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University of the West of Scotland

School of Health & Life Sciences

UWS School of Health & Life Sciences offers innovative teaching and research opportunities, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing the healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Our School has been at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. Many of our nursing and bioscience students joined the frontline to support the NHS during the pandemic while our researchers have helped develop a COVID killing ozone spray; are working on building more knowledge around ‘long COVID’; and developed a prototype facemask to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

In addition, we supported the national effort by donating hospital beds; providing simulation training equipment, in the form of venepuncture arms, to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; co-produced a series of podcasts, with Alzheimer Scotland, which contained helpful advice for those living with dementia during the pandemic; and as part of our Kinections project we hosted a ‘Festival of Friendship’ to highlight and celebrate the role that friendships play within care homes.

And as we continue through this phase of our lives and look to the future we will continue to play our part in the recovery phase. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our expanding team on this journey.

At UWS, our students benefit from studying in modern learning facilities amongst the very best in the country, and we enjoy well-established links with partner organisations across the private, public and third sectors.

Our School is involved in ground-breaking, internationally relevant research that is continuing to establish the University as a force for good. Our academics are making a difference in a number of areas including:

  • Dementia education
  • Creating a viable preventative treatment for Acanthamoeba Keratitis (a devastating eye condition prevalent amongst contact lens users)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) research
  • Improving the wellbeing of Scotland’s children through physical education
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology: acute and chronic effects
  • Invasive species: ecosystem impacts


Over the coming months we have a range of exciting opportunities. See below for our current vacancies.

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