Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:57:00 BST
Professor Ewan MacDonald, whose research on healthy working lives has played a key role in developing Scottish Government policy, said older workers should be routinely offered apprenticeship-style "re-skilling" to enable them to remain in the workforce as their physical abilities change, and called for greater investment in rehabilitation. He suggested that patients could be sent to leisure centres to improve their aerobic fitness and physical strength in order to stay fit for work.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:57:00 BST
Rising inequality during the 1980s increased the risk of drug-related deaths among members of so-called Generation X, according to new research. The analysis found that a cohort of poorer males within Generation X - those born between 1960 and 1980 - were at increased risk because of the economic and social conditions of the decades.
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:45:00 BST
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:05:00 BST
The Department of Health has announced that an MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit led project is one of 33 successful recipients of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Fund to establish new Global Health Research Units and Groups.
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:38:00 BST
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain. Helen has been thinking about this statement, as she runs a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a treatment for families who have abused or neglected their children.
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:32:00 BST
It’s an unfortunate reality that, in general, the rich tend to be healthier and the poor sicker. The gap between the two is intractable and widening. As an epidemiologist and geographer, Professor Rich Mitchell is interested in the way physical and social environments are linked to the health of communities.
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:21:00 BST
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:23:00 BST
Members of the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory team presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Health Special Interest Group conference in Belfast this month.
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:13:00 BST
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The latest Maurice Bloch lecture at Glasgow University’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing focused on health capabilities. The event, on 25 May 2017, was chaired by What Works Scotland research associate Richard Brunner, who introduced Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram from King’s College, London.
Fri, 12 May 2017 14:59:00 BST
People who have served in the Armed Forces do not have a greater risk of suicide overall than people who have never served in the military, but there is an increased risk in certain groups, according to a study by the University of Glasgow.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:29:00 BST
What Works Scotland, in a collaboration between MRC and social science researchers Peter Craig, Richard Brunner and Nick Watson, recently facilitated an evaluability assessment of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership's Thriving Places
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:45:00 BST
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:00 BST
Cycle commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD, cancer, and all cause mortality. Walking commuting was associated with a lower risk of CVD independent of major measured confounding factors. Initiatives to encourage and support active commuting could reduce risk of death and the burden of important chronic conditions
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:26:00 GMT
Dana Stephenson completed her MPH at Glasgow in 2009 and returned to New York - after a sea kayaking trip on Scotland’s west coast - to take up the position of Quality Improvement Specialist (Primary Care Information Project) with the New York City Department of Health
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:46:00 GMT
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:41:00 GMT
A paper examining the prevalence and causes of painful sex for British women, co-authored by Dr Kirstin Mitchell of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit was published in the BJOG International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:40:00 GMT
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:10:00 GMT
A paper co-authored by Chris Patterson, Dr Gillian Fergie and Dr Shona Hilton from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, with Carol Emslie at GCU, which highlights the differences in the way the media portrays binge drinking by men and by women
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:21:00 GMT
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Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:57:00 GMT
Research from the University of Glasgow shows that people who have a cardiometabolic disease, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or coronary heart disease (CHD), perform worse on mental tests of reasoning, memory and reaction time, and having more than one of these conditions has an even greater effect.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:42:00 BST
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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:36:00 BST
Professor Kate O'Donnell is currently in Dublin along with a good number of GPPC colleagues for the Society of Academic Primary Care Annual Scientific Meeting, SAPC. This organisation has 620 UK and international members, both clinical and non-clinical.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:32:00 BST
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:38:00 BST
On Tuesday 12 July 2016, The Farr Institute joined scientists, research participants and representatives from a small group of funders, charities and organisations at the House of Commons to discuss the importance of patient data in health research.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:53:00 BST
Teams from Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City, Newcastle United and Stoke City battled it out to be crowned EuroFIT champions of England at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus on the afternoon of Saturday 4th June
Researchers say focusing on sugar in the fight against global obesity could be misleading (or ‘a mistake’?)
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:01:00 BST
Scientists from the University of Glasgow have concluded that focusing health messages on sugar in isolation may mislead consumers on the need to also reduce overall calories, including those from fat.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:02:00 BST
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 09:57:00 BST
On the 3 June 2016, the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory (SBRL) organised and hosted the 1st Suicide & Self-harm Early Careers Researchers’ Forum. The event took place at the University of Glasgow and provided invaluable opportunities for support, networking, and collaboration among Masters, PhD, and post-doctoral research students.
Effects of new urban motorway infrastructure on road traffic accidents in the local area: a retrospective longitudinal study in Scotland
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:11:00 BST
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Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:28:00 BST
Fri, 20 May 2016 14:33:00 BST
Researchers and practitioners across the UK and Europe came to Glasgow on 18th and 19th May for a ground-breaking symposium on health and prisons hosted by the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, with the Scottish Prison Service, and the Royal Holloway University of London
Horizon2020 PATHway consortium completes successful year of collaboration in ehealth and cardiac rehabilitation
Tue, 17 May 2016 10:38:00 BST
Moira Aitken, Research Coordinator, HEHTA, attended the European Commission first review meeting of the Horizon 2020 PATHway project (Technology enabled behavioural change as a pathway towards better self-management of Cardiovascular Disease) in Brussels in March 2016.
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:48:00 BST
It has been announced that there are to be 42 new Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Laurence Moore, Director of MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, is one of those to have been conferred
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:20:00 BST
Congratulations to Dr David Blane of GPPC, who has been awarded a European Obesity Summit Travel Grant to attend the inaugural European Obesity Summit conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 1st-4th June 2016.
Global Health: Great opportunity for social science informed research and teaching based at the University of Glasgow UK
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow has just advertised a lectureship in Global Health. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant group of social science and health researchers to bring global health expertise to our research agenda. You will be based in the School of Social and Political Sciences with close links and membership of our Institute of Health and Wellbeing.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:50:00 GMT
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:06:00 GMT
Zhimin Zhu graduated Master of Public Health in December 2015. From Yichang City in China’s Hubei Province – home of the Three Gorges Dam – Zhimin has returned to China to take up the position of the assistant to the CEO of a private Ophthalmic Hospital Group named Eyegood Ophthalmic which has five branches in Hubei Province.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:33:00 GMT
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:25:00 BST
On the evening of 25 September IHW researchers Gillian Fergie, Paul McCrorie, Rosie Seaman and Megan Yates from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit took part in the SciArt Ceilidh, at Saint Luke’s in Calton, one of many Explorathon 2015 events in Glasgow
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:50:00 BST
A 15 strong research team from the University of Glasgow will form their own yellow brick road, as they all come together to run this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz.
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:33:00 BST
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:39:00 BST
Obesity has significant health and NHS cost implications. Relatively small reductions in weight have clinically important benefits, but long-term weight loss maintenance (WLM) is challenging. Behaviour change interventions have been identified as key for WLM.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:35:00 BST
New research published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that serious disorders of mood such as bipolar disorder may be the price that human beings have had to pay for more adaptive traits such as intelligence, creativity and verbal proficiency.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:04:00 BST
Between the 15th - 19th June 2015, the Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW) of the University of Glasgow in conjunction with the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) of the University of Rwanda jointly organised a 5-day summer-school in Kigali, Rwanda that focused on the topic of ‘Global Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing’.
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:31:00 BST
Since late 2014, The Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow (IHW/UG) has been collaborating closely with The College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda (CMHS/UR) with regard to issues related to Global Mental Health. As part of the developing collaboration Dr Ross White (Senior Lecturer, IHW/UG) has been working closely with Dr Stefan Jansen and Dr Darius Gishoma from CMHS/UR.
Fri, 15 May 2015 15:06:00 BST
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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:07:00 BST
The Student Teaching Awards organised by the SRC is in its fifth year now. Although the University runs the Teaching Excellence Awards, the Student Teaching Awards are a chance for the Students of Glasgow to recognise the excellent work that staff have done over the past year.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:11:00 GMT
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:42:00 GMT
Graduate update: Deirdre Ryan completed her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Glasgow in 2010. Following graduation she coordinated volunteers for the Waverley Care Scottish HIV / Hep C charity based in Edinburgh and this proved to be a great learning experience working with very professional and passionate people.
Supporting Older People into Employment (SOPIE): Identifying factors influencing return to work in the over 50s
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:38:00 GMT
Professor Ewan Macdonald and Dr Judith Brown from the Healthy Working Lives Group, along with Professor Alastair Leyland, Dr Hilary Thomson and Dr Vittal Katikireddi from MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit have secured funding totalling £715,215 as part of the MRC LLHW Extending Working Lives Partnership Awards.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:35:00 GMT
William graduated as a Master of Public Health from the University of Glasgow in 2010. A medical practitioner, William has recently taken up a post as a public health registrar following an integrated clinical academic training programme.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:50:00 GMT
This 12-week weight-loss program, targeting overweight men, was delivered free of charge to male football fans of Scottish professional football clubs. The program was delivered by community coaches employed by the clubs, in weekly sessions that included advice on healthy eating and weight loss, behaviour change motivation, and physical activity.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:11:00 GMT
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:41:00 BST
Dr Vittal Katikireddi was awarded the prestigious Chalmers prize at the recent Cochrane Collaboration Annual Colloquium in Hyderabad, India, for his poster entitled, 'How do systematic reviews incorporate assessment of study quality into the synthesis of evidence?
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:21:00 GMT
The Links Worker Programme is a Scottish Government funded programme which aims to explore how the primary care team can support people to live well in their community. It is being delivered as a partnership between the Health and Social Care Alliance (The ALLIANCE) and General Practitioners at the Deep End (The Deep End), and delivery partners include SAMH and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:05:00 BST
The wider College of MVLS has launched an ‘Impact Moodle’ where you will find information to understand what impact is, a toolkit to write pathway to impact statements, and draft guidelines on what to record about the impact your research achieves.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:04:00 BST
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:45:00 BST
Master of Public Health graduate (2013) and previous Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scholar Shadrach Dare was asked to comment on global health objectives after 2015 (target date for the achievement of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals) by the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:40:00 BST
The media company Thomson Reuters have listed the researchers most frequently cited in a range of scientific journals deemed the world's most prestigious. Christopher Gillberg is among 15 Swedish researchers within the field of medicine featured in the list.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:06:00 BST
I was approached as the Area Representative of the Quilters’ Guild in Glasgow to make a quilt for the Countdown in the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. As a long standing member of the Glasgow Gathering of Quilters I was delighted to suggest them.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:08:00 BST
Professor Tom McMillan, together with other witnesses gave evidence on head injury and offending to the Justice Committee at Holyrood on the 12th August. This in part follows from preliminary epidemiological research at the University of Glasgow on head injury in prisoners in the Glasgow area.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:32:00 BST
2014 has been an exciting year for sporting inspiration. The World Cup, the Commonwealth games and finally “Bubble Football”. Friday the 1st of August saw 23 of our staff members and their friends, head to Goals at Glasgow West, to take part in a fun evening of Bubble Football.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:29:00 BST
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:04:00 BST
Miss Siobhán O’Connor, a first year PhD student at the University of Glasgow, recently received a Young Forum Gastein Scholarship. The scholarship will enable her to attend the European Health Forum Gastein conference in Austria from 1-3rd October this year.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:36:00 BST
Arlene McGarty is a second year PhD student researching physical activity and children with intellectual disabilities. As part of the MVLS graduate school training Arlene signed up for the Glasgow Science Festival Internship, which supports students to develop public engagement skills.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:44:00 BST
Congratulations Miss Siobhán O’Connor, a first year PhD student undertaking a joint doctoral degree between the University of Glasgow and University College Cork, Ireland received a prestigious TEDMED Frontline Scholarship that will enable her to attend the world-renowned TEDMED event this September
Thu, 29 May 2014 11:14:00 BST
Tue, 27 May 2014 14:04:00 BST
Tom McMillan gave a talk on head injury in prisons at Holyrood, at a well attended meeting comprising largely of NHS and prison professional, MSPs and support organisations. He presented preliminary data on the prevalence of head injury in prisons in the West of Scotland.
Tue, 27 May 2014 14:16:00 BST
Tom McMillan was successful in being awarded 640k by the MRC for an imaging study assessing factors associated with late decline in function after traumatic brain injury: ‘Assessing tau levels after traumatic brain injury (TBI) using [18F]T808 positron emission tomography (PET) ‘ in collaboration withProfessor David Sharp at Imperial College London, Imanova and Dr Willie Stewart in NHS GGC.
Tue, 13 May 2014 10:11:00 BST
Dr Cindy Gray, Dr Jason Gill and Professor Raymond Boyle are leading the organisation of three public debate, all under the “Game for Debate” banner, focusing on issues around the Commonwealth Games. The events are part of the Glasgow Science Festival but also illustrate the University’s commitment to playing a major role in public life.
Fri, 02 May 2014 12:16:00 BST
Dr Jonathan Cavanagh has been successful in achieving funding from the Wellcome Trust (£5.5 million, of which £780K to Glasgow). This prestigious award will fund the Wellcome Trust Consortium for Neuroimmunology of Mood Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:50:00 BST
The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, the Pharmacoepidemiology group at Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) and the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) Research Group at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow seek to appoint 3 PhD students to join our expanding research program.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:47:00 BST
Dr Daniel Smith from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing (Colleges of MVLS and Social Sciences) has been awarded a prestigious Independent Investigator Award 2014 from the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation (also known as NARSAD). Based in New York, NARSAD is the world’s leading private funder of mental health research.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:59:00 BST
11 April 2014 The team of IHW Social Scientists behind the enormously successful Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme have just released the delivery materials that were used to support participants and coaches on the programme. Since the publication of a paper reporting on the study in the Lancet last January, the team have received an overwhelming response from across the globe.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:48:00 GMT
Professor Rory O'Connor has been conferred the prestigious award of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. Following nomination by the British Psychological Society and peer review by the Academy of Social Sciences, Rory has been conferred academician status in recognition of the significant contribution that his work has made to the social sciences.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:33:00 GMT
A team of researchers from University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University, including IHW’S Professor Kate O’Donnell, have developed a series of film clips and learning materials to support health care professionals work better with interpreters.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:31:00 GMT
The news page earlier reported on Master of Public Health student, Ms. Mariza Dacoron’s (white T shirt in first picture, yellow in the second) break in her studies to undertake humanitarian relief work in typhoon affected Philippines
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:27:00 GMT
The Institute of Health and Well-being would like to thank Dr Pat Bracken (Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of Mental Health Services in West Cork, Ireland) for delivering a talk at the University of Glasgow on the 29th January 2014 as part of the Global Mental Health Seminar Series organised by the MSc Global Mental Health programme.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:00:00 GMT
An initiative that helps male football fans feel better and live a healthier lifestyle by losing weight, taking more exercise, and improving their diet has been a resounding success, according to new research published in The Lancet and BMC Public Health.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:27:00 GMT
Aggression and Violent Behavior, A Review Journal is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes substantive and integrative reviews, as well as summary reports of innovative ongoing clinical research programs on a wide range of topics germane to the field of aggression and violent behavior.
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