We are happy to announce a new PhD studentship opportunity on physical activity at the cross section of health and social psychology! Please check it out: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/comparing-the-social-and-health-consequences-of-collective-and-solitary-physical-activity-participation/?p108565 This is a collaboration with Dr Fergus Neville, a social psychologist in the School of Management. We are both interested in the effects… Continue reading
I’m so pleased to announce that Rachel has passed her viva with minor corrections! Rachel was supported by an ESRC studentship in collaboration with Fife Sports and Leisure Trust. Her PhD examined the illness perceptions and health behaviour change among working age cardiac rehab attendees and their caregivers! We wish… Continue reading
So, I wrote this briefing paper for Scottish School of Primary Care on physical activity participation by adults. I hope that GP clusters will find it useful to see how behavioural health consultants can assist and how community resources such as jogscotland and parkrun can be connected to primary care…. Continue reading
Delighted that this latest paper from the DISPLAY study is out. Led by Prof Jamie Pearce of University of Edinburgh, we looked at how the introduction of point-of-sale legislation affected the presence and visibility of tobacco retailing in Scotland in a longitudinal study. Check it out: How has the introduction… Continue reading
Aleksandra published her first paper from her dissertation at BMC Cancer (open access): https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12885-018-4766-y The paper examined the determinants of fertility issues experienced by young women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer and it’s a cross-cultural study with data from Poland and UK. Check it out!
We were delighted that we were able to tell the audience about our ongoing work on creating a link between @jogscotland (Scotland’s recreational running network) and primary care in Edinburgh yesterday. SPARC 2018 had a packed programme (http://www.sparc.education.ed.ac.uk/programme/) and it is one of the highlights of the year for those… Continue reading
We are delighted that Pelin passed her viva on 9th March with minor corrections! Pelin will be returning to Turkey to a faculty position and we wish her the best!
I’m delighted that Julie successfully completed her Stage 2 training! I had the pleasure of supervising her training. We are extra delighted as she has also completed her stage 1 training in our MSc programme in St Andrews.
I’m delighted that our CSO funded study into facilitators and barriers to smoking cessation in cancer patients and family members is out! It’s published in BMC Cancer and it’s open access: https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12885-017-3344-z
We are very proud of Pelin presenting her unique work in Cardiff!