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Spotlight on life-changing health research with launch of new centre of excellence

A new Research Centre for Health (ReaCH) has been launched to reflect the increased impact of life-changing research, both nationally and internationally, at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Former GCU PhD student shortlisted for prestigious award

A former Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) PhD student who played a key role in one of Europe’s largest ever investigations into the diagnosis and treatment of knee osteoarthritis has been shortlisted for a major alumni award.

DPsych student celebrates her first research paper being published

GCU DPsych Sport and Exercise Psychology student Zoe Black is celebrating her first research paper being published in a peer-reviewed journal.

New research shows huge fall in new HIV infections after roll-out of PrEP in Scotland

A research study led by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Professor Claudia Estcourt has revealed a 20 per cent reduction in new HIV diagnosis in gay and bisexual men as a result of the implementation of the first PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)

Cyber abuse research exposes new dark side of social media

A leading cyberpsychologist has warned Twitter users to be careful what they post online because a new study has found that Twitter users with dark sides to their personalities might victimise them.

Doctoral student delivers sport psychology programme in India

An inspiring Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Doctoral student designed and delivered a sport psychology training programme for students at his alumnus university in India.

Early career researchers win top poster awards

Two early career researchers from GCU's Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences have won top awards for their research posters by the British Pharmacological Society.

Lockdown mental health boost for young north-east swimmers

Psychology students have been giving young swimming athletes and their coaches in the north-east of Scotland a mental health boost during lockdown with a series of online workshops.

Supporting the mental wellbeing of BAME and LGBTQ+ student communities

GCU’s Head of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine Dr Heather Gray and Mental Health Co-ordinator Rachel Simpson are leading a new project looking at ways to support BAME and LGBTQ+ student communities over the next six months.

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.