Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

News 2017

A selection of news from the Usher Institute in 2017 - major publications, awards, visitors and more.

Speed limit study to probe if twenty is plenty

20mph speed zone sign
The impact of 20mph speed limits is to be evaluated in a major study in two British cities.

Annual Lecture and Showcase success

Usher Institute Lecture and Showcase 2017
One of the world's leading health care policy experts delivered the second Usher Institute Annual Lecture to a full auditorium, this week. A dynamic showcase followed the lecture, featuring professors, patient representatives, researchers and colleagues from across the Institute.

Quit-smoking drug safe for lung disease patients

Discarded cigarette packet
Medication that helps smokers to quit is safe for use by people with chronic lung conditions, research suggests.

Professor Wendy Bickmore elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Wendy Bickmore, a colleague from the MRC Institute of Genetic & Molecular Medicine, has been elected to a prestigious fellowship in recognition of her outstanding contributions to science.

Dr Martyn Pickersgill wins Rising Star award from British Academy

Dr Martyn Pickersgill in Teviot Place office
Dr Martyn Pickersgill has recently won a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for his research project 'How Should Social Science Inform Policy? Engaging Across Academia and Society'

New website for Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Aziz Sheikh launches new AUKCAR website
On World Asthma Day (2 May 2017) the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research launched a new website – a brand new virtual home for the Centre.

New Director for Usher Institute

Professors Andrew Morris and Aziz Sheikh
Professor Andrew Morris - who has led the Usher Institute since its launch - will be stepping down in summer 2017.

Professor Devi Sridhar - profiled in the BMJ

Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health here in the Usher Institute, shares some reflections with the British Medical Journal.

Professor Raj Bhopal - profiled in the BMJ

Professor Raj Bhopal
Raj Bhopal, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health here in the Usher Institute, shares some reflections with the British Medical Journal.

Asthma study finds support saves lives

Clinician explaining inhaler
People with asthma should be given tailored support to help them manage their condition, experts say.

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