18 episodes

Café Connect brings you the latest research from the University of Aberdeen. In this podcast series, we meet different researchers who will talk about their work and its relevance to our everyday lives.

Café Connect University of Aberdeen

    • Society & Culture

Café Connect brings you the latest research from the University of Aberdeen. In this podcast series, we meet different researchers who will talk about their work and its relevance to our everyday lives.

    The Physiological Effects of Exercise and Activity

    The Physiological Effects of Exercise and Activity

    Activity and exercise are known to positively impact our physical and mental health. However, there’s much more that we need to know about the effect of activity and exercise.

    This talk with Dr Derek Ball discusses how the levels of physical activity changed over time, what was the impact of the pandemic and how exactly activity and exercise impact our health.

    • 31 min
    The pros and cons of antibiotics

    The pros and cons of antibiotics

    Indiscriminate use of antimicrobials affects not just the bugs that cause disease but also our friendly resident microbes and contributes to antimicrobial resistance. How can we develop new therapies for effective treatment of infections without causing resistance? What is stopping new antimicrobial development?

    • 40 min
    School uniforms: Taken for granted but are they fit for purpose?

    School uniforms: Taken for granted but are they fit for purpose?

    This discussion with Dr Rachel Shanks from the university’s School of Education will examine the history of school uniforms in Scotland, discuss her research on school uniform policies and her work influencing policy makers and education officials about how this significant cost on parents can be addressed.

    • 21 min
    Alcohol Pricing in Scotland – Does it Affect Your Food Shopping?

    Alcohol Pricing in Scotland – Does it Affect Your Food Shopping?

    Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) was introduced in Scotland in May 2018 as part of the Scottish Government’s strategy to reduce the health and social harms associated with alcohol misuse. In this conversation we will look at the research trying to understand whether household food spending was reduced following the introduction of MUP and the effect that this has on diet quality. We will also discuss whether these changes to diet quality have consequences for people’s health.

    • 28 min
    Sir Thomas Jaffrey and Political Economy

    Sir Thomas Jaffrey and Political Economy

    A conversation with Dr Chris Croly, Public Engagement Manager with Professor Keith Bender, SIRE Professor of Economics. In this episode we discuss the role of Sir Thomas Jaffrey in the history of Aberdeen in the early twentieth century. He was a banker and major philanthropist who helped shape Aberdeen Art Gallery building and collections as we know then today as well as establishing the chair of Political Economy at the University of Aberdeen.

    • 30 min
    Aberdeen and the Kindertransport

    Aberdeen and the Kindertransport

    A conversation with Chris Croly, Public Engagement Manager with Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Barney Crocket. This conversation looks at the lives of two children who came to Aberdeen, from Nazi Germany, through the Kindertransport of the 1930s.

    • 30 min

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