Research identifies how doctor-patient interactions can increase physical activity

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Patients are open to have conversations about physical activity programmes in the community to improve their health, if recommended by their doctor, new research led by the University of St Andrews has found. The research, funded by the NHS Fife Endowment …

22nd July 2020 | news


PhD Opportunity

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PhD opportunity in population and behavioural sciences at the School of Medicine, University of St Andrews   The Division of Population and Behavioural Sciences within the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews is pleased to offer the …

21st July 2020 | news


Unlocking the spread of Covid-19

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Medical scientists at the University of St Andrews have joined forces with data scientists Blue Hat Associates to further medical research and understanding about the spread of Covid-19 within the community. How Covid-19 spreads within the community and individual households remains …

11th June 2020 | Covid-19


Funding awarded from the CSO for research into Covid-19

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Researchers from the School of Medicine have been awarded funding from the Government’s Chief Scientist Office following their funding call for for Scottish-led rapid research in Covid-19.   Dr Ruth Bowness will lead Multiscale mathematical model to simulate Covid-19 infection, …

30th April 2020 | Covid-19


Heart for lungs – community-partners Kelty Hearts FC declared Lowland League champions

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  Kelty Hearts FC, involved in research at the Population and Behavioural Sciences division, has been declared this season’s champion club by the Scottish Lowland Football League. Supporters of the football club are part of discussions on the best way …

16th April 2020 | news


Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis Launch

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Early diagnosis key to survival   A new institute, created to help improve earlier diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, mental health and infection, has been launched at the University of St Andrews.   Early diagnosis is key in effective treatment, …

24th September 2019 | cmed


New blood test trialled on 12,000 Scots catches lung cancer early

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Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in Scotland, with a quarter of all cancer deaths attributed to lung cancer. The current five-year survival rate is approximately 60% for stage I lung cancer but is only …

18th September 2019 | news


HDR UK Summer School

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Health Data Research UK – the national institute for health data science – held its inaugural summer school at the University of St Andrews last week. Research fellows gathered from across the UK to undertake specialist training sessions in data …

30th August 2019 | news


St Leonard’s Interdisciplinary PhD Studentship to Study Climate Change and Ethnic Inequalities in Health

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We invite applications from qualified and highly motivated students for a 3-year PhD studentship to study the effect of climate change on ethnic inequalities in health. The PhD studentship is a joint initiative between the School of Geography and Sustainable …

22nd March 2019 | news


Electra project

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The Electra project team is working to develop a Learning Health System for NHS Fife.

21st December 2018 | news