Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Collaborative study of life expectancy in Scotland

Scottish life expectancy is amongst the lowest in Europe. Understanding the issues contributing to this statistic is essential if prevention of such early deaths is to be prevented. As a result, the University of St Andrews, along with the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, supported by a two-year £445,000 grant from the Scottish Funding Council, are to establish the Scottish School of Public Health Research, which will work in collaboration with frontline healthcare providers to pool their expertise in order to improve the way public health issues are researched and addressed. The five pooled universities will serve as a centre of excellence for this work.