The science behind craving

Have you ever tried to diet or give up a bad habit? Perhaps you've tried to stop smoking or simply wondered why we desire things that are bad for us. If so, some of the answers you've been craving are in this episode of the St George's, University of London podcast.

In this podcast we talk to two of our experts about the science behind craving. Dr James Erskine, senior lecturer in psychology and behavioural medicine talks about his work with dieting and craving and asks why we often do things like over-eating when we really don't want to. His experiments with chocolate were of particular interest for this episode!


Centre to investigate causes of cardiac deaths in young opens

A cardiac research centre which will provide expert opinion and diagnosis about the causes of death in young people throughout the UK, has opened at St George's, University of London.

The Cardiac Centre for Pathology (CCP), funded by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), was originally opened in 2007 at Royal Brompton Hospital but transferred to St George's this year alongside the charity’s world-renowned Centre of Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions.


Alumni authors - Tariq I.Mughal

St George’s alumni are more than just great healthcare professionals, many have gone on to be successful contributors to the publishing world too.

Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas and MyelomasBy Tariq I.Mughal (MBBS 1976)About the book:A practical and highly illustrated guide to the hematologic cancers, Understanding Leukemias, Lymphomas and Myelomas is an invaluable primer for everyone involved with these conditions, from specialists in training to interested patients. Using straightforward terminology and extensive color figures to describe and illustrate the current procedures involved in diagnosis and treatment, this is a ready source of up to date information on these common conditions.

Five minutes with ...

Rob Galloway studied Medicine at St George's and gradauted in 2001. The Consultant in Emergency Medicine talks to us about his jobs, some of the things he loves, some which he loves to hate and his memories of St George's.

What’s your job title?Consultant in Emergency Medicine on the south coast in Brighton.


St George’s safest medical school in London, according to new rankings

St George’s has been named as the safest medical school in London, according to a new league table of crime figures.

The Complete University Guide said St George’s had the fifth lowest incidence of student-relevant crime out of London universities and was ranked the safest out of London medical schools such as UCL, ranked 23rd place, Imperial College London, ranked 14th and Queen Mary University in 13th place.