coronavirus

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...

On 10 May 2020, the strict social distancing rules aimed to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 within the community eased, including the reopening of garden centres. Approximately 87 per cent of UK households have access to a domestic garden [1], with gardening...

On one hand, the Covid-19 crisis immediately levelled many existing inequalities within society, suddenly rendering everyone at risk. People, rich or poor, were drawn together around their shared sense of responsibility to one another. Previously unseen members of society...

Action research theorist Karl Lewin (1946), working in the shadow of genocide and fascism, argued that social change follows a period of unfreezing social structures. After this change, a recrystallisation – a refreezing – into a new status quo will occur. We are...

My crossroad artwork reflects on how people take different directions in deciding how to take action in the face of ambiguity/uncertainty.

To quote Pliny the Edler, in his theory of natural history, the ‘one certainty is that nothing is certain’. And yet we...

As an occupational psychologist and assessor of safety cultures across multinationals in mining, oil and gas and chemical processing, I have facilitated many groups of frontline operators discussing their use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work. From aluminium...