Category: Research

International Women in Science Day – Susan Fitzer

Susan Fitzer

Today marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate #WomenInScience, we spoke with University of Stirling Research Fellow Susan Fitzer. Name Susan Fitzer Job title  Research Fellow Course studied  Marine Biology and Oceanography degree, Applied Marine Science masters and PhD in Marine Science Briefly describe what you do and your areas of

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Five things that happen to your body when you run a marathon

The University of Stirling campus marks the half-way point of the inaugural Stirling Scottish Marathon. Ahead of the event, expected to attract around 6,500 runners, we caught up with one of our resident sport science experts, Dr Angus Hunter, to explain what happens to the body when you take on a 26-mile run. Here’s Dr

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How Stirling research is changing attitudes about smoking

cigarettes in ashtray

Plain tobacco packaging comes into full force in the UK in May 2017, to help address a behaviour which kills around 7 million people worldwide each year. Experts from the University of Stirling’s Institute for Social Marketing (ISM) have investigated the impact of standardised packs on consumers’ attitudes and behaviour over several years. Stirling expertise helps policy makers understand

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3 UofS innovations that are changing the world

lightbulb in a thought cloud on a blackboard

2017 marks the 400th anniversary of the official grant of British patent number one. To mark the occasion, the UK government is launching a new campaign to highlight some of the amazing innovations developed in Britain over the last four centuries. We’re one of many UK universities playing a leading role in supporting the development

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How UofS research made an impact on global health | World Health Day 2017

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April. Researchers at Stirling have an international reputation for delivering world-leading research that addresses the needs of society and helps shape the future – impacting on people’s health, education and well-being worldwide. Saving African lives from a Stirling laboratory Ebola made

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How Stirling research is fighting cancer | World Cancer Day

Saturday 4th February 2017 is World Cancer Day – a day where the world comes together in unity in the fight against cancer. Here’s how Stirling research is helping to accelerate progress in the fight against cancer. Investigating carcinogens in astro football pitches In 2016, Professor Andrew Watterson identified cancer-causing chemicals in rubber crumb samples from 3G astro football

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5 ways Stirling research made an impact in 2016

This January we’re celebrating #UniversityImpact week alongside universities from across the British Isles. In this blog, we’re showcasing some of our major research stories of 2016 – and how they impact on daily life in the United Kingdom. Revealing the true impact of heading a football In October 2016 researchers from the University of Stirling revealed the true

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Looking back at 2016

Airthrey loch at the University of Stirling in Autumn 2016

2016 probably won’t be remembered with much fondness across the globe (RIP David Bowie), but it was a momentous year for the University of Stirling. As the year staggers to an end, we’re looking back at the big UofS milestones of 2016. January – March In January, we were named one of the world’s top 200 most

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