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Interview with Judith Phillips

By Rachel Beaton and Lauren Wilson, Research & Enterprise Office Professor Judith Phillips took up her appointment as the University’s Deputy Principal (Research) in March 2016. Since then Judith has taken time to get to know the research ‘DNA’ of Stirling, to look… Continue Reading →

A summer of research

For all; Scottish, penultimate year, undergraduate students the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland’s Vacation Scholarships offers the opportunity to spend a summer undertaking a research project. This post explores two different perspectives on the scheme: Kathleen Stosch, a… Continue Reading →

Thinking about Drinking: A Year in the Life of an Alcohol Researcher at Stirling

Niamh was active in helping the media understand the implications of the 2016 new alcohol guidelines. Here she discusses what happened as a result of the publication of the new guidelines and how the media portray the facts in their… Continue Reading →

Academia and Motherhood – a post-doc’s experience

Ever wondered what it is like to juggle academia and motherhood? Grab a cuppa, sit back and let Viktoria take you through the joys and pitfalls of being an academic as well as a mother. By Dr Viktoria Mileva, Research… Continue Reading →

I’m a Scientist get me out of here!

by Zarah Pattison; @ZarahPattison; Blog – Zarah’s in the field; Email  Postdoctoral Researcher in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Dr Zarah Pattison has a reputation at Stirling for her commitment to outreach activities.  Between 2015 and 2016, during her PhD, she took… Continue Reading →

EPSRC Early Career Researcher Forum

Jess Enright; Research Profile; @researcherjess; Email  In Summer 2016, Jess applied and successfully secured a place on the EPSRC Early Career Researcher’s Forum. After her first meeting on 2nd November, we invited her to share what she learnt about the EPSRC… Continue Reading →

Why will studies of exercise and nutrition for healthy ageing achieve high altmetric scores? An interview with Dr Oliver Witard

Interview with Oliver Witard, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, by Lauren Wilson and Fiona Millar Reflecting back on some of the headlines by University of Stirling researchers in 2016, the work done by the Physiology, Exercise & Nutrition Research Group… Continue Reading →

Scottish Crucible : Advice for ECRs

Ahead of the next Scottish Crucible  (applications due 31st January 2017) we asked one of last year’s participants and award winners, Sandy Brownlee, about his experience and for some application advice.  Sandy Brownlee: Research Profile; Email A postdoc researcher in Computing… Continue Reading →

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Applications for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) are due 2nd March 2017 and in advance of this, the Research and Enterprise Office are holding a mandatory briefing session on 12th January 2017 in the Enterprise Zone (Library) for prospective applicants…. Continue Reading →

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