Meet the newest NES GP Fellows: Lloyd Hughes

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    Lloyd Hughes, a GP working in Arbroath and the Tayside Out of Hours Service, is joining the St. Andrews School of Medicine as one of the newest NES GP Fellows.   Lloyd graduated from the University of Dundee …

21st September 2021 | news


Funding to support key research into multimorbidity

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Two new major research grants have been won by collaborations involving the School of Medicine to further develop their work in multimorbidity. Multimorbidity, when a person has two or more long term health conditions, is a key public health challenge. …

20th September 2021 | news


Research looking at co-creating clear communication to support vulnerable groups in the COVID-19 pandemic

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New research looks to understand the barriers that stop people from accessing primary care services. Mara van Beusekom, a research fellow within the School of Medicine, looked at how to co-create appropriate and clear messages to support vulnerable groups in the COVID-19 pandemic.     Mara began the …

1st September 2021 | pbs


Dr Calum McHale elected as Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society

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Dr Calum McHale, a post-doc research fellow in the School of Medicine has been recognised as an Associate Fellow by the British Psychological Society. This election comes as recognition for McHale’s contribution to psychology knowledge and the advancement of the …

21st July 2021 | news


Step Count Challenge

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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


Supporting doctors’ wellbeing during COVID-19 and beyond

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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


Move more month

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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


New Chair of Public Health Medicine and Director of the Sir James Mackenzie Institute

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    The School of Medicine is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Peter D Donnelly as Director of the Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis and Professor of Public Health Medicine. He brings with him a wealth …

31st March 2021 | Mackenzie


International public health leader joins St Andrews

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International Public Health leader Dr Mary E Black is to join the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews as Honorary Professor. As Director of Clinical and Protecting Health for Public Health Scotland, Dr Black most recently advised the …

17th March 2021 | news


International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is an occasion to celebrate the achievements and accolades of women across every sector. Women have had an invaluable contribution to the COVID-19 response. Not only has female leadership been widely praised during the pandemic, but the …

8th March 2021 | news