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.  


Meet the Director


Dr Nicola Gray was appointed SISCC Director in July 2020. 

Nicola is based in the School of Health Sciences, University of Dundee. She is an experienced researcher with expertise in the practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, particularly those relevant to health outcomes and service delivery, across different diseases and contexts. Nicola’s research is primarily focussed on improvement and implementation research, particularly related to developing interventions, evaluation, mobilising evidence and knowledge, and enhancing the evidence base for scaling and sustaining improvements in health and social care. Nicola is a qualified PRINCE2 practitioner 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