About the School of Nursing & Health Sciences

A Welcome from the Dean


Professor Margaret Smith OBE, Dean of Nursing & Health SciencesSchool of Nursing and Health Sciences

I am delighted to welcome you to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Dundee. Our aim is to be an international leader in developing healthcare graduates who will then influence improvement in health outcomes through education and research. We work closely with our partners in practice to support this generation of nurses and health professionals with the knowledge and skills to make a difference, locally and globally.

In addition to our range of undergraduate and postgraduate education for nurses and health professionals, we have focused programmes in the areas of infection prevention and control and mother and infant health.

The School is recognised as one of the top Schools in Scotland in relation to its research portfolio, with over 85% of research being recognised internationally. The portfolio is focused in the areas of health and well-being and is being undertaken in collaboration with clinical colleagues, both nationally and internationally.

The School has an excellent international profile and reputation which has grown significantly over the years as a result of the distance learning education that is provided to our students across the world. This allows us to deliver programmes in different settings as well as offering students the opportunity to study in Dundee.

This year we are delighted to see the excellent results in the National Student Survey with 95% of our students satisfied with their teaching programme.