Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Professor Gill Rowlands

Professor of Primary Care


I am a General Practitioner and a Professor in the Institute of Health & Society.  My main research interests are in the area of health inequalities, particularly the role of health literacy in health, and the role of GPs in identifying and addressing the problems faced by patients with lower health literacy. 

I am committed to developing and implementing evidence-based policy and practice to promote equity and equality in health.

I founded the Health Literacy Group UK and have authored and co-authored over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and co-edited a book 'Health Literacy in Context: International Perspectives'.