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Prize-winning Tranzfuser game explores Holocaust trauma

A team of Glasgow Caledonian University graduates has won a £20,000 UK Games Fund competition for its innovative look at an historic atrocity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.