March 2021 news

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RSE announces two new Stirling Fellows

Two University of Stirling Professors have been elected as Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

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Study raises questions over coaches’ awareness of concussion protocols in youth football

A new study has raised questions over an apparent lack of awareness of concussion protocols among coaches in Scottish youth football.

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AstraZeneca suspension did not impact vaccine intentions

New research from the University of Stirling has shown that the suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccination had no effect on the UK general public’s intention of getting the vaccination.

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A walk in the park: has the Covid-19 travel response opened the door to a new direction on climate policy?

New research has found that during the pandemic people in England and Scotland ditched the car, preferring to walk or cycle.

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Researchers explore aquaculture’s progress over the past two decades

A study involving the University of Stirling has explored the progress of the aquaculture industry over the last 20 years - highlighting an important move towards sustainable growth and pointing to even more opportunity for development.

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University of Stirling to develop new adult social care Centre

The University of Stirling is partnering with the University of Birmingham, as part of a broader consortium of key stakeholders from across the four nations of the UK, to develop a new Centre for adult social care.

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Stirling study to analyse attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines

One year on from the original UK coronavirus lockdown, a study led by the University of Stirling is under way to understand attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines.

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University of Stirling cyclist selected for international esports squad

University of Stirling student and cyclist, Becky Storrie, has been selected for an elite global virtual racing squad, taking her to the highest tier of cycling esports competition in the world.

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Alaskan expedition helps unravel history of invasive plant

An Alaskan expedition and large-scale study led by a University of Stirling scientist has tracked the origin of an invasive plant population in the UK, tracing it back to the remote Aleutian Islands.

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£200k investment will “super-charge” research capacity at University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is to significantly upgrade the technology supporting its Archives and Special Collections after receiving a major funding award.

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Universities and Colleges unite to help businesses prosper

The University of Stirling is working in collaboration with higher and further education institutions from across Scotland to raise awareness of apprenticeships.

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New £200k study to explore fuel choices in East and Central Africa

A new £200,000 study – led by the University of Stirling – is seeking to understand the fuel choices of those living in East and Central African communities in a bid to improve health.

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Stirling researchers to transform housing design for dementia

Experts at the University of Stirling are leading a major new research project – with the support of international partners including the dementia care foundation established by the Queen of Sweden - to create future-proof housing to meet the needs of the world’s ageing population.

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Stirling secures £1.6m to connect older people

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has been awarded £1.6m of funding to improve access to online resources for older people in a bid to boost health.

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Five-star review for the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling has retained its five-star rating in the respected QS Stars Rating System, following an independent audit of its performance.

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New £296k study launched to better support long-COVID patients

A new study co-led by the University of Stirling will explore rehabilitation options for people suffering from long-COVID and recommend how best to maximise recovery and quality of life.

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Young drinkers believe prominent health warnings on alcohol could boost risk awareness

Introducing prominent health warnings on alcohol products could be effective in increasing awareness of the potential harms of drinking, according to a new study involving young adult drinkers.

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New network to explore ways to help reduce smoking in the home

A multidisciplinary team of experts is seeking to understand how best to support people to create a smoke-free home, given the health risks particularly to pregnant women, babies and children.


Study reveals impact of lockdown on the gambling habits of sports bettors

Around one in six sports bettors started a new form of gambling during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, and one in three placed bets more frequently, according to a new study.

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Visiting water bodies worth £700bn to economies, study finds

Europeans spend more than £700 billion (€800 bn) a year on recreational visits to water bodies – but perceived poor water quality costs almost £90bn (€100 bn) in lost visits, a new study has found.

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