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European leaders "failed to promote COVID-19 advice" on Twitter

Political leaders across Europe failed to promote COVID-19 health guidelines on social media in the early days of the pandemic, according to a new academic study.

Return of parkrun a "milestone" for health and well-being in UK

Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University have welcomed the return of parkrun as a "significant milestone" for the UK.

Professor Jafry informs carbon debate

Leading academic inputs into report looking at how UK can meet target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

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.

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.

University bat man develops detector to help declining population

Dr David Moore has built a custom 'bat detector' to help the Bat Conservation Trust conduct field and waterway surveys of various species across Scotland.

GCU named in world’s top universities

Glasgow Caledonian University has once again been named one of the world’s top universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021.

Younger people hit hardest by COVID-19 lockdown – new research reveals

First mental health study of its kind shows that younger adults and people with pre-existing health conditions are bearing the brunt of lockdown

New Knowledge Transfer Partnership will address skills shortage

Glasgow Caledonian University is to lend its expertise to an Ayrshire-based engineering company in a bid to address a sector-wide skills shortage.

Sexual health research highlights new ways of engaging women of colour at risk of HIV

Research carried out by sexual health expert Professor Claudia Estcourt, US research student Sarah Nakasone and colleagues has found that much more needs to be done to ensure women of colour at risk of HIV have access to PrEP (pre-exposure

Governments need to be honest with public as the world emerges from lockdown

Governments need to be honest with the public about the trade-offs being made to reopen large sectors of the economy post-lockdown, according to a newly-published paper by leading health economists at Glasgow Caledonian University and the University

Gender diversity boosts the financial performance of firms

Increasing gender diversity in FTSE100 boardrooms has had a "positive and significant" effect on the financial performance of firms, according to a new study.