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Moray House turns 175!

13 September 2023 marks the 175th anniversary of Moray House School of Education and Sport.

Spotlight on staff: Dr Ashley Simpson

Dr Ashley Simpson was recently appointed co-Head of the Institute for Language Education and has answered some questions regarding his role at Moray House, current projects and Language education.

New book publication: Anti-racism in Education: Stories of Growing Activism

Dr Geetha Marcus contributed to this new book, raising awareness about how education professionals can positively impact understanding of racism.

New terms added to the British Sign Language glossary!

Dr Audrey Cameron collaborated with Scottish Sensory Centre and The Royal Society in this project to create further inclusion in this vital topic of discussion.

Growing support from fans for the Scottish women’s national football team

The Academy of Sport (AoS) conducted new research to gather information about fan engagement within the Scottish national women’s team (SWNT).

Book publication: Sports Mega-Events in Asia

Dr Jung Woo (Jay) Lee publishes first scholarly book on sports mega-events across whole of Asia.

Scottish providers of Initial Teacher Education produce report on measuring quality

Comprehensive study of Scottish Initial Teacher Education finds graduates have high levels of confidence and self-efficacy.

Dr Audrey Cameron recommended for OBE

Dr Audrey Cameron
Lecturer and alumna of Moray House has been selected for OBE on Birthday 2023 Honours List.

Moving through Menopause

Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) release a report commissioned by the Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH).

Sport, Cultural Relations and the Peace Process

New research report commissioned by the British Council, recognising the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

Pomegranates Traditional Dance Festival and International Day of Dance

A weekend filled with dance, poetry, art, film, music, and a 4-star review!

Evidence for the New National Clinical Guideline for Stroke

Physical Activity and Health Research Centre (PAHRC) recently contributed to the 2023 edition of the National Guideline for Stroke.

Raising the school starting age in Scotland

Dr Lynn McNair's published article Fertile and fruitful frisson. Raising the school starting age in Scotland

Tackling women’s Rugby injury rates

A new research study funded by World Rugby aims to improve injury and recovery rates in women's rugby.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre Launch

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The new International Olympic Committee Research Centre between Edinburgh and Bath has now launched

Childlight Launch

A new data institute was launched at University of Edinburgh with colleagues from Moray House.

Moray House ranked top 25 in the world for Education and Sport

Top 25 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 for Education and Sport!

Research highlights the importance of parental mind-mindedness

Dr Sarah Foley publishes research demonstrating links between parental mind-mindedness during pregnancy and early parent-infant conversations.

Academy of Sport co-host Sports Diplomacy Symposia

Academy of Sport (AoS) partners with Australian government and the British Council to host Sports Diplomacy Symposia in Edinburgh, March 2023.

Digital Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

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MSc in Digital Education team have received funding to support digital capacity building for universities.

Edinburgh and Bath to lead International Olympic Committee Research Centre

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The new IOC Research Centre focusing on athlete health and injury prevention will draw on long-standing sports science research expertise at both institutions.

Decolonising the Curriculum in Higher Education virtual speaker series

Our Decolonising the Curriculum in Higher Education virtual speaker series hosted seven talks January to June 2021. Organised and chaired by Dr Andrea English, the events saw over 500 attendees from Indonesia, Canada, India, Philippines, North America, Mexico and the UK, to name just a few places. 

Moray House ranked Top 25 worldwide for Education and Sport

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, University of Edinburgh was ranked in the top 25 in the world for both Education and Training, and Sport-related subjects.

Concussion awareness project

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Concussion and its detrimental impact has been the topic of recent news stories in the Sports industry.

Pupils 'would benefit from thinking like Da Vinci'

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Researchers demonstrate need for trans-disciplinary education.

Head of School publishes new book

Professor Richard Andrews, our Head of School, has recently published his book Polyrhythmicity in Language, Music and Society as part of Springer’s ‘Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education’ series.

Celebrating 60 years of Community Education

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Moray House School of Education and Sport is delighted to celebrate its 60th anniversary of teaching Community Education.

Moray House and Place2Be Launch with John Swinney

Moray House launches the formal partnership with Place2Be, children's mental wellbeing charity.

Research explores literacy to close attainment gap

Dr Sarah McGeown’s research explores children’s and adolescents’ reading motivations, and challenges gender stereotypes.

Moray House and Place2Be Partnership

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Moray House School of Education and Sport (MHSES) is proud to partner with Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity.

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