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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.

Cutting-edge tool launched to reduce fertiliser damage to the environment

Leading Scottish scientists have invented a new cutting-edge tool to help farmers find the safest way to use organic waste fertiliser in a bid to reduce its damaging impact on the environment.

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.

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.

Study launches into COVID-19's impact on the financially vulnerable

Researchers are to assess the impact social distancing and a move to a cashless society has had on the lives of those without access to credit and other banking services.

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.