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.

New appointment: Professor Linda Bauld

Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health
We are delighted to announce that Professor Linda Bauld has been appointed Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health at the Usher Institute.

Sarah Chan - member of Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland.

Photograph of Sarah Chan
The Usher Institute is delighted that Dr Sarah Chan, Chancellor's Fellow, has been appointed as a member of the RSE's Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).

Launch of Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

The new Wellcome Trust-backed University of Edinburgh Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society launches on 25 June 2018.

Professor Scott Murray retires

May 2018 saw the retirement of two much valued Professors from the Usher Institute, Raj Bhopal and Scott Murray.

Professor Raj Bhopal retires

May 2018 saw the retirement of two much valued Professors from the Usher Institute, Raj Bhopal and Scott Murray

Kinship carers comic created to help relieve stress

A comic book full of helpful hints has been launched to support people who play vital caring roles within their family circles.

Dental list of bad practice has patient care at heart

Dental experts have drawn up a definitive list of scenarios that patients should never face in a bid to ensure excellent patient care worldwide.

Experts to evaluate NHS tech scheme

Digital Exemplars
The impact of a flagship NHS programme aimed at improving the use of digital technology in hospitals is to be assessed.

Inspiring visit by former Minister, Norman Lamb MP

Picture of Norman Lamb MP at an event
On 22 March, Chair of the Commons Science and Technology Committee and former Minister of State for the Department of Health, Norman Lamb MP visited Edinburgh to take part in an all-day event aimed at early-career social scientists with interests in mental health.

Grant to speed up bowel cancer diagnosis

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh and University of Leicester have been awarded a grant of almost £25,000 from Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer to investigate whether it’s possible to find DNA from cancer cells in poo samples.