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Current Challenges for Scottish Teachers

BY KIRSTEN DARLING-MCQUISTAN
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Kirsten Darling-Mcquistan is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to taking on the role of lecturer she taught in schools in Angus, Fife and London. She speaks of some of the current challenges for Scottish teachers and offers a possible way forward for Scottish education.

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From novice to keynote - learning to be an academic one conference at a time

BY RACHEL SHANKS
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Dr Rachel Shanks is a Senior Lecturer based in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. She is currently conducting research in Huntly, exploring Health and Social Care for the 2020s. She speaks about how people learn at academic conferences - from attending their first conference, how do people learn what to do, how to behave and how to get on at conferences, going from novice to keynote speaker. She covers the formal and informal learning that takes place.

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Health and Healthcare

BY SANJEEV PUGAZHENDHI
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Sanjeev Pugazhendhi has a clinical background and is currently studying a Masters in Global Health at the University of Aberdeen. His presentation is entitled ‘Health and Healthcare’ and through it, he wishes to emphasise the difference between the two terms and the importance and implications to people and society of understanding this.

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Exploring Causality

BY ATTAKRIT LECKCIVILIZE
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Attakrit Leckcivilize is a Research Fellow at Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen. His research focusses on areas such as determinants of dietary inequalities and effects of retirement on health behaviour, health and well-being. He speaks about the importance of  exploring causality.

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Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project

BY LUIS LORIA
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Luis Loria is interested in green transport. He has spent the last few years researching the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project – Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet. He believes this project has lots to teach us about the use of Low Emission Buses and he shares some of those lessons with us.  

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Widening Access to Medical Training

BY KIRSTY ALEXANDER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Kirsty Alexander is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, in the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences. She speaks about her research which explores widening access to Medicine. Kirsty believes this is a topic that many people have an interest in (and an opinion about!) and her presentation will address some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Using Eye Movements to Diagnose Psychiatric Disorders

BY MICHAEL TURNER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Mike Turner is an academic psychiatry trainee working in Royal Cornhill Hospital. His week is split between four days of clinical work and one day of research. His speaks about the research project he is currently involved in which uses the tracking of eye movements as a tool to diagnose mental illness.

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Sir William MacGregor: doctor, governor, explorer and collector

BY NEIL CURTIS
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Neil Curtis is Head of Museums in the University of Aberdeen, with a background in archaeology and anthropology, and directs the Museum Studies Masters programme. His presentation is about Sir William MacGregor, one of the most important donors of ethnographic material to the University (from Fiji, New Guinea, Nigeria, Newfoundland and Australia). For Neil, he is particularly interesting because he did not simply plunder, but collected items for many different reasons, including: for scientific research; to create a records of disappearing cultures; and to inspire the people of Aberdeenshire to work elsewhere in the world.

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Still Life

BY JULIANA OYIADZO
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Juliana Oyiadzo, who is from Ghana and is currently doing an MSc in Global Health and management at the University of Aberdeen. She will focus on stillbirths in developing countries.  Kathleen Lamont is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen.  Contrary to public opinion stillbirth remains a major public health issue in high-income countries. Kathleen is looking at the risk of recurrent stillbirth in women delivering in high-income countries.

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Elephant tourism: spectacular shows or silent suffering?

BY KATIE GRIMMOND
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Katie Grimmond is completing her MSci in Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. She is interested in animal behavior, cognition, and welfare. Her presentation is about the welfare of elephants used in tourism in Thailand.

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Why Global Health and Management?

BY GWEN ROBERTSON
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Carolina Morton is from Mexico and is a Nutritionist. She is studying at the University of Aberdeen for her MSc in Global Health and Management. Gwen Robertson is from North East Aberdeenshire and has a background in Mental Health Nursing.  They are presenting on behalf of the MSc Global Heath cohort, on why they chose Global Health and Management and why they chose to study in Aberdeen and will be touching on some of the issues they have studied throughout the course.

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Chinese Economic Engagement in Africa

BY MICHAEL MARTIN
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Michael Martin has an interest in developmental studies and has written papers on Belarus, Taiwan, Tibet and China in Africa. His presentation explores how Chinese economic engagement in Africa is aiding the development process,

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