I was appointed as Director of the Health Services Research Unit in 2016.
As a graduate in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Edinburgh, I went on to receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems from Napier University before I joined the Information and Statistics Division of the Common Services Agency in Edinburgh as a statistician. I came to Aberdeen in the mid-90s, when health services research was beginning to flourish. I gained a PhD in Public Health Medicine from the University of Aberdeen in 2000, and fulfilled a number of roles including Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, and Programme Director. I also spent a year in Ottawa, Canada as a visiting senior scientist and that taught me that many of the health services issues we face are shared globally.
What we do now matters more than ever. The Scottish Government vision is for a Scotland with high quality health and social care services where the people of Scotland can live longer, healthier lives at home or in a homely setting. This service is integrated, focuses on care provided to the highest standards of quality and safety, with the person at the centre of all decisions. If we are to realise this vision, services need to evolve to meet new patterns of ill health, demand and opportunities from new treatments and technologies. Our Unit will continue to promote research excellence in pursuit of this aim.
Further details of Craig Ramsay’s research can be found here