'Health' is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and the research we do at Heriot-Watt strives to improve the health of all, from healthy homes to a healthy planet. Importantly, 2020-2030 has been announced as the World Health Organisation Decade of Healthy Ageing - a research area where we have a particularly broad strength and capacity.
In 2019, we will be celebrating and sharing our health-related research, spanning a breadth of highly topical inter-connected activities including, for example; biological engineering, biophysics, computer science, mathematical biology, psychology, environmental health, cancer biology, neuroscience, rehabilitation technologies and the design of age-friendly cities and communities.
From family events, to public talks and conversations, there will be plenty of opportunities to discuss our research, and research of the future to ensure a healthy and happy planet and population.
In December we put out a call to school children across Scotland to help us design a healthy home, full of gadgets and tools to make your family healthier, and improve the health of the planet we live on. The deadline for entries is 19th January with the winners being announced in February. For full details check out our Heriot's Healthy Home page.
Our Year of Health 2019 programme lists key activities and events we have planned each month. For the latest news, events and opportunities follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram #yearofhealth2019.