coronavirus

On 13 March, the institute that hosts my research team was shut down in response to the spreading of Covid-19 in France. Being an Italian, with family already locked in Milan, I thought I was prepared. I was not. 

Especially, I was not prepared to question my priorities...

It has become increasingly common for psychologists to recruit participants via the internet. Many quantitative researchers use specialist software such as Survey Monkey or Qualtrics to enable the completion of questionnaires remotely. However, qualitative researchers are...

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, many of us have undergone major changes to our daily lives, such as staying away from friends and family, and limiting time outside of our homes. We don’t yet know what the psychological effects of this new situation will be; whether...

Throughout the UK, people are facing change, uncertainty, anxiety and fear. The health, safety and wellbeing of those operating as frontline essential key workers has rightly been the focus of media attention. There are, however, wider impacts of ‘lockdown’ protocols. Those ‘...

Worthing is a Sussex town on the south coast. In the last few weeks, as Coronavirus has swept through our country, bringing with it a level of social disruption not witnessed for generations, local groups of residents have organised and mobilised to support the most...

The media is flush with negative news stories about how lockdown is creating psychological trauma. The popular narrative focuses on our mental health being harmed by job loss, self-isolating and social distancing. Many writers are giving advice on the types of coping...

Recent studies suggest that loss of the sense of smell is an early symptom of COVID-19 (Gane et al., 2020; Lechien et al., 2020). Researchers at King’s College London collected data from over 1.5 million individuals using a mobile app where people noted their symptoms. Out of...

Working in drug and alcohol research for over 10 years, I am still shocked that one of the few daily comforts many people have is something that actively sickens and makes them poorer with every use. Yet, in times of crisis, in times of pain, and amongst poverty, smoking is...

You published an article around a week ago, on the Unherd website. Can you summarise the main points?
I had been reading a slew of...

I am noticing a strong tension in my counselling work: even though I find the adverse circumstances are asking a lot of me personally and professionally, at the same time I am witnessing my therapeutic relationships deepening and strengthening. My clients and I may both be...