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Rachel Erskine


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Research expertise

  • The epidemiology of common mental disorders (depressive episodes, anxiety states, alcohol & substance misuse, dementia, learning disability and autistic spectrum disorders) within the remote & rural areas of Scotland.
  • The social and cultural associates and determinants of common mental health disorders as presented in the remote & rural communities of Scotland, with particular reference to issues of social inclusion/ exclusion and health inequalities.


External interests, member of associations, advisor etc

Member of:

  • Educational Institute of Scotland
  • Institute of Rural Health
  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Reviewer for Journal of Primary Health Care


Research Projects

  • 2012-2013 Northern Periphery Project NHS Western Isles arm of Recruit & Retain: Developing Solutions, Products and Services to Address Recruitment and Retention Issues in Remote and Rural Areas of the Northern Periphery Programme Area. 
  • 2010 - 2012 Raising the Health and Wellbeing of Pupils at Tolsta Primary School: Testing the Efficacy of a Cost Effective Model Designed to improve Health and Wellbeing of School Aged Children.
  • Rachel Tearse (2005) Depressive Symptoms in Ischaemic Heart Disease in the Western Isles of Scotland. PhD thesis OUVS/UHI.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Bachelor of Nursing

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Research Output 2015 2015

  • 1 Special issue
Open Access
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Considering community engagement for remote and rural healthcare design in Scotland: exploring the journey from rhetoric to reality

Author: Nimegeer, A., 3 Apr 2013

Supervisor: Currie, M. (Supervisor), Erskine, R. (Supervisor) & Elizabeth, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)