19 Jun 2017

Scottish experts call to `change the conversation’ on breastfeeding

Experts in neonatal care, mother and infant health, and nutrition from across Scotland are calling for a `change in the conversation’ around breastfeeding, at the start of National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week. More than 30 signatories have endorsed a statement emphasising the critical need to shift the culture around breastfeeding and offer more support and help to women to enable them to breastfeed. Mary Renfrew, Professor of Mother and Infant Health at the University of Dundee and one of the authors of the document, said, “National Breastfeeding Week is an important opportunity to reflect ...

Scottish experts call to `change the conversation’ on breastfeeding

19 Jun 2017

New research centre to focus on psychoactive substances

A new Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research has been created at the University of Dundee to help tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs. The Centre forms the research arm of a wider initiative with the Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services and the Scottish Government, creating a Drugs and NPS forensic capability for Scotland.  This wider initiative also involves a range of organisations including Police Scotland, NHS Scotland, first responders, policy makers, voluntary organisations and other academic institutions creating a National consortium t...

New research centre to focus on psychoactive substances

19 Jun 2017

Keeping Secrets Online – new security threat research announced

Eight projects to address some of the security threats facing the UK have been announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). One of the projects is led by Professor Wendy Moncur at the University of Dundee and is aimed at understanding how people keep secrets online, and how this understanding could help develop the UK’s capacity to support people who keep secrets as part of their jobs.” Professor Moncur’s `Keeping Secrets Online’ project – which looks into how ordinary people use the Internet when they are trying to keep secrets – for ex...

Keeping Secrets Online – new security threat research announced

16 Jun 2017

MBE for Professor David Coates

Professor David Coates, of the School of Life Sciences at the University, has been awarded an MBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Coates has been given the award `for services to biology’. Professor Coates has held the position of Director of Life Sciences Learning and Teaching at the University and has also worked extensively with the Royal Society of Biology. He said, “I am truly honoured to be recognised in this way for my work with the Royal Society of Biology, in supporting the development of a single voice for Biology in the UK, which is now having such a powerful...

MBE for Professor David Coates

16 Jun 2017

Responsible electives raise funds for under-resourced hospitals

Medical students from the University of Dundee have raised tens of thousands of pounds for hospitals in Africa during ‘Responsible Electives’ in Malawi and Zambia. Electives are a period of study in which medical students can learn hands-on experience almost anywhere in the world. A group of 10 students from Dundee chose to participate in the Responsible Electives programme and in the course of this have raised over £16,000 for Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi and St. Francis Mission Hospital in Zambia as part of their elective. Dr Katy Daniels, Electives Lead and Clinical Teacher from the Schoo...

Responsible electives raise funds for under-resourced hospitals