Examples of our research activities
Health Behavioural Change
Our MAP (motivation, action, prompts) project developed and tested a novel programme to train health professionals delivering diabetes care across Scotland – now being rolled out across health promotion teams.
Professor Ronan O’Carroll is collaborating with researchers and fish farmers in Vietnam. It is anticipated that this work will reduce antibiotic over-use and resistance in farm treated fish and introduce a vaccination programme - see our recent paper published in the journal Antibiotics. This work is funded by an International Development Research Centre Award.
Dr. Pamela Rackow is working with the company Game Doctor (led by Dr Carla Brown) to develop a mobile game to educate young people (8-16) on COVID-19. The game will contain 2-3 mini-games on vaccine/drug development and viral transmission, that will improve knowledge in these areas but also empower young people to follow government guidance. This project is funded by Innovate UK.
Wendy Maltinsky is working with multidisciplinary teams where digital technology is integrated with behavioural science using a co-design approach. The use of digital avatars incorporating