Dugald Baird Centre

Working

The Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women's Health was launched in May 1995.  As a centre of excellence within the University of Aberdeen's wider Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, it undertakes people-based research focusing on the health of women as individuals and as populations.

The aim of the Dugald Baird Centre (DBC) is "to improve the reproductive health of women and the health of their families".

The Centre's work programme currently focuses on three main themes:

  • epidemiology - aetiology, antecedents and sequelae of reproductive health outcomes;
  • evaluation - clinical and cost-effectiveness of interventions; and acceptability, appropriateness and equity of care provision;
  • methodology - research methods and process.

The staff in the unit provide a multi-disciplinary approach and excellence in quantitative and qualitative methods with capacity to draw upon appropriate research methods from both the medical and the social sciences.

DBC also has a library where a selection of books, reports and journals relating to obstetrics, gynaecology and midwifery can be accessed.