February 2021 news

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New research to put COVID-19 local authority spending in the spotlight

The University of Stirling is launching major new research to investigate how local authority spending across the UK can deliver maximum benefit to communities in the wake of COVID-19.

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Researchers explore ‘face blindness’ in children

Researchers have launched a new study into a little-known phenomenon which prevents people from recognising members of their own immediate family or sometimes even their own reflection.

A jigsaw piece labelled 'prosopagnosia' being placed into a jigsaw of the human brain.

Professor recognised by prestigious Academy of Social Sciences

A University of Stirling professor has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of his excellent contribution to the sector.

Prof Adrian Blackridge looks straight to camera, smiling. The photo shows his head and shoulders only. He wears black, square glasses and the top of a white shirt and grey blazer can be seen.

New study to improve mental health of farmers and crofters

Experts will explore the best interventions to help support the mental health and wellbeing of Scotland’s farming and crofting communities, as part of a new study.

A farmer gazes out towards a field of sheep.

Scientists able to predict epidemic size and evolution in ‘world-first’

Scientists at the University of Stirling have been able to unpick what determines the size and evolution of disease in a first-of-its-kind study.

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New study questions whether pubs can effectively and consistently prevent COVID-19 transmission risks

A new first-of-its-kind study has questioned whether pub operators can effectively and consistently prevent COVID-19 transmission – after researchers observed risks arising in licensed premises last summer.

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Stirling art student picked for city Street Stories project

A University of Stirling student has been selected to take part in an ambitious project set to transform Stirling’s empty shops into vibrant works of art.

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University welcomes investment in marine aquaculture through Argyll and Bute Rural Growth Deal

A new package of investment for Scotland’s aquaculture sector – to be delivered through a partnership that includes the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture – has been welcomed by researchers.

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New law network to tackle academic and professional silos

A University of Stirling law professor is launching an innovative new body to bring together and promote all sectors of the profession in Scotland.

Dr Guido Noto La Diega. Head and shoulders photo of a man with very short dark hair, stubble and moustache wearing a shirt, tie and suit jacket looking directly to camera.

New research to look at how home tech can support those living with dementia

Experts at the University of Stirling are launching a new research project to find out how technology can better support residents in retirement living schemes and those living with long-term conditions such as dementia.

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New project explores how live music can boost young people’s mental health

A new multi-partner research project – involving the University of Stirling – will examine the impact of live music experiences on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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Review group chaired by Stirling expert publishes towns report

An independent review – led by a leading retail expert at the University of Stirling – has outlined recommendations to support greener, healthier, fairer and inclusive towns and town centres.

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