13 Sep 2016

Dundee dentists pilot public health coaching in prison

A health coaching initiative developed by dentists from the University of Dundee has led to a significant shift in the behaviour and wellbeing of prisoners at HM Prison Perth. The team from the Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) developed the People in Prison, Health Coaching for Scotland (PeP-SCOT)programme to provide health coaching training for people in prison. PeP-SCOT was delivered in collaboration between the University of Dundee, the NHS Tayside’s Oral Health Improvement Team, Scottish Prison Services and the charity Positive Prison? Positive Futures (PPPF). Prison Officers noted po...

Dundee dentists pilot public health coaching in prison

13 Sep 2016

‘The Voyage Out’ celebrates decade of creativity

An international anthology celebrating a decade of risky journeys into the unknownis to be launched on board the RRS Discovery on Friday, 16th September. In the spirit by which the RRS Discovery was launched from Dundee into the white spaces of the Antarctic in 1902, The Voyage Out, a unique compendium of fiction, poetry, essays, art and film and science, captures the anticipation and the possibilities of voyaging. The Voyage Out marks a decade of imaginative journeys undertaken in Writing Practice and Study at the University and commemorates the work of Dundee poet and much loved English Lecturer, Jim Ste...

‘The Voyage Out’ celebrates decade of creativity

12 Sep 2016

University Rector meets Olympic Silver Medallist Stephen Milne

World record-breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont, Rector of the University of Dundee, will meet Olympic medallist and fellow Scotsman, Stephen Milne at the Institute of Sport and Exercise today. Stephen Milne, who lives in Perth, has been a sportscotland Institute of Sport supported athlete for six years and contributed Scotland’s 13 medals out of the 67 won in Rio last month. The first of the swimming relay medals, in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay, was an all Scottish affair in the heats as Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace and Robbie Renwick took Team GB comfortably into the final, with James Guy re...

University Rector meets Olympic Silver Medallist Stephen Milne

9 Sep 2016

Mark Beaumont pushes student well-being with new Support Hub

The record-breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont is set to open the University of Dundee’s new Support Hub next week. Mark, the student Rector, will unveil the Support Hub which aims to cater for a range of support needs for staff and students. The Support Hub is set to bring together existing services which provide disability, mental health, student funding, counselling and health support across the University. Mark said, “University can sometimes be an uphill struggle for students. Financial circumstances, ill-health and stress are common features across all campuses but this new Suppo...

Mark Beaumont pushes student well-being with new Support Hub

9 Sep 2016

New blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa

The University of Dundee and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) have partnered to develop a simple and effective device that tests for a cattle disease that is endemic in 40 African countries and accounts for up to a 50 percent loss in milk and meat production in the continent. The device, less than 3 inches long and similar in format to a pregnancy test, can identify within 30 minutes whether or not an animal is infected with the parasite Trypanosoma vivax from a single drop of blood. The simple device does not require electricity or any additional equipment, factors tha...

New blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa