December 2018 news

Lifetime achievement award for Sir George Reid

University of Stirling Professorial Fellow Sir George Reid has won Scotland’s top award for public service.

Lifetime achievement award for Sir George Reid

Top academic to head up Stirling Management School

Professor Kevin Grant has been appointed as Dean of the University of Stirling Management School.

Top academic to head up Stirling Management School

More than £1,600 raised for charity by University staff quiz

The University of Stirling and Santander have raised more than £1,600 for a local charity that provides sporting opportunities to people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities.

More than £1,600 raised for charity by University staff quiz

Plain packaging sparked tobacco price rises, new study finds

The introduction of plain tobacco packaging led to an increase in the price of leading products, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

Plain packaging sparked tobacco price rises, new study finds

Stirling academic to help improve support for victims of crime

University of Stirling academic Dr Margaret Malloch has been appointed to a new Scottish Government taskforce which will improve support, advice and information for victims of crime.

Stirling academic to help improve support for victims of crime

Global survey of news photographers reveals financial challenges

An international study of news photographers – authored by University of Stirling academics – has revealed a sharp decline in the number working full-time.

Global survey of news photographers reveals financial challenges

£1.85m study to investigate microbes “hitch-hiking” on marine plastics

Experts at the University of Stirling will lead a new £1.85 million project investigating how marine plastics transport bacteria and viruses – and the impact that may have on human health.

£1.85m study to investigate microbes “hitch-hiking” on marine plastics

Reduction in drink-drive limit has not reduced the number of accidents, study finds

The lowering of the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in Scotland has had no impact on the number of road traffic accidents, a new study involving the University of Stirling has found.

Reduction in drink-drive limit has not reduced the number of accidents, study finds

Swim stars dominate at national short course champs

The University of Stirling’s swimming team lived up to its reputation this past weekend as it claimed 50 medals at the Scottish Short Course Championships in Edinburgh.

Swim stars dominate at national short course champs

Data science “valuable” to mental health research

A review involving experts from the University of Stirling has suggested new ways in which big data could enhance the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.

Data science “valuable” to mental health research

Stirling academic helps shape landmark human rights report

The First Minister of Scotland’s advisory group on human rights leadership – which includes a University of Stirling academic – has recommended a new framework to improve people’s daily lives.

Stirling academic helps shape landmark human rights report

Domestic abuse seminar series launched by University academics

A domestic abuse seminar series – marking the end of an international campaign challenging violence against women and girls – is being launched by the University of Stirling’s Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection.

Domestic abuse seminar series launched by University academics

‘Real-life Game of Thrones’ Scots history show stars Stirling academic

A major BBC history series focusing on Scotland’s clans features expertise from a senior University of Stirling academic.

‘Real-life Game of Thrones’ Scots history show stars Stirling academic

Scottish Government steering group on clean air appoints Stirling academic

A steering group set up by the Scottish Government to help improve air quality in Scotland has appointed a University of Stirling academic.

Scottish Government steering group on clean air appoints Stirling academic

Experts preparing for invasion of “dangerous” plant bacteria

Scientists from the University of Stirling are working to tackle the potential introduction and spread of a devastating plant pathogen into the UK as part of a new £4.85 million study.

Experts preparing for invasion of “dangerous” plant bacteria

Stirling academic goes off-piste to explore risk in new short movie

A short movie exploring skiing and the philosophy of risk is to feature expertise from a University of Stirling academic.

Stirling academic goes off-piste to explore risk in new short movie