coronavirus

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...

After discussions with my family, friends and colleagues, I was surprised to learn that we were all having a very similar, yet bizarre, experience. Lockdown has felt particularly long and tedious but, despite this, we struggled to remember what we had done. Our memories...

It’s been a hard year for children and families. Playtime with friends has been severely restricted. Schools have opened and closed, often at short notice. Activities have stopped and there are few places to go. In the first lockdown, even playgrounds were closed. Many...

When Covid-19 struck the world, it was terrifying – a disease could kill my family. The government released lockdown restrictions to protect the public. However, Covid19 wasn’t the only danger. In one moment, my family could, by law, no longer spend time together at my house...

A clinical psychologist has been honoured by the Prime Minister’s Office with a Points of Light Award for her illustrations aimed at supporting wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Emma Hepburn, currently working on secondment to support NHS staff in Aberdeen, had...

One year on from the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown, psychology is still to the fore in our fight against the virus. With vaccinations being rolled out in many countries we have perhaps reached a critical juncture in the role psychology can play in bringing us out of the...