Category Archives: Health

What do they know? Recent developments in human genetics

Prof. Nick Hastie has been Director of the Medical Research Council‘s Human Genetics Unit based at the Western General Hospital since 1994. A full description of his illustrious career can be viewed here. A Fellow of both the Royal Society, … Continue reading

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Assuring quality for people with dementia and their carers

Jan Killeen is Policy Director for Alzheimers Scotland, working to represent the views and interests of people with dementia and their carers to Government and other policy makers. She also leads on their involvement work and information services For the … Continue reading

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The future of public health

– in search of transformational change You can read Prof. Phil Hanlon’s staff profile on the website of the Centre for Population and Health Sciences of Glasgow University. He has recently launched a new website which asks the question: what’s … Continue reading

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Well-being in modern society

You can read Dr Sandra Carlisle’s staff profile on the website of the Centre for Population and Health Sciences of Glasgow University. She has recently helped launch a new website which asks the question: what’s next for the health of … Continue reading

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Rebuilding, repairing and reinvigorating Scottish infrastructure

The Scottish Futures Trust is the independent company responsible for improving value for money in public infrastructure investment projects such as schools, transport, health and regeneration. One of its main functions is to find new ways to raise affordable finance … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Local Government, National

Globalisation and Justice: who wins and who loses?

Jeff Collin is the director of the Global Public Health Unit at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. A political scientist by background, he was previously based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. … Continue reading

Posted in Health, International

Reality: the effects of welfare cuts on child and family poverty in Scotland

John Dickie has been Head of Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland since 2004. He is responsible for promoting and influencing policies that will contribute to eradicating child poverty in Scotland as well as developing and managing second tier … Continue reading

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War: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among the troops

Trevor Royle is an author and broadcaster specialising in the history of war and empire with over 30 books to his credit. Recent publications are Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War (Birlinn); Civil War: The Wars … Continue reading

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