Research team looking at the use of UVC light to kill viruses

New research is analysing the use of UVC light to see if it can prevent the transmission of airborne viruses. The project was awarded an Innovate UK Grant of £296,000 to investigate the safety and efficacy of UVC light.    …

9th June 2021 | igh


Step Count Challenge

Scotland’s Step Count Challenge competition, run biannually, encourages staff in workplaces across the country to “ditch the desk to walk the walk”. Launched by walking charity, Paths for All, in 2011, the event has had over 30,000 participants and logged …

24th May 2021 | news


Dr Samantha Pitt named as President-elect for the International Society for Zinc Biology

Dr Samantha Pitt, a senior lecturer at the School of Medicine, has been elected as the new president-elect for the International Society for Zinc Biology (ISZB). The ISZB brings together scientists from different parts of the world with common interests …

20th May 2021 | cmed


European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Symposium

Stephen Gillespie joined distinguished international colleagues on a European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Symposium “Tuberculosis: Bringing new science to diagnostics”.  Speaking were Professors Ulrika Simmonson from University of Uppsala (Pharmacometrics) Jan-Willem Alffenaar from the University of …

19th May 2021 | igh


Former student accepts Clinical Teacher role within the School of Medicine

Dr Kerri Greene, a six-session GP Partner has joined St. Andrews as a Clinical Teacher in the School of Medicine. Dr Greene studied at St. Andrews for seven years, initially her BSc Honours degree in Human Biology before going onto …

12th May 2021 | news


Supporting doctors’ wellbeing during COVID-19 and beyond

COVID-19 has brought disruption, uncertainty and increased pressure on frontline workers – most notably doctors and nurses who are dealing with an influx of patients and a seemingly never-ending caseload. Researchers at Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and NES …

10th May 2021 | Covid-19


We are Human Too: Shining a Light on Healthcare Professional Wellbeing

‘We are Human Too’ was an exciting, extra-curricular programme of free, virtual events focussing on various aspects of healthcare professional wellbeing.  The programme ran from February to March and was led by three of the Medical Demonstrators (Dr Rowan Ah-See, …

7th May 2021 | news


HEA workshop for those interested in Fellowship opportunities

To help aid in the School of Medicine’s mission of continuous development for staff involved in teaching, an Advance HE Fellowship workshop was held on May 4 to help those interested in taking the next step in teaching and applying …

7th May 2021 | news


Improving Diversity in Clinical Skills Education

Diversity is hugely significant at the University of St Andrews, given that the University hosts students from over 130 different countries. Racial and cultural diversity is evident within the University and more specifically, within the School of Medicine. The School …

30th April 2021 | news


PhD student publishes new paper

The School of Medicine sends a big congratulations to PhD student, Angela Martinelli, who recently published a paper, based on her PhD thesis, in the Human Molecular Genetics journal. The study focused on developmental language disorder, diagnosed when children show …

28th April 2021 | cmed