About Us


  About Us

Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC)

SISCC is funded to research improvement in health and social care, co-design new knowledge and support the translation of evidence into practice. 

Hosted by the University of Dundee, SISCC is a Scotland-wide collaboration of academics, health and social care organisations and third sector groups.  Our partner organisations can be viewed here

How we are funded

We are jointly funded by the Chief Scientist Office, The Health Foundation, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council; with substantial investments from partner organisations. 

Our Strategic Steering Group is chaired by Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director at Scottish Government.  

The 2018/19 Annual Report can be read here

Meet the Director



Nicola was appointed SISCC Director in July 2020. 

An experienced health services researcher with a business degree and a PhD in Medicine and Therapeutics. Nicola's research strengths include the application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies across different diseases and contexts. She is a qualified project manager who has experience in developing, managing and leading complex projects across multiple sites and of working collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams.

The SISCC Team

The SISCC Team reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the research undertaken, incorporating improvement research, health services research, knowledge mobilisation, methodological development and implementation science – Our Team