11 Oct 2018

Experts call for a Commissioner for Ageing

Health experts from across the UK, including researchers at the University of Dundee, have called for a Commissioner for Ageing in England and Scotland. A new report led by researchers at the Universities of Dundee, Heriot-Watt and Stirling has found that the UK housing sector is still not ready for ageing, but said there was evidence of real support and political buy-in for ongoing and future solutions. The report, Housing and Ageing: Linking Strategy to future delivery for Scotland, Wales and England 2030, recommended that housing should play a central role in the provision of services for older people. ...

Experts call for a Commissioner for Ageing

10 Oct 2018

Scientists praised for pulling plug on a drug

In a novel twist for researchers who actively develop drugs to combat tropical diseases, a group of scientists at the University of Dundee have been honoured for putting an end to a promising piece of research. The Mode of Action team, based in the Wellcome Centre for Anti-infectives Research at the University’s School of Life Sciences, have been awarded the GlaxoSmithKline Scientific Termination of Projects (STOP) Award 2017 for pulling the plug on the development of compound series aimed at treating visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas’ diseases. Dr Susan Wyllie, who leads the team, explain...

Scientists praised for pulling plug on a drug

9 Oct 2018

One Profession, Many Stories - mental health nursing

A new campaign which aims to raise awareness of mental health nursing is being launched to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2018. ‘Mental Health Nursing – One Profession, Many Stories’ is a joint campaign by NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee which aims to raise awareness of the work and experiences of mental health nurses in Tayside. Launching on World Mental Health Day 2018 (Wednesday, 10 October), the campaign will see a series of videos shared on NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee’s social media sites with the hashtag #OneProfessionManyStories.  The videos ...

One Profession, Many Stories - mental health nursing

7 Oct 2018

Students create suicide awareness comic to address the stigma of mental health

Students and staff from the University of Dundee have produced a comic to raise awareness of suicide in an attempt to reduce the stigma around mental health. ‘Let’s Talk About Suicide’ will launch on Wednesday 10 October to coincide with World Mental Health Day. The dynamic storybook deals with a sensitive and under-resourced health issue in an engaging way. The visually driven publication addresses inequality, stereotypes and other factors associated with mental health and suicide. By using the comic style, potential barriers in traditional healthcare communications, such as sight, liter...

Students create suicide awareness comic to address the stigma of mental health

5 Oct 2018

Murder from the past to feature in Festival of the Future

Ambrose Parry, the hot new name in historical fiction – AKA anaesthetist/medical historian Marisa Haetzman and bestselling author Chris Brookmyre – will appear at the University of Dundee’s inaugural Festival of the Future this month. The husband-and-wife team will reveal how they underpinned historical mystery with hard facts as well as giving an insight into their new writing partnership at Bonar Hall on Sunday 21 October. Chris is the multi-award-winning author of 21 novels while Marisa is a consultant anaesthetist with 20 years’ experience and a Master’s degree in the Hist...

Murder from the past to feature in Festival of the Future