Upcoming Events

Edinburgh UK DRI centre launch symposium Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018 — Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh
Scottish Dementia Research Consortium Annual Conference 2018 Apr 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Radisson Blu, 301 Argyle St, Glasgow
British Cardiovascular Imaging 2018 May 02, 2018 - May 04, 2018 — John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh
2nd SINAPSE Psychology meeting May 08, 2018 10:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow
2nd PET is Wonderful International Meeting May 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Wellcome Auditorium/Fyfe Rooms, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh

Stirling research on football heading featured in BBC documentary

November 2017 - BBC documentary features research led by Dr Magdalena Ietswaart at University of Stirling on brain changes following football heading

The BBC documentary "Alan Shearer: Dementia, Football and Me", in which former professional footballer Alan Shearer investigates the current state of research into consequences of football heading on brain health, is available to view here.

The programme includes segments filmed at the University of Stirling, where Alan Shearer participates in the protocol from a study published last year by Dr Magdalena Ietswaart and colleagues which found changes in brain function and memory test performance following football heading practice. Another segment, in which Alan Shearer undergoes an MRI brain scan at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow, features appearances by SINAPSE members in the team of clinical scientists and radiographers at the Clinical Research Imaging Facility.