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Living near a canal cuts chronic disease risk, researchers find

People from deprived areas can cut their risk of developing chronic life-shortening diseases by up to 15% if they live within 700m of a well-developed canal, according to new research.

Sign of The Times for sexual health expert Professor Claudia Estcourt

Professor of Sexual Health and HIV Claudia Estcourt has featured in The Times newspaper explaining how we can stop the Scottish spread of HIV in eight years.

Study reveals best dose of speech therapy to maximise recovery for stroke patients with language problems

A world-first study led by Glasgow Caledonian University researcher Professor Marian Brady has revealed insights into the best dose of speech therapy to maximise recovery of stroke patients with language problems.

Dragon’s Den success for stroke researcher

Stroke expert Professor Maggie Lawrence’s pitch on non-medical prevention was a surefire winner at a Dragon’s Den-style event during the UK Stroke Forum Online Annual Research Conference.

World-renowned hepatitis C expert behind landmark report on liver disease in Europe

World-renowned hepatitis C expert Professor Sharon Hutchinson is behind a new Lancet Commission report on tackling liver disease deaths in Europe.

Sport and exercise psychology stars take international conference by storm

Eight trainees and graduates from GCU’s Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology took an international research conference by storm - winning awards and giving outstanding presentations.

Global health researcher wins highly cited award for second year running

GCU Professor of Health Behaviour Dynamics Sebastien Chastin has been hailed one of the world's most influential researchers by Clarivate for the second year running.

What inspired Annie Lennox to become a social activist?

Legendary singer-songwriter and social activist Dr Annie Lennox OBE revealed that her grandparents and Eurythmics partner Dave Stewart’s stepfather inspired her to become a social activist fighting for climate action.

GCU health scientist at forefront of COP26 ‘Canals Do Net Zero’ event

A global health expert from Glasgow Caledonian University will play a key role in a major COP26 'Canals Do Net Zero' event.

Tabitha flies the flag for GCU at UN Climate Change Conference of Youth

Students’ Association Vice President for the School of Health and Life Sciences Tabitha Nyariki proudly represented Glasgow Caledonian University at the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16).

Glasgow schoolgirls begin their fight for climate action as Girls@COP26 kicks off at GCU

Schoolgirls begin their fight for gender equality to tackle global climate change with a two-week Girls@COP26 – The Solutions are Feminist conference at Glasgow Caledonian University.

University joins 1050 education institutions pledging to reach net-zero by 2050

Glasgow Caledonian University has joined 1050 universities and colleges from 68 countries pledging to half their emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050 at the latest.