coronavirus

Most of the emotional and mental health problems caused by the pandemic were related in some way to the fact that our usual frameworks of meaningful connections were suddenly broken apart and that we were not prepared for this. This was particularly true of children and...

When the pandemic hit the UK in Spring of 2020, there was an outpouring of public support for NHS workers (Wood & Skeggs, 2020). Media reports and politicians praised the efforts of NHS workers and the public took part in the weekly doorstep ‘clap for carers’. Such public...

This month around 2000 delegates were supposed to be in Glasgow for the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology’s (EAWOP) biennial conference. Of course, the pandemic forced the postponement of the full in-person event to 11-14 January 2022, so to...

Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have developed public health messaging materials with a difference to overcome communication challenges in Guatemala.

A research collaboration between Northumbria’s Departments of ...

The pandemic has brought with it not only symptoms of physical illness associated with the coronavirus but also growing concerns around our future mental health. The social and educational impacts of the lockdown, such as home-schooling, home-working, loss of personal...

A British Academy report has suggested the social, cultural and economic impacts of Covid-19 will persist for at least a decade. The authors, including experts in psychology, history, social and public policy and geography, explored evidence of the potential societal effects...

Hosted by journalist Rachel England and neuroscientist Dr Dean Burnett, the Brain Yapping podcast intertwines humour with scientific principles and anecdotes to scrutinise diverse topics. I have particularly enjoyed the episodes on voice distortion, culture shocking...

On 1 May 2020, we spoke with Dr Rowena Hill, then seconded full-time to the cross-governmental C19 National Foresight Group. We...

The impact of Covid-19 has changed the NHS workplace, particularly in the context of non-qualified staff gaining valuable ‘on the job’ experience. Limited real-life interactions with service users, alongside hybrid or remote working, has meant that placements for...

What might the future hold for children in the UK after lockdown? This question is at the forefront of the minds of parents, teachers, psychologists and many others – closing the attainment gap, helping children to get back on track with their educational and social...