coronavirus

What’s it like to advise government in times of covid? We heard direct from some of the voices who have featured so prominently on the airwaves and in our newspapers over the course of the pandemic....

Why would someone living with a chronic condition fail to take their medication regularly? Professor Madelynne Arden (Sheffield Hallam University) said she often hears from people baffled by that. She said this encapsulates an important issue – people do not understand the...

There are many ways that individuals with a learning disability have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, some of which were highlighted in a piece by Paul Moloney, David Dobel-...

As a community we know that in addition to reducing the accessibility of face-to-face services, the Covid-19 pandemic has negative implications for mental wellbeing across the country. During the first lockdown, one survey found that 24 per cent of UK adults and 44 per cent...

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...