13 Jun 2018

Campaign to honour Dundee lecturer’s dying wish

A group of University of Dundee lecturers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to honour the final wish of a former colleague. Members of the University’s English department are hoping to raise £2,000 to publish the poetry of Dr Jim Stewart, who lost his battle against liver cancer two years ago. An immensely popular figure with both students and staff, Jim had shown little interest in making his poems public during the early stages of his career. However, after stating a desire to produce a volume of his work following his diagnosis, Professor Kirsty Gunn and Dr Gail Low have vowed to honour ...

Campaign to honour Dundee lecturer’s dying wish

13 Jun 2018

A Working Model of the World goes on display

Image courtesy of Sascha Pohflepp & Chris Woebken   Small may be beautiful but a larger than life exhibition at the University of Dundee will chart the major role that miniature models play in shaping our world. A Working Model of the World will open to the public at the University’s LifeSpace Gallery on Friday 15 June and will be on display until Saturday 22 September 2018. The exhibition presents new and existing works by leading Australian, New Zealand and North American artists who examine the way models help us make sense of the world. The show is curated by Dr Lizzie Muller&n...

A Working Model of the World goes on display

12 Jun 2018

Activity key to optimising stroke recovery

Emphasising the importance of sustained rehabilitation can help health services cope with rising numbers of people surviving a stroke, a University of Dundee expert has said. Dr Jacqui Morris, Reader in Rehabilitation Research at the University’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences, said that providing long-lasting support for those living with the aftermath of the condition is now more essential than ever. It comes as Dundee prepares to welcome delegates attending the annual conference of the Scottish Stroke Allied Health Professions Forum (SSAHPF), which takes place on Wednesday 13 June. With hea...

Activity key to optimising stroke recovery

12 Jun 2018

Fun and games to help youngsters discover science

Experts at the University of Dundee have concocted a formula for family fun as they celebrate all things science this weekend. Staff are throwing open the doors of the University’s School of Life Sciences on Saturday 16 June for its Inside Out Science Open Day. As well as giving youngsters the chance to get hands-on with a series of fun games and interactive exhibits, researchers will offer tours of their laboratories and provide insight into what life is like as a working scientist. Theresa Tachie-Menson, a PhD student and lab member from the University’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosp...

Fun and games to help youngsters discover science

11 Jun 2018

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients

Treating severe skin conditions with UV light rather than creams, pills and injections could save the NHS millions of pounds while improving patient outcomes, according to a new University of Dundee study. Dr John Foerster and colleagues from the University’s School of Medicine found the annual per-patient cost of filtered UV light treatment, known as phototherapy, to be around £250. This is one-sixth of the cost attributed to phototherapy by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and a fraction of the estimated £7-12,000 annual cost of injectable biologic therapies....

UV light treatment can save millions while helping patients