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Regeneration of canals and rivers can improve community health

The regeneration of canals and rivers in cities around the world can positively impact health and health inequalities – leading to a decrease in mortality rates in surrounding areas, according to new research.

Scotland's social history gets comic book reboot

Scotland's rich history of social enterprise and community action will be retold in comic book form as part of a new £76,300 project backed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Stroke researcher clinches NHS Clinical Academic post

A stroke scientist at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has landed a new role as Scotland’s first Allied Health Professions (AHPs) Stroke Clinical Academic with NHS Lanarkshire.

GCU research on alcohol and LGBTQ+ people inspires new KinderStrongerBetter campaign

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) research demonstrating that alcohol is central to the gay scene and to LGBTQ+ social life in Scotland is the inspiration behind a new health campaign.

Calling all gay and bisexual men to take part in vital survey on impact of social distancing

Gay and bisexual men are being urged to get involved in the first online survey of its kind looking into the impact of Coronavirus social distancing on their mental health.

Professor at the heart of hospital independent review

The University’s Professor Billy Hare has been praised for his part in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Independent Review.

University develops tool to prioritise cyber threats

Dr Mehdi Yousefi and Riccardo Lazzarini, of GCU’s School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, have developed a tool which helps organisations triage cyber threats and focus their resources on the most critical.

COVID-19 puts "European solidarity at risk"

Covid-19 has put the solidarity between EU countries at risk, according to a new study.

Demand for emergency food increasing as pressure mounts on volunteers

‚ÄčThe demand for emergency food supplies sparked by COVID-19 is continuing to increase amid growing concern about the wellbeing of food bank volunteers, according to new research published by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Expert warns against 'Covidiot' cyber shaming

Glasgow Caledonian University cyberpsychologist Dr Chris Hand has warned against using social media shaming as a tactic to stop people breaking Coronavirus pandemic lockdown rules.

COVID-19 eyesight survey launched

Glasgow Caledonian University Vision Scientists Dr Mhairi Day and Dr Dirk Seidel, both registered Optometrists, have launched a survey to find out if COVID-19 affects the eyes.

Cameroon hospital gets helping hand from GCU researchers

Glasgow Caledonian University's Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) Research Group is behind the launch of a hand hygiene study in Cameroon which has the potential to to reduce the spread of infections in hospitals across Africa.