The 26.2 mile route will take runners, of all abilities, from the start at Blair Drummond Safari Park to villages in the area including Doune, Dunblane (past Andy Murray’s golden post box), and Bridge of Allan.
SAGA: An attempt to promote the welfare of chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates in Japan
16 Mar 2017
Join us on Thursday 16th March for a Faculty of Natural Sciences guest lecture, 'SAGA: An attempt to promote the welfare of chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates in Japan', delivered by Professor Testuro Matsuzawa, Distinguished Professor at Kyoto University's Institute for Advanced Study.
Evaluating public health interventions in complex systems: challenges and future directions
22 Feb 2017
There is increasing recognition that randomised trials and natural experiments of public health interventions do not tell us, in binary terms, whether or not an intervention “works”. Rather, effect sizes provide us with an estimate of the balance of benefit vs harm following the introduction of an intervention in a particular time and place. An understanding of mechanisms and context is then vital to make sense of the extent to which evaluation effects may translate to a new context.
Cognitive and Cardiovascular Health in the UK Biobank cohort
25 Jan 2017
The UK Biobank cohort (n=502,628) is a landmark study of physical and mental health in the general UK population. In this talk, Dr Lyall will summarise some of the findings his team have reported including genetic contributions to cognitive abilities (e.g. reasoning or memory), overlap between cardiometabolic and cognitive functions, and whether the novel cognitive test data is valid, reliable and useable for researchers.