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

    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


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


Townsend and Gown

The St Andrews Rotary Club hosted an evening of conversation and questions with Gregor Townsend MBE, Scotland Rugby Head Coach, to raise funds for the School of Medicine Arclight project.

30th October 2018 | news



Arclight Tandem Africa

Merlin Hetherington and Alex McMaster will cycle 10,000 km from Cairo to Cape Town to introduce a new revolutionary handheld solar-powered diagnostic tool to help in the fight against preventable blindness and deafness.

2nd October 2018 | news


SES Gough Explorer Award 2018

Third year student Merlin Hetherington has been awarded the SES Gough Explorer prize for 2018.

25th May 2018 | news


V&A design champion

The Arclight ophthamoscope and William J Williams (Honorary Research Fellow) have been recognised by the new V&A Dundee museum design champions initiative

28th February 2018 | news


Scottish Ophthalmology Club Prize

Rebecca Blundell, a student on the BSc International Health at the University of Dundee, supervised by Dr Andrew Blaikie, has recently won first prize for her presentation at the Scottish Ophthalmology Club

28th February 2017 | Export


Arclight at IAPB, Durban

Rebecca Blundell, a University of Dundee International Health BMSc student presented her work on evaluation of the Arclight in Malawi at the International Association of Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) meeting in Durban. Rebecca attended the meeting along with her co-supervisor …

23rd January 2017 | Export


Arclight – a medical revolution

The Arclight is a revolutionary pocket-sized device which could help save the sight of millions of people around the world.

12th January 2017 | Export