Usher Institute


Interested in knowing just that little bit more? Find out more about some of our Usher people, teams and activities in our feature articles.

BLOG: Data is driving health and social care innovation & inclusion of older people in research

Rose Penfold reflects on her hopes for data-driven innovation to improve health care.

FEATURING: MSc Epidemiology student, Bisola Olubiyi

Listen to a recent IELTS podcast hosted by Ben Worthington, as he chats with online MSc Epidemiology student Bisola Olubiyi about her journey at the University of Edinburgh

BLOG: Visiting student, Phaedra Locquet

Susan Shenkin and Phaedra
Visiting masters student in Biomedical Sciences from Belgium, Phaedra Locquet, reflects on her time in Edinburgh.

BLOG: Trials, Tribulations and the Joy of Learning – The journey through MSc Clinical Trials and beyond

Mariam Hassan reflects on her time studying the MSc Clinical Trials at the University of Edinburgh, and how this positively impacted her career.

FEATURING: New student advisor, Alison Webb

The new Student Advisor for the Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences is Alison Webb, a multi-talented member of the team with experience in teaching and significant multi-cultural experience that she can draw from in her interactions with our international students. 

STUDY WITH US: Upskilling with Health Data Science course

Data science is revolutionising how medicine is understood, how biomedical research is conducted and how healthcare is delivered.

OPPORTUNITY: Get paid to create Instagram Reel content (online students only)

Are you a natural at creating TikToks or Instagram Reels? Or just keen to show off your online learning experience through short-form video? We want you to create Instagram Reel content for us!

BLOG: A great opportunity for part-time MPH students

Maria, final year MPH student, reflects on their experience of the student-led course offered in place of a traditional dissertation in the online, part-time MPH programme.

STUDY WITH US: Health Data Science course feedback from former students

A fully-funded Health Data Science Course has opened for a new year. Here is what our former students said about the course.

BLOG: Staying the course: Reflections on the challenges and value of completing a masters dissertation during a pandemic

Lindsey, Master of Public Health (online) student, reflects on her experience of writing a dissertation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

BLOG: The Nitrous Oxide Project: #nixthenitrous

Alifia Chakera, part-time Master of Public Health alumni, explains her career progression toward climate change in healthcare, and how she began the journey.

FEATURING: The HSC DDI Talent programme team of 2021

Meet the Health and Social Care (HSC) Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Talent programme team who provide their insight on the power of data in health and social care.

BLOG: Reflections on my experiences of having my dissertation manuscript published in a peer reviewed journal

Ludoviko reflects on the journey to a peer reviewed publication following their Master of Public Health at The University of Edinburgh.

BLOG: How studying student-led course in online, part-time MPH helped my work

Ania shares thoughts on how SLICC, a student-led course which is a part of online Master of Public Health programme, facilitated completing a work project and presenting its results at the European Congress on Obesity.

BLOG: From Masters dissertation to publication

In this post, Grace Lewis, an Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research PhD student at the University of Leeds, shares her experience of writing a journal article from her MPH dissertation completed with the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.

FEATURING: Dr Neneh Rowa-Dewar

Since January 2021, Dr Neneh Rowa-Dewar has co-directed the part-time Master of Public Health (MPH) programme together with Dr Rose Geddes.

FEATURING: The MSc Epidemiology team of 2021

Meet the friendly and dedicated team behind our new online Master of Science in Epidemiology.

STUDY WITH US: Choosing an MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

The data revolution is here to stay and has led to the development of the MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care postgraduate programme.

STUDY WITH US: MSc Epidemiology at The University of Edinburgh

Five reasons to study an MSc Epidemiology at The University of Edinburgh - written by Prema Howard and the MSc Epidemiology team with contributions from leading public health expert Professor Linda Bauld.

FEATURING: The MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care team of 2021

Meet the interesting and talented team behind the MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care programme.