"A Trial at Sea" activity to feature at the University's May Festival
HSRU's Public Engagement Group will again be heading to the University of Aberdeen's May Festival on 21 and 22 May 2019. The group will be putting on an activity called "A Trial at Sea! How to find out which medicines work best". They will re-enact James Lind's first clinical trial with...
HSRU's Professor Louise Locock made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Congratulations to HSRU's Professor Louise Locock who has been made Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) for her contribution to social science. Professor Locock joined the Health Services Research Unit in 2017, following 14 years in the Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University...
HSRU to co-host the 7th Annual Research Symposium in Edinburgh on 25 April 2019.
Date: Thursday 25 April 2019, 10am to 4pm Location: COSLA Conference Centre, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH HSRU is jointly hosting a symposium with our partners at Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen, and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit...
HSRU staff celebrate British science week with local school pupils
I love British science week! As part of the 2019 celebrations, we were lucky enough to be able to share our love of all things science by visiting not one but two local schools in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. First up was a visit to Arduthie primary school, where teacher Mrs Tulloch had...
Creative Science Communication Research Continues in Asia
Last month we told you about HSRU Research Fellow Dr Heidi Gardner’s stateside adventures as part of her Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. Since then, Heidi continued her adventures in Singapore and Hong Kong, and she’s back to update us on what she got up to. Heidi’s Fellowship began in January,...
Could heart drug help lung disease patients?
Drugs traditionally used to treat blood pressure and heart disease are to be given to lung disease patients to see if they can be beneficial, in a trial coordinated by the University of Aberdeen.
HSRU methodology workshops: a cycle on dissemination of research
The research cycle is not complete without dissemination of research results. If the professionals and patients that can use and benefit from the research do not know about it, then research is essentially wasted. Addressing the best way to disseminate research to different stakeholders (the public, healthcare professionals and policy...
Staff News - March 2019
Welcome to Diana Johnson who joined us this month as a Trial Manager Farewell to Andrey Voronov in our Programming team who leaves us at the end of this month. Best of luck in your future endeavours
The new Artificial Intelligence centre for Scotland, which will involve HSRU, is launched.
iCAIRD will be a Scottish centre of excellence and focus on the application of AI in digital diagnostics, ultimately enabling better and earlier diagnosis and more efficient treatment for patients. It is also predicted that iCAIRD will create new jobs centred around AI and digital technology in healthcare. The launch event...
HSRU's Shaun Treweek to speak at meeting on obesity and cancer: Dundee, 27th April 2019
The University of Dundee is hosting a one day meeting on Saturday 27th April on behalf of the NIHR collaboration on cancer and nutrition with support from The World Cancer Research Fund, the Association for the Study of Obesity and The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network. The aim of the meeting is to consider current evidence...
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