Health and Wellbeing

Understanding and improving health and wellbeing

Our Research spans from tackling infection and immunity and understanding the molecular determinants of health and drug discovery to using our leading comprehensive electronic health data records and data science expertise to achieve precision medicine in clinical practice. We research plant pathogens to improve their resilience to climate change and enhance food security and health. Our research on the health and wellbeing needs of people to reduce health inequalities and improve care delivery in a post-Covid world, have set global standards (through WHO) and changed practice around the world, for instance in midwifery and oral health.

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Addressing an urgent need to develop better, more affordable vaccines and drugs for diseases that are devastating in lower income countries.
New drug treatments and diagnostics for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Health inequalities: Midwifery

Research in Heath Sciences here at the University of Dundee has shown, for the first time, that midwifery is essential to improving the survival, health and well-being of mothers and infants
Reducing global maternal and newborn mortality

Healthy Ageing

Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, for which there is no cure. Researchers at the University of Dundee are making significant advances in its understanding.
Healthy Ageing by Tackling Neurodegeneration

Precision Medicine

We are using a collection of over 30 million clinical images and applying artificial intelligence to recognise warning signs which may mean a patient's health is at risk.
Precision Medicine and PICTURES

Plant Sciences

Crop genomics for food security, sustaining human and environmental health
Innovations in Plant Sciences