Institute Officer


Tel: 0131 474 0000

June Rapson is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research project administrator in the Institute of Global Health and Development (IGHD).

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If you are seeking information about the research and consultancy services of IGHD, she will direct requests to the appropriate member of academic staff. 

June works to support the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health in Situations of Fragility (RUHF). RUHF focuses on provision of mental health and psychological support and treatment and prevention of non-communicable diseases in Sierra Leone and Lebanon. The overarching goal of the project is helping to secure quality and accessible service delivery in contexts of fragility, and to design services and community engagement that prove durable and effective in circumstances of fragility. Project partners: the University of Freetown’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences; the American University of Beirut.

June’s priority is supporting research that is beneficial to society.

June has worked across a range of university administration contexts including enhancement-led academic quality assurance, recognition of prior learning, curriculum development, research funding & policy, and finance (technical procurement). She also has department-facing operational experience across the academic cycle. June has worked as a volunteer Essential Skills tutor in Glasgow and a volunteer home tutor via the New Zealand Immigration Service for a former refugee family.

June is also interested in the role played by civil society to shape integrated health services and social prescribing to help address the consequences of chronic respiratory diseases for senior adults.


Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

Prior to joining Queen Margaret University June co-ordinated the curriculum development now embedded within the University of Strathclyde’s lifelong learning provision: Open Studies, a liberal studies programme for the public (SCQF 7, flexible, modular, credit-bearing). June has experience of teaching Business Studies modules (SCQF level 7).  More recently, June has championed vacation scholarships for undergraduates, particularly the opportunities available via the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.