Welcome to the Centre for Rural Health
The Centre for Rural Health (CRH) was formed from 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, both institutions providing core funding and employing staff within CRH.
The CRH mission is to advance knowledge of health and health services in rural and remote communities.
GROUP RESEARCH STRATEGY
Our research themes are:
"Developing and evaluating complex interventions to improve the health of rural people:
- In developed and developing countries
- Through evaluating models of delivery of health services
- Through digital solutions
- Through a focus on child development"
We aim to achieve an international reputation for academic rigour in these fields through substantial grant funding, postgraduate studentships and excellent publications.
CRH provides expertise in: evaluation of health care delivery; rural health care policy and management; epidemiology; clinical trials; public health; systematic reviews; data linkage studies; qualitative research; research costing and administration.
Satellite Ultrasound for Rural Stroke (SURS)
This exciting project will demonstrate the ability to use ultrasound connected wirelessly to a novel communications hub to stream transcranial images to a remote location for real-time review to diagnose stroke. The outcome for many stroke patients could potentially be improved if they receive timely treatment. Rapid response to stroke is problematic in remote and rural areas worldwide.
Follow the ITTS Project Final Conference being held 11 and 12 March 2014 at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness.
Cafe Sci in Inverness
The new season of FREE talks starts on Tuesday March 18th at Waterstones, Inverness with an event on the Northern Lights.
For more information click here
Dr. Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, UoA Research Fellow has joined the CRH team. His background is in computing science and evaluation in primary care.
Congratulations to David Heaney, Associate Director of CRH, on achieving his Doctorate
Highland Research Forum 27th January 2014
1500-1700, Centre for Health Science, Inverness
David Heaney, Associate Director of the Centre for Rural Health, will host a presentation and discussion on the findings of the ITTS project, and the future of telemedicine:
"Perspectives on Implementing Transnational Telemedicine Solutions across Europe: Highlands and Islands leading the way"
Click here for more details
CRH hosts a Nuffield Student
Shannon Elliff from Lossiemouth High School came to CRH in July and August 2013 on a Nuffield Placement. As part of her placement she produced a poster entitled 'Is the prevalence of chronic pain higher in rural areas than in urban areas?' View Poster
Shannon presented her poster in Edinburgh and has now been awarded a gold Crest award from the British Science Association.
Congratulations from CRH!
Dr. Matt-Mouley Bouamrane has been appointed as UoA Research Fellow to join the CRH team early in 2014
Cafe Med in Inverness
Tuesday 10th September 2013, 7pm at Waterstones
David Heaney will present a talk and discussion on Virtual Healthcare
CRH welcomes Theresa Hamilton as Prof. Philip Wilson's Personal Assistant
From August 26th, Dr. Wayne Medford joins us as Project Fellow for the Healthcare Greenspace Project
Cafe Med in Inverness
Please see our Media pages for the podcast of the third Cafe Med event held in Inverness 'Are we all on the Autism Spectrum?'
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Phil Wilson
Director, Centre for Rural Health
Delivered on Friday 26th April 2013
Click on the title above to view the lecture.
Scottish School of Primary Care
2013 Annual Conference, Centre for Health Science, Inverness
Environmental Influences on Health
At 11.55am on Thursday 25th April 2013, Dr Lucy Thompson, Centre for Rural Health, Inverness and University of Glasgow presented 'Using routine data to identify the developmental problems'for the Childhood Information for Learning and Development (ChILD) Project
In the afternoon session on Thursday 25th April 2013, staff from the Centre for Rural Health in Inverness presented posters on the work of the Centre for Rural Health. Please see our News Page for more details