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Nursing graduate wins top award against the odds

A mature nursing student who returned from maternity leave to help out on the COVID-19 frontline has won the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Jessie Main award for overall highest academic achievement.

International students to get lessons in Scottish culture

School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS) Associate Dean International Dr Karen Thomson has won funding to develop a fun new module to teach international students about Scottish culture.

Call for online sports coaching to continue after COVID-19

Researchers monitoring sports coaching habits during lockdown are calling for online training sessions to continue, even after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end.

COVID-19 impacts alcohol support services for older adults

A new study involving GCU researchers has shown that face-to-face alcohol treatment support is crucial for older adults.

Digital revolution for people with sexually transmitted infections

World-renowned sexual health experts are behind a new NHS digital revolution for people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) using a new automated online consultation giving patients 24-hour access to medical care.

SHLS Senior Lecturer wins funding to develop revolutionary virtual reality lessons

Dr Sharron Blumenthal, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Interprofessional Education at Glasgow Caledonian University, is helping to revolutionise teaching methods in health after securing funding for a virtual reality (VA) lesson project.

Respiratory nurses on COVID-19 frontline suffer anxiety and depression

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) found that nurses working with respiratory patients on the COVID-19 frontline suffered anxiety and depression during the first wave.

World-leading sexual health experts launch new PrEP report to mark World AIDS Day

Sexual health experts at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have revealed details of a major review of Scotland’s national HIV prevention PrEP programme to mark World AIDS Day today (December 1).

Professor puts GCU on world map for influencing global health policy and research excellence

Professor Sebastien Chastin has played a key role in developing new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour launched today (Thursday, November 26).

Physical activity and health scientist hailed as one of the world’s most influential researchers

GCU Professor of Health Behaviour Dynamics Sebastien Chastin has been named in the top one per cent of the world’s most influential researchers in the Clarivate’s Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list.

SHIP team sails across new horizons to reach out to communities during the pandemic

GCU’s Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) research group has risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by finding new and inventive ways to reach out to our communities.

COVID-19 study on the mental health of frontline health and social care professionals

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers have found that more needs to be done to support the mental health of COVID-19 frontline health and social care professionals.