A brief note of thank you

A Message from SDHI Co-Director Thilo Kroll: I would like to thank the SDHI Team  for making my time in SDHI over the past (nearly) six years not only an extremely gratifying and successful journey but an exciting and creative one. It has been amazing to work with so many wonderful people and truly inspiring. The journey into ever new interdisciplinary collaborative adventures has created impactful work and formed many lasting friendships and professional relationships. And it would not have been possible without an outstanding administrative team around Dr Fred Comerford and Mrs Rosanne Bell.

I have learned a lot in those years. The universities of Dundee and St Andrews are phenomenal institutions, rich in innovative and multi-disciplinary potential as are the communities which they serve locally, nationally and globally. May this exciting journey continue for a long time with new collaborations forming. I know it will. I look back with great fondness at my 11 years in Dundee in SDHI and the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Thank you and all the very best for the future.

SDHI Co-Director Moving On

Our Co-Director, Professor Thilo Kroll is leaving next week to take up the post of Professor of Health Systems Management at University College Dublin.  We would all like to express our deep gratitude to Professor Kroll for his wonderful leadership, enthusiasm and support over the last 6 years in SDHI and the last 11 years within the School of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of Dundee.  We would also like to wish Thilo all the very best for the future

Concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy: reasons to ban all contact sport, not just boxing? Seminar – 25th May 2016

SDHI is delighted to announce a further Seminar (co-hosted with the School of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of Dundee) to be held on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 2.00pm in room 2G14, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee DD1 5EN

Concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy: reasons to ban all contact sport, not just boxing?

This seminar will be presented by Dr William Stewart, Consultant and Lead Neuropathologist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and will be introduced by Mrs Amanda Kopel, forthcoming honorary graduand of University of Dundee

Please see seminar flyer for further information

All Welcome

To book your place at this FREE seminar, please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell@dundee.ac.uk)

Prevalence of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acid use and characteristics of users among mid-age women

Congratulations to Thilo Kroll, CoDirector of SDHI and Professor of Disability and Public Health Research at the University of Dundee who along with colleagues David Sibbritt, Chi-Wai Lui and Jon Adams have recently had their paper Prevalence of glucosamine and omega-3 fatty acid use and characteristics of users among mid-age women: analysis of a nationally representative sample of 10,638 women’ published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging

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The full article can be found here

New Publication: Greater number of group identifications is associated with healthier behaviour in adolescents

Congratulations to Kirsty Miller, Juliet Wakefield and Fabio Sani from Psychology at the University of Dundee who have recently had their paper ‘Greater number of group identifications is associated with healthier behaviour in adolescents’ published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology

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The full article can be found here

New Years Honours for Professor Annalu Waller and Professor Paul Boyle

AnnaluCongratulations to Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies at the University of Dundee and associate member of SDHI, who has been awarded an OBE for her services to people with complex communication needs.

Professor Waller has been based in Computing at the University since 1989 and has helped established Dundee’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication technologies for people with severe communication difficulties.  She works closely with children and adults with disabilities, involving service users in the development of innovative technologies.  Read further here……

Paul Boyle2Congratulations also to Professor Paul Boyle (founding Director of SDHI) and now President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester who has been awarded a CBE in recognition for services to Social Science.  The Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) is awarded for having a role at national level, or a leading role at regional level, and for a distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.

Prior to his appointment at Leicester, Professor Boyle was the Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the UK’s largest funding agency for social science research.   Before joining the ESRC, Professor Boyle was Head of the School of Geography and Geosciences at the University of St Andrews and Director of SDHI and has published widely in Demography and Epidemiology.  Read further here……

SDHI Research Retreat – 6th-7th June 2016

PG Retreat - Kindrogan

Kindrogan Field Centre

SDHI is delighted to once again be hosting a 2-day retreat for postgraduate students and early career researchers engaged in applied health research from Monday 6th to Tuesday 7th June 2016.  The retreat will be held at Kindrogan Field Centre near Pitlochry and is open to all (health-related) researchers in the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee with a preference for those who self-define as ‘early-career’.  Accommodation and meals are included in the retreat fee.  To register your interest in attending the retreat please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk).

Further information can be found on the flyer