School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences


The School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences, has an anchor base in the Inverness Campus West and a presence at our campuses throughout the Highlands and Islands. The School provides strategic leadership and drives co-ordination with other stakeholders including regional health boards in delivering on the regional strategic priorities in health. The School embraces the totality of health education as the leading provider in the region for health, care and wellbeing education and employer engagement in addition to collaborative applied research and knowledge exchange across the partnership founded in our unique environment.

nurses in a hospital corridor

The School of Health :

  • Is demand-led, delivering impact through workforce development, education, training, research and supporting business innovation and growth
  • Is a key attractor for inward investment in the health sector
  • Aspires to national significance, with international reach and excellence, and niche world leading activity
  • Provides accessible education for lifelong learning in a supportive environment

The School comprises the Institute of Heath Research and Innovation and Applied Life Studies Subject network. Within the Institute of Health Research and Innovation are the

The School also hosts the Scottish Rural Health Partnership and is a key partner in the Scottish Graduate Entry Medical School programme - ScotGEM.