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Lockdown lifestyle linked to poor mental health in Scotland

A rise in negative health behaviours – such as lack of sleep, exercise and an unhealthy diet – is linked to poorer mental health during the tightest restrictions of Scotland’s COVID-19 lockdown, a new study has confirmed.

University can continue to help change lives thanks to Santander

A university scheme that has allowed a graduate to transform his business into a production line for essential PPE in Uganda has been given an additional boost.

NHS urged not to spend money on expensive incontinence devices

An international team of experts, led by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), has found no evidence that expensive biofeedback devices used in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women make any difference.

The future is now for climate finance

Globally influential figures will put their heads together at a Glasgow Caledonian University event in a bid to identify how the lives of the poorest and vulnerable, who are disproportionately affected by climate change, can be made better.

GCU cancer researcher wins prestigious grant for lifesaving work

GCU blood cancer scientist Dr Mark Williams has been awarded this year’s British Society for Haematology (BSH) Visiting Fellow Grant of £17,997 to continue his potentially lifesaving research into Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

Harry Potter psychology research proves public don’t need dumbed down

Words such as Muggle and Quidditch from Harry Potter fantasy novels have been used in an in-depth eye movement psychological study to find out how people react to unfamiliar language.

THE names GCU among UK universities best placed to meet pandemic challenges

GCU has been recognised by Times Higher Education as one of the eight UK institutions best positioned to meet the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

GCU among UK’s best in Guardian University Guide

Two subject areas at GCU have been listed in the top 10 in the UK and first in Scotland in this year's Guardian University Guide 2021.

GCU leads Scottish arm of major UK-wide COVID-19 immunity study

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Professor Lesley Price is co-ordinating the Scottish arm of the UK-wide SIREN study, in partnership with Public Health Scotland, and working closely with NHS Research Scotland and the Chief Scientist Office.

Sexual health research highlights new ways of engaging women of colour at risk of HIV

Research carried out by sexual health expert Professor Claudia Estcourt, US research student Sarah Nakasone and colleagues has found that much more needs to be done to ensure women of colour at risk of HIV have access to PrEP (pre-exposure

Mobility-based programme gets green light

Glasgow Caledonian’s bid to jointly host a climate-themed Master’s programme with some of Europe’s top universities has been successful.

Study hails Jacinda Ardern’s use of Facebook Live during pandemic

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's warm and informal use of Facebook Live has helped convey vital COVID-19 messages in a clear and relatable way, according to a new academic study.