Health



Today’s Policy Scotland Thursday Video introduces some new research from Masters’ student Monika Buganska on the potential mental and physical health benefits of utilizing outdoor environments, with an emphasis on Scottish prisons.

Thursday Video: Monika Buganska on outdoor environments in prisons


Recruitment crisis at the NHS frontline? Why we should be concerned for deprived areas. by Breannon Babbel Findings from a recent British Medical Association (BMA) poll[1] have alarm bells ringing for general practice as a whole in the UK, and particularly for general practice in deprived areas. While the poll […]

Recruitment crisis at the NHS frontline?



This week’s Policy Scotland Friday Video features Breannon Babbel, Urban Studies researcher at the University of Glasgow. Breannon talks to us about her research and fieldwork with General Practitioners in deprived areas of Glasgow, and how their experiences can help shape policies that address health inequality across Scotland and the […]

Thursday Video: Breannon Babbel – The role of GPs in ...


In the first of our Friday Video series, we talk to Urban Studies postgraduate researcher, Kainde Manji, about her work on welfare reforms and people living with disabilities in Scotland.

Thursday Video: Kainde Manji discusses welfare and disabilities in Scotland





An initiative that helps male football fans feel better and live a healthier lifestyle by losing weight, taking more exercise, and improving their diet has been a resounding success, according to new research published in The Lancet and BMC Public Health. The Football Fans in Training programme* (FFIT) has run […]

Football fans get FFITer and lose weight










With preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow under way, researchers are beginning to evaluate the legacy the event will leave the communities on the doorstep of the main venues in the city’s East End. As part of the Scottish Government’s programme to evaluate the impact of the 2014 […]

After 2014: Glasgow’s legacy