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Rachel Erskine


  • United Kingdom

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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

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Bachelor of Nursing

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995


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