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Using Virtual Reality to revolutionise kidney dialysis training

Glasgow Caledonian University researchers develop tool to revolutionise the way nurses, children on kidney dialysis and their families are trained.

Principal praise for award-winning veteran Peter Yetton

Congratulations to Glasgow Caledonian University’s Head of Visa Immigration Support and Advice (VISA) team and army reservist Peter Yetton for winning the prestigious Military Values in Business Award at the Scottish Ex-Forces Business Awards.

MA TV Fiction Writing scripts return of Mark Stevenson

A star graduate of GCU's MA TV Fiction Writing is returning to the University as a lecturer to help develop the next generation of UK screenwriters.

Researcher helps to inform country’s first Women’s Health Plan

Community engaged researcher Dr Ima Jackson has helped to inform Scotland’s first Women’s Health Plan.

Creating new spiritual worlds for young disabled people

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University are looking to use the popular video game Minecraft to help young people with disabilities better engage with spiritual communities.

GCU launches toolkit to help roll out Men's Sheds across the UK

Glasgow Caledonian University has launched a new 'toolkit' to help increase the number of Men's Sheds across the UK after research showed they improve the mental and social wellbeing of older men.

Ageing expert behind new data predicting falls rise in older people as a result of COVID-19 lockdown

Professor in Ageing and Health Dawn Skelton was one of the experts behind new data predicting that the number of falls among older adults could increase due to a decline in balance and muscle strength caused by inactivity during the first lockdown.

Major international accolade for sexual health and blood borne viruses PhD student

A Glasgow Caledonian University sexual health and blood borne viruses doctoral student has won a prestigious American STD Association (ASTDA) Award for his research presentation at a worldwide conference.

GCU Honorary Professor Nicola Steedman clinches top government health job

Huge congratulations to Glasgow Caledonian University Honorary Professor Nicola Steedman who has just been appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) by the Scottish Government.

Scientists reveal blueprint for getting hepatitis C treatment to people who inject drugs

Scientists have revealed a new method of delivering hepatitis C testing and treatment to people who inject drugs which will help bring the world a step closer to eliminating the virus.

Agreement offers career kickstart to finance talent

GCU has teamed up with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to help students take additional qualifications to kickstart their career in insurance and financial advice.

Top Scots medic hangs up her stethoscope but celebrates new honour

As one of Scotland’s top consultant geriatricians hangs up her stethoscope for the last time, Professor Jackie Taylor reflects on happy times at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and being awarded an honorary degree from Glasgow Caledonian University.