June 2020 news

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Professor Gerry McCormac elected Universities Scotland Convener

University of Stirling Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerry McCormac has been elected Convener of Universities Scotland.

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Stirling project could be key in tackling “snail fever”

Pioneering research involving the University of Stirling could play a vital role in reducing the prevalence of “snail fever” – a debilitating infection that affects more than 200 million people worldwide.

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New study to reveal how landlords can support tenants to create ‘homes’

A new study – led by the University of Stirling – will advise landlords on how they can support tenants in the private rented sector to make their leased property a ‘home’.

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Health psychologist supporting new COVID-19 app design

A health psychologist at the University of Stirling is supporting the development of a new smartphone game designed to educate young people on COVID-19.


New toolkit launched to help deal with isolation

Experts from the University of Stirling have launched a new toolkit providing guidance on the role technology can play in combating feelings of isolation among older people.

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Major study to investigate COVID-19 impact on gamblers

A major new study has been launched to understand how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted gambling behaviour, including among potentially ‘high risk’ groups.

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University fitness programme goes global

The University of Stirling Sport team has seen its lockdown fitness programme go global over recent months with participants joining from all corners of the world.

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Aquaculture study findings shed light on lumpfish welfare

New research from aquaculture experts at the University of Stirling could help improve the welfare of farmed lumpfish – a species vital to tackling the problem of sea lice in salmon.

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Employers could face legal action over COVID-19 exposure, expert warns

Employers across the UK could face legal action from employees who return to work and contract the COVID-19 virus, a leading health and safety expert has warned.

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