Health researchers launch ‘first’ Long Covid resource for patients and health care professionals
The first resource of its kind to support those living with Long Covid and the healthcare professionals involved in their care, has been launched by experts from the University of Stirling.
Cancer greater cause for concern than COVID for over 50s
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Stirling found chronic health conditions are a greater cause for concern than COVID-19 and that older people feel safer from catching COVID-19 in healthcare settings than in other places in the community.
COVID vaccination centre to open on campus
A new vaccination centre is opening on Saturday 14 August at the University of Stirling, allowing members of the public, students and University staff to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
Public health expert issues warning over potential community breakdown in COVID response
A public health expert from the University of Stirling says governments must change the post-pandemic narrative in order to avoid community breakdown.
Fiscal frameworks of UK devolved governments must be made more robust to future crises, experts say
Economic experts have warned that the fiscal frameworks of the UK’s devolved governments must be made more robust to future crises and better able to support COVID-19 recovery.
Change in AstraZeneca UK regulation for under 30s did not impact vaccine intentions
New research from the University of Stirling shows that the change in UK regulation of the AstraZeneca vaccine – recommending an alternative for those under 30 – has had no effect on the general public’s intention to get vaccinated.
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.
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.
Research project to study the impact of COVID fear
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Stirling is launching a new study to consider how the fear of COVID-19 is impacting the lives of the over-50s, after receiving a major funding grant.
New study reveals impact of face masks on person identification
Research by experts at the University of Stirling has revealed the impact that the increased wearing of face masks may be having on people’s ability to recognise each other.
Voluntary action and Covid-19 – new research will explore lessons learnt and recommendations for UK recovery
Experts from across academia and the voluntary sector are to carry out a major research project into the role of voluntary action in the Covid-19 pandemic – exploring the challenges, what worked well and making recommendations to inform planning for future crises.
University of Stirling education experts complete exam review
A team of Stirling researchers led by education expert Professor Mark Priestley has completed an independent review into the handling of this year’s Scottish National Qualifications.
COVID-19 mobile testing unit opens at University of Stirling
The University of Stirling is welcoming the arrival of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) mobile testing unit on campus.
Stirling students lead charity campaign to support Coronavirus appeal
Students at the University of Stirling are being praised after turning their talents to support an international fundraising appeal launched in the wake of COVID-19.
Lecturer to swim 7 lochs to raise funds for students hit by COVID-19
A University of Stirling lecturer is set to swim 7 lochs in 7 days in a bid to raise funds to support students struck by financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Health psychologist supporting new COVID-19 app design
A health psychologist at the University of Stirling is supporting the development of a new smartphone game designed to educate young people on COVID-19.
New toolkit launched to help deal with isolation
Experts from the University of Stirling have launched a new toolkit providing guidance on the role technology can play in combating feelings of isolation among older people.
Major study to investigate COVID-19 impact on gamblers
A major new study has been launched to understand how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted gambling behaviour, including among potentially ‘high risk’ groups.
Employers could face legal action over COVID-19 exposure, expert warns
Employers across the UK could face legal action from employees who return to work and contract the COVID-19 virus, a leading health and safety expert has warned.
COVID-19: Study considers the impact of ‘new’ home working arrangements on wellbeing
The impact of the unprecedented shift towards full-time home-based work (HBW), brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, is the focus of a major new University of Stirling study.
COVID-19: Dying patients should receive visits, experts say
Families should be enabled to visit dying loved-ones – even during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a healthcare expert who has recently overcome her own life-threatening illness.
Study considers the protection of vulnerable children during COVID-19
Protecting the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people in Scotland, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is the focus of a new University of Stirling study.
New study examines lifting of pub and nightclub restrictions
A new University of Stirling study is seeking to understand how the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on licensed premises can be effectively managed to protect emergency services.
Occupational hygiene expertise could help reduce risk of COVID-19 in workplace
Occupational hygienists could play an important role helping workers return to their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Stirling expert has said.
Study to research impact of COVID-19 on people who use drugs
Understanding the health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who use drugs in Scotland is the focus of a new University of Stirling study.
Stirling projects to safeguard wellbeing of carers during pandemic
Three University of Stirling projects will play a key role in safeguarding carers and support workers during the COVID-19 pandemic – and assessing the impact the experience has on them.
Sewage poses potential COVID-19 transmission risk, experts warn
Environmental biologists at the University of Stirling have warned that the potential spread of COVID-19 via sewage “must not be neglected” in the battle to protect human health.
University of Stirling staff volunteer for COVID-19 effort
Eleven clinically-trained staff from the University of Stirling have volunteered to return to frontline healthcare duties to support the COVID-19 pandemic response.
COVID-19 studies focus on Ambulance Service impact
A new University of Stirling study will assess the challenges faced by paramedics during the COVID-19 pandemic – and consider how their decisions impact patients with the virus.
COVID-19 study: Impact of social distancing on older adults
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social contact, loneliness, wellbeing and physical activity in older adults will be the focus of a new University of Stirling study.
University of Stirling to lead 10 projects on COVID-19 impact
The University of Stirling will conduct 10 major projects investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving almost £500,000 in funding from the Scottish Government.
University sends beds to new temporary hospital
The University of Stirling has sent a number of beds to Scotland’s new temporary critical care hospital, set up to support the national coronavirus (COVID-19) response.
Almost 400 Stirling student nurses respond to COVID-19 call
Almost 400 student nurses – and up to nine staff – from the University of Stirling are joining healthcare workers on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Stirling expert’s potentially life-saving advice to COVID-19 social workers
A leading expert from the University of Stirling is providing potentially life-saving advice to social workers around the world as they tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
University donates 3D printers to support COVID-19 response
The University of Stirling has gifted two 3D printers – and loaned another two – to a local school that is using the devices to create personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers.