Rural Health and Wellbeing

Organisational unit: Department

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Contact information

Rural Health & Wellbeing - UHI Division of Health Research
An Lòchran
10 Inverness Campus
United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 (0)1463 279573
  • Fax: +44 (0)1463 255802

Organisation profile

Rural Health and Wellbeing continues the work of the Centre for Rural Health (CRH) and the previously established Highlands and Islands Health Research Institute (HIHRI) in 2004. Since 2005, CRH has operated as a collaborative venture between the University of Aberdeen, and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), both institutions providing core funding and employing staff within CRH. Our mission is to advance knowledge of health and health services in rural and remote communities. Those communities currently face a number of important challenges including: changes in demography; changes in the nature of health care provision; and increased expectations of the community. CRH is developing the evidence base for rural health care by: carrying out relevant primary research; developing collaborative research with social scientists, geographers and policy researchers; and bringing the international perspective through appropriate collaborations.

Frequent Publishers

  1. SAGE Publications Ltd

    United Kingdom


  2. Humana Press


  1. LeapFrog

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. PhD external examiner

    Activity: Examination

  3. Royal Society of Public Health: Arts, Health and Wellbeing Conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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Prizes (2)

  1. Betty Moys Prize 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. University Medal (University of Dundee)

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Frequent Journals

  1. Public Health

    ISSNs: 0033-3506


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.5 SJR 0.737 SNIP 0.841


  2. Health and Social Care in the Community

    ISSNs: 1365-2524, 0966-0410

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.14


  3. Arts in Psychotherapy

    ISSNs: 0197-4556

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-5878


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.36


  4. Social Enterprise Journal

    ISSNs: 1750-8614


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