Key seminars relevant to Usher Institute staff and students.
There are many seminars and events taking place that are organised or hosted by, or likely to be of interest to, Usher Institute staff and students.
Key seminars across the Usher Institute
Look out for seminars from the following series within the Events list.
Please note many seminars/events require registration to ensure there is space - please contact event organisers if in any doubt.
Distingushed Speakers Seminar Series
The Distinguised Speakers Seminar series at the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics is organised by Professor John Norrie, Professor of Medical Statistics and Trial Methodology.
Previous seminars in the series:
Don’t take it personally: careful causal analysis of claims for personalised medicine is long overdue - Professor Stephen Senn, Head of Unit, Competence Centre for Methodology and Statistics, Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Luxembourg; May 2018
Balancing personalised and population health approaches to the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - Professor Nick Wareham, Director MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge; January 2018
The Usher Institute Annual Lecture: Managing High-Need High-Cost Patients: A Universal Challenge - Dr David Bluenthal, Professor of Medicine at Harvard University and President of the Commonwealth Fund; May 2017
Realistic Health: Applying the Principles of the Realistic Medicine Approach to Improve the Health of the Public - Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer to the Scottish Government; March 2017
Linkage of 'Big Data' in Population Health Research: Panacea? - Professor Jill Pell, Henry Mechan Professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow; January 2017
Guest Speaker Seminars
These ad-hoc seminars appear through the year when invited guests deliver seminars at the Usher Institute.
Previous guest speakers have included Professor Ajay Singh, Professor Malcolm Macleod, Professor Lucy Kuncheva and Professor Denis Kinane.
Richard Scott Lecture
Held annually, this lecture is a long-standing Edinburgh tradition. It was established in memory of Richard Scott the first Professor of General Practice in Scotland and indeed the World. It aims to cover topics of relevance to UK Primary Care with a focus on innovative and contemporary research grounded in general practice.
Centre and Research Group seminars
Many research groups hold regular meetings and informal seminars through the year. A selection of these are listed below:
Centre for Medical Informatics Seminars
A series of lunchtime seminars, usually held at NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter on Monday lunchtimes where members of the Centre present their work.
Organised by Kristiina Rannikmäe and Miguel Bernabeu.
Centre for Global Health Research Seminars
Regular meetings, during which members of the Centre present their work.
Organised by Ting Shi.
Centre for Population Health Sciences
Monthly seminars usually held at either Teviot Place or NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter where members of the Centre present their work. Centre meetings through the year.
Organised by Catriona Keerie.
Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research
Monthly meetings at which members of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, and guests, present their work for discussion.
Organised by Luke Daines and Susan Buckingham.
Qualitative Researchers in Health
A friendly, informal group designed for mutual support, interest and information exchange. Meeting quarterly.
Organised by Neneh Rowa-Dewar, Debbie Cavers and Ruth Hart.
Social Science of Health and Biomedicine Group
To build and strengthen a network of social science researchers within the Usher Institute, creating opportunities to share research and discuss new ideas. Weekly seminars, usually on a Tuesday lunchtime.
Organised by Ingrid Young and Ellen Stewart.
Molecular Epidemiology Group
A group of epidemiologists, geneticists, statisticians and public health specialists interested in exchange of knowledge and ideas, collaboration within and outside the group and interdisciplinary approaches to discovery of factors contributing to aetiology and pathogenesis of complex diseases in humans.
Organised by Stela McLachlan.
Staff and student groups
Early Career Researchers
Events from across the College
The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine website includes a list of events happening across the College, including the prestigious Inaugural Lecture Series.
Elsewhere in the University
For details of other seminars around the University, please see the University of Edinburgh Seminar Site.