Media coverage – May 2017

Parkinson’s video features on 'The One Show'

A film made in collaboration with University experts, designed to help teachers better understand the lives of children who have a parent with Parkinson's disease or another hidden disability, has featured on 'The One Show'.

Watch ‘The One Show’ feature
<p>Lyn Fearn and family</p>
<p>Polly Macpherson</p>
<p>Caitlin Dean Pregnancy Sickness Support</p>

So much more than morning sickness

Caitlin Dean, PhD student in the School of Health Professions, has appeared on BBC Radio Scotland discussing the debilitating effects of hyperemesis gravidarum – also known as severe pregnancy sickness.

Listen to the BBC Radio Scotland feature

Flies may hold the answer to cause of dementia

A research team led by Dr Torsten Bossing studied two structurally-similar proteins in the adult brain and found that they play distinct roles in the development of dementia.

Read more about the research in the 'Express'
The University received £1M to develop an innovative dementia diagnostic technique
<p>Liz Kay reaction</p>

Top 50 rating for dental academic and clinician

Professor Liz Kay MBE, Foundation Dean Peninsula Dental School at the University of Plymouth, has been ranked 7th in the 'Dentistry' Top 50 most influential people in the dental profession – three places above Prime Minister Theresa May.

See the full Top 50 in ‘Dentistry’
<p>Jodie Fisher and Sarah Boulton</p>

National recognition for initiative getting females into geoscience

Dr Jodie Fisher, Technician in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Dr Sarah Boulton, Lecturer in Neotectonics, have featured in Geoscientist magazine profiling their initiative, Girls into Geoscience.

Girls into GeoScience article in ‘Geoscientist’ magazine