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


Move more month

Connecting people with local opportunities to get active through exercise prescription   April is “move more” month, an initiative to encourage people to take part in physical activity with the goal of incorporating it into daily routines.   Research into …

15th April 2021 | news


Arclight Project Educational Videos Release

The Arclight Project using funds from a GCRF grant have recently revamped their website – http://med.st-andrews.ac.uk/arclight/.  This has coincided with release of instructional videos on the site as well as the University YouTube channel  The videos demonstrate the broad diagnostic …

19th March 2021 | igh


St Andrews academic co-opted to support UK Covid-19 response

Dr Muge Cevik from the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews has been appointed to support the UK Government’s scientific advisory group. She has been co-opted to NERVTAG (New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group) as a …

11th November 2020 | Covid-19


Research identifies how doctor-patient interactions can increase physical activity

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


Scottish experts help fight Covid-19 in Uganda

Dr Derek Sloan is working closely with colleagues at the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in order to develop a series of adverts and programmes for Ugandan television about Covid-19.  These broadcasts are being transmitted on …

3rd June 2020 | Covid-19


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

  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 | cobelt


Science Discovery Day 2020

A team from the School of Medicine led a series of fun activities aimed at engaging, entertaining and teaching children about medical science and first aid at the University of St Andrews’ Annual Science Discovery Day on Saturday 7th March …

9th March 2020 | news


Explorathon 2019

On Saturday 28th of September a team of staff from the School of Medicine delivered sessions on breathing, balance, heart and kidney dissections, prosthetic joints and recycling at Explorathon 2019 in Dundee Science Centre. Over 650 people visited the centre …

30th September 2019 | news


HDR UK Summer School

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