim to act locally and have impact globally by improving human health and wellbeing through teaching and research.

Health and wellbeing is one of our interdisciplinary research themes and our researchers collaborate with a range of national and global health institutions to improve outcomes from the local to the global. Read more about some of these projects below.


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A University of Dundee expert and his colleagues have received a prestigious international honour after creating a new model to assess the performance of analyses of Vitamin D in blood

Published on 16 September 2021

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University of Dundee scientists and clinicians have secured £5 million in funding to aid research that aims to establish the causes of vulnerability to chronic pain and advance treatment

Published on 27 May 2021

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View New Coronavirus Toolkit allows for ‘open access’ of antibodies and genetic tools to further global research into Covid-19 variants

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An international consortium, led by scientists in Scotland, have devised a Coronavirus Toolkit which gives researchers from across the world open access to a wide range of materials to further Covid-19 research.

Published on 25 February 2021

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Work to build on Dundee’s world-class expertise in biomedical sciences is set to begin in earnest after the ‘Growing the Tay Cities Biomedical Cluster’ project was officially signed off by the Tay Cities Region Joint Committee today (February 19).

Published on 19 February 2021

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Researchers from the University of Dundee have identified a new mechanism that enables an aggressive form of breast cancer to survive and grow, a vital step towards developing life-saving treatments for the disease.

Published on 21 December 2020

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Drugs that were developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could be re-purposed to prevent - or even reverse - the damage done to the blood vessels in people who are obese or suffer from type 2 diabetes, according to new research

Published on 29 June 2020

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The University of Dundee’s Professor David Horn has received a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to global efforts to overcome the disease known as African sleeping sickness.

Published on 21 November 2019

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Disease-causing bacteria in the lung evade the body’s immune system by pretending the lungs are pregnant, according to University of Dundee research presented today at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Madrid.

Published on 29 September 2019

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A University of Dundee study has shown for the first time why cannabidiol is effective in treating skin conditions, paving the way for research into its potential as a therapy for other diseases, including cancer

Published on 26 September 2019

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The University of Dundee is to lead new research into a ‘forgotten cancer’ related to lifestyle and deprivation which Scots are more likely to be diagnosed with than almost any other group in the world.

Published on 12 September 2019

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A University of Dundee scientist has been named as the inaugural winner of a new award recognising the UK’s best young researchers in the field of parasitology

Published on 5 March 2019

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Ronald Harden, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a prestigious international prize recognising his contribution to healthcare.

Published on 21 February 2019

Our health and wellbeing related policies


The University of Dundee recognises the importance of health in the workplace. This policy details how the Occupational Health Service is committed to preventing and minimising work-related ill health.


How the University fulfils the requirements of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 and The Prohibition of Smoking in Certain Premises (Scotland) Regulations 2006, and minimises exposure to second hand smoke.


How the University of Dundee complies with its legal and moral obligations relating to the health and safety of its staff, students and any other person who may be affected by its undertakings.