Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics


News 2018

A selection of news from the Usher Institute in 2018 - major publications, awards, visitors and more.

Highly Cited Researchers

Books on shelves
Congratulations to 6 Usher Institute Professors listed on the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list.

World Pneumonia Day 2018

Participants at the World Pneumonia Day 2018 rally in Bangladesh
World Pneumonia Day 2018 activities took place in Edinburgh and Bangladesh

Usher research group helps get palliative care firmly on the Primary Health Care agenda internationally

Sebastian Moines speaking at Global Primary Health Care Conference 2018
An update from Scott Murray, Emeritus Professor & Sebastien Moine, visiting research fellow, Primary Palliative Care Research Group.

How data science is shaping the modern NHS

New Statesman Logo
Professor Aziz Sheikh, Director of the Usher Institute, discusses the role of data science in shaping the modern NHS in an article published in the New Statesman this week.

RESPIRE PhD student in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine cover story

Cover Image from Lancet Respiratory Medicine Dec 2018 - cooking with biomass stove
Congratulations to RESPIRE PhD student, Rutuja Patil, whose image appears on the cover of the December 2018 edition of The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Bowel cancer waiting times figures revealed

Some bowel cancer patients in the UK wait up to a year to start treatment, a study shows.

Building RESPIRE relationships in Malaysia

Participants at the RESPIRE Malaysia Workshop October 2018
The RESPIRE Malaysia team recently ran its first stakeholder engagement workshop at the University of Malaya.

Exploring science

Our Dynamic Earth Peak Flow Puff Activity 2018
Researchers from the Usher Institute have been busy sharing science with the public in a variety of recent public engagement events.

ROADMAP project celebrates success

The ROADMAP project celebrates success as it moves to the end of Phase 1

Novel animation about epilepsy

A film developed from the themes and findings of the ‘Me and My Epilepsy’ PhD study by Becky Black from The Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre (MMEC) at the University of Edinburgh, with the help of Jacob Capener.