RSE Research Award

Dr Silvia Paracchini FRSE, Reader at the School of Medicine, is a recipient of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Research Awards for the project ‘Specific learning disorders in Scotland’.  The new awards programme was launched in Spring 2021 with …

3rd November 2021 | cmed

New collaboration with the University of Bonn

Collaborative research is of growing importance at the University of St Andrews. One such initiative that encourages the development of cross-border conversations and networks is the collaborative research grant between the University of St Andrews and the University of Bonn. Piloting this year, the grant is designed to establish …

7th October 2021 | cmed

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

St Andrews alumna sets out for new opportunity at Princeton

St Andrews alumna sets out for new opportunity at Princeton    Dr Rebeca Diaz Vazquez, a research fellow at St Andrews, is leaving for Princeton University to take up a postdoctoral research position at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.  …

15th March 2021 | cmed

World’s biggest study of left-handedness

From Leonardo da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey, and from Napoleon Bonaparte to Jimi Hendrix the talents of left-handers have been celebrated across the generations. However, the prevalence of people who favour their left hand over their right has always been …

3rd April 2020 | cmed

Parliamentary Links Day

Dr Silvia Paracchini was invited to represent the Young Academy of Scotland and the Royal Society of Edinburgh at Parliamentary Links Day in Westminster.  The event hosted by the Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon John Bercow, included speeches …

26th June 2019 | cmed


On Saturday 8th June the School of Medicine was well represented at SoapBoxScience in Edinburgh with Dr Silvia Paracchini as one of the speakers.  Dr Paracchini discussed handedness with shoppers and tourists along the Royal Mile in the pouring rain.  …

10th June 2019 | news

Launch of the new YAS MSPs pairing scheme

Dr Silvia Paracchini gave one of the inaugural speeches at the launch of the YAS pairing scheme with the Scottish Parliament.

14th May 2019 | news

Women in Science Exhibition

Dr Silvia Paracchini is one of the scientists featured in the Women in Science Exhibition at Scotland's National Academy.

16th April 2019 | news

New Co-Director of IBANS

Dr Silvia Paracchini has been appointed as the new co-Director of the Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences (IBANS).

14th March 2019 | news