HSRU Staff talk careers with local academy pupils
We were lucky to be invited along to the Mackie Academy Developing the Young Workforce careers event. 4 members of our team took up the invitation and headed along to tell the S4-S6 students a bit about what we do and how we came to be working in Health Services Research. We...
HSRU summer internship experience 2019
Gemma Banister tells us about her experience as an HSRU summer intern.
HSRU Research discussed at Local Eye Disease Support Group
On 5th September, a small team from HSRU (Dr Katie Banister, Ms Beatriz Goulao, Miss Gemma Banister) were guest speakers at a Macular society meeting for 8 local support groups in the north east of Scotland. What is the Macula? The macula is part of the retina at the back of the...
Associate Professor Mark Bolland, University of Auckland, visits HSRU
Associate Professor Mark Bolland, University of Auckland, New Zealand, is visiting the Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen. His talks have covered the lack of benefit from using calcium and/or vitamin D supplements to prevent fractures or falls, statistical methods for investigating research misconduct, and designing trials of treatments for...
HSRU student interns present their work to the unit
At two recent lunchtime seminars we heard from eight intern students, who have been working in HSRU over the summer. We were delighted to welcome some of HSRUs Public Partnership Group to one of these sessions. Three of the interns have been working within the programming team. Valerio Bucci and Julia...
HSRU meets with Astrid Whyte from Mental Health Aberdeen, our fundraising partner for 2019
At the start of 2019, the HSRU Social Committee decided to nominate Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA) as our fundraising partner for the year. Through a range of activities including bake sales, sweepstakes and craft workshops (including some run in conjunction with our sister Unit the Health Economics Research Unit), we are...
HSRU & ACHDS are building a Brazil-Scotland artificial intelligence (AI) partnership
In November 2018 we shared the news of HSRU’s Magdalena Rzewuska's (@RzewuskaM) visit to the University of São Paulo’s campus in Ribeirão Preto. On a related note, at the end of July 2019, the HSRU & Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science (ACHDS) jointly hosted a four-day visit of four...
Trial Forge's ORINOCO project showcased at EBMLive conference
Earlier this summer, HSRU’s Dr Heidi Gardner headed to Oxford to attend the EBMLive conference (previously Evidence Live), to spread the word about the ORINOCO project. The ORINOCO project aims to tidy up outcomes in clinical trials, by providing trialists with transparent information about how long it takes to collect a...
The People's Trial - Researchers Invite the Public to Lead on Virtual Clinical Trial
HSRU's own Shaun Treweek, Katie Gillies and Heidi Gardner are involved with The People’s Trial, an initiative which challenges the public to get involved in creating, designing and running their very own fun clinical trial. The initiative is one of the first of its kind to establish an online virtual clinical...
Soapbox Science Is Confirmed for Explorathon 2019, and They're Looking for Speakers!
Soapbox Science is a novel public engagement platform that aims to promote women in science, and the research that they do. The first Soapbox Science event took place in London in 2011, and the outreach event has grown since then; this year there are events going on across the UK,...
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