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Generation Scotland

Generation Scotland

Generation Scotland is a volunteer led study. It aims to create more effective treatments, based on gene knowledge for the medical, social and economic benefit of Scotland and its people.

Category: Covid-19 Stories

Our covid-19 experiences

Before Covid-19, I had recently started a job working as the Generation Scotland Questionnaire Officer, where I was tasked with creating the online questionnaires that we send to old and new Generation Scotland volunteers. I had only just started thinking about what’s important to ask our volunteers when Covid-19 hit. We had to put our […]

Thanks to vaccination, the number of new cases in hospital has plummeted, but the NHS is still under pressure. Long Covid is a worry. It’s a condition described as people who haven’t recovered by 12 weeks after first showing signs and symptoms of Covid-19. Every extra day spent in an ICU or a hospital bed […]

Hi, I’m Chloe and I’m the questionnaire officer for Generation Scotland   During lockdown, the biggest change for me was adapting to working from home. I’ve certainly enjoyed not having to commute but I miss seeing my friends at work. I miss the friendly faces in the corridor and the catch-ups over a cuppa. My […]

I’m Drew and I’m a statistical analyst for Generation Scotland A lot has changed since the COVID-19 lockdown. I can’t go to the office, I can’t go to the gym or the pool, and I can’t go see a movie, or to the pub, or to a museum. For a long time we also avoided […]

I’m Louise and I’m the Research Support Officer for Generation Scotland. Lockdown has changed my day to day life a lot. Some changes are great, I have had a lot less commuting to do. My normal day includes a 90 minute commute each way on public transport, so it’s been really nice to get up […]

Hey, I’m Ali and I’m a Recruitment Coordinator for Generation Scotland.   I come from an arts background having worked at the National Theatre and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, but for me communicating and engaging with people is always at the heart of what I do. At the beginning of 2020 I […]

I’m Robin and I work as the Operations Manager for Generation Scotland. Lockdown has been a challenge but we have been making the most of it! Since lockdown began I’ve been staying at home as much as possible. I used to work in the office 4 days a week and I spent many weekends enjoying […]

Hi, I’m Rachel and work in communications and administration for Generation Scotland. When I first started my career, I never thought I would be working in population health research. I gained a degree in marine and freshwater biology and worked short contracts in marine science for two years. After some time I realised this wasn’t […]

My Name’s Steph, I volunteer for Generation Scotland and lead the TeenCovidLife communications and engagement. I have two young daughters, one who would normally go to school and the other to nursery. So, life has changed a lot since they are now at home all the time. My husband and I are both working from […]

Hi, I’m David Porteous and I’m the principal investigator for Generation Scotland. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected us all in many different ways. I wanted to share with you how I am managing my day to day life during lockdown, in the hope that my experiences might help some of you too!   Generation Scotland was […]


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