3 Dec 2015

£10m award to establish Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science at Dundee

The University of Dundee has been granted a £10million award by the Leverhulme Trust to establish a Research Centre for Forensic Science aimed at shaping the future of the subject and ensuring it remains a vital component of the criminal justice system. Dundee is one of four UK universities – alongside Cambridge, Liverpool and Sheffield – to win the new Leverhulme Research Centre awards. Each centre will be funded for up to £10 million over 10 years, to support fundamental cross-disciplinary research across the whole range of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) sub...

1 Dec 2015

Brian Cox’s latest role – communicating the causes of disease

University of Dundee Rector Brian Cox has lent his distinctive voice to a new video explaining how some of the world-leading science taking place in the city is helping us understand the causes of disease. Brian has provided the voiceover for the animation showcasing the work of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) in the University’s School of Life Sciences. The short film offers a layman-friendly explanation of the work taking place in the Unit, which looks at the biological processes that can lead to diseases such as cancer, hypertension and neurodegenerative condition...

30 Nov 2015

DUSA presents Scottish Leaders Debate

Scotland’s political leaders will be questioned by students at the University of Dundee at a major debate in the New Year. Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) has organised and will host the debate on January 18th between the leaders of Scotland’s main political parties. BBC Scotland’s political editor Brian Taylor, who was this year awarded an honorary degree from the University, will chair the debate. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed her attendance at the event alongside leaders from the other parties. Tim Hustler, President of DUSA, said, “It is a rea...

30 Nov 2015

GP funding disadvantages patients in deprived areas

General Practice funding systems in Scotland are “part of the problem” of health inequality, and do not match clinical need in deprived areas where multi-morbidity is highest. A new study, carried out by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing and the University of Dundee, has found that while GPs in more deprived areas have more patients who suffer from multiple chronic physical and mental conditions, they do not receive more funding to meet clinical needs. The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice today, found that practices ...

30 Nov 2015

Creating Spaces for Change

The first of a series of events being held to review and explore Scottish responses to offending behaviour is taking place in Edinburgh today, Monday November 30th. `Creating Spaces for Change’ is a project co-led by the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh, funded by a Scottish Universities Insight Institute Knowledge Exchange grant. At the first event, Richard Holloway, writer, broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, will explore the urge, in Scottish society, to punish and the implications of this for justice outcomes, together with contributions from other experts. “The programme o...