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: Place-making and health: what does 'good' look like?

Third-year Masters in Public Health online student, Yvonne Kerr, reflects on place and placemaking's health impacts, highlighting community engagement.

BLOG: A memorable meeting with Princess Anne in Sri Lanka

Photograph of MPH student Rishi Rasalingam meeting The Princess Royal
Third-year Master of Family Medicine student, Rishi Rasalingam, encountered a royal meeting with Princess Anne in Sri Lanka.

BLOG: Early impact evidence of the senior leadership programme for digital transformation in health and care for Scotland

Photograph of cohort 1 from the MSC Leading Digital Transformation in Health and Care for Scotland programme
Programme Manager, Elaine Mowat, explores early impact from the first year's cohort studying on the Leading Digital Transformation in Health and Care for Scotland programme.

BLOG: Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the Being Human Festival 2023

Photograph of Being Human event Gutscapes: A Meditation on Eating and Being with Microbe-s
Jenny Bos highlights the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society's involvement in 2023's Being Human Festival.

BLOG: World AIDS Day 2023 – HIV after* COVID in the UK

Word AIDS awareness ribbons
Wren Wilson reflects on the World AIDS Day event on the future of HIV post-COVID.

BLOG: A journey into innovation, networking and grant-winning strategies for researchers

Team Edinburgh: Researchers in Obergurgl, Austria
Holly Tibble reflects and provides top tips from a recent researcher trip to Obergurgl, Austria

BLOG: Getting our shift together SCAS23

Photograph of SCAS lettering on presentation platform
Dominika Skrocka provides some takeaways from the Scottish Cardiac Arrest Symposium emphasising collaboration for cardiac care improvement.

BLOG: Women in Healthcare Data Science

Women in Healthcare Data Science auditorium
Rose Penfold highlights key takeaways from a 90-minute panel discussion on promoting women in data science.

BLOG: Insights from an intern - Advancing data analysis techniques

Image of Dr George Addo Opoku-Pare with a quote.
George Addo Opoku-Pare explores how his internship with the Inflammation and Immunity Driver Programme has enriched his journey towards establishing a career in health data research.

BLOG: The Art in the Master of Family Medicine Summer School 2023

Benard during one of the drawing sessions
Benard Kusienya, a Family Medicine Physician from Kenya, shares his transformative experience during the Family Medicine Summer School 2023, where he rekindled connections, emphasised the interplay between science and art, and highlighted the importance of creativity in Family Medicine practice.

BLOG: How I found myself presenting at a national conference

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3rd year online MPH student, Kirsten Duggan, shares the story of how she suddenly found herself presenting at the main German Public Health conference.

BLOG: An MPH student's SLICC project on vaccine hesitancy and proposed communication strategies for Hong Kong

Pandemic preparedness plan for communication strategies to improve vaccine uptake for future novel infectious disease in Hong Kong

BLOG: An MPH student's thoughts on the Year 3 SLICC option

I am a final year postgraduate student on the University of Edinburgh Masters of Public Health (MPH) part-time, online course. I would like to share my experience of the innovative SLICC (Student-Led Individually Created Course) with you.

BLOG: A Research Manager's View of EPSRC's Approach to Place

Alex Peden and EPSRC logo
Senior Research Strategy Manager, Alex Peden, reflects on her secondment at EPSRC

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

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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.