coronavirus

As an artist, collage has always been my preferred medium of choice. Even when completing the first-year foundation of an MA Art Therapy course, I would use collage if I could get away with it. Perhaps that is why, after a somewhat circuitous career route, I...

Gerald was difficult to reach at first, in the virtual space you have to occupy together via a screen if you wish to conduct therapy right now. In my clinical experience, men can be emotionally elusive. They can have difficulty...

Tell me about joining the cross-governmental C19 National Foresight Group. How did that come about?

I haven’t had time to ask anyone specifically, but I suspect it came about from the range of relevant work I had done previously. Including myself and a...

Spatial distancing behaviour – how close people seek to be when they stand, sit and move together – varies between types of gatherings. In crowds in shopping centres and transport hubs, strangers normally seek to maintain personal space. In the crowds that attend some sports...

In an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), unprecedented changes have been made to the inherently social world we live in. Though for many this may feel unusual, I cannot help but notice that for those on the autism spectrum, attempting to function...

A total of 70.8 million people globally have been forced to flee their homes, including almost 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are aged under 18. Since 2015, Greece has...

Working within the Clinical Psychology department at an acute hospital during the Covid-19 crisis has revealed some unexpected outcomes. The initial mystery we faced was the minimal uptake of the staff support service, openly available to all hospital staff to help manage...

I’m sitting on my balcony with my laptop perched precariously on my lap, shielded from the sun. It’s Wednesday at 11am, which means it’s time for the weekly check-in with my PhD office mates. Each face pops up on the screen, and we wave manically at the excitement of seeing...

The news that Boris Johnson's aide Dominic Cummings broke lockdown restrictions to drive 260 miles from London to Durham when he and his wife had possible Covid symptoms has created a media storm which is voicing fears that...

The word ‘habit’, in everyday language, is often used as a synonym for frequently repeated behaviour. But within psychology there is important nuance to how the word is defined: 

‘Habit can be defined as a learned sequence...