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: Getting our shift together SCAS23

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Dominika Skrocka provides some takeaways from the Scottish Cardiac Arrest Symposium emphasising collaboration for cardiac care improvement.

BLOG: Women in Healthcare Data Science

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.