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Life Sciences - Career - 17.03.2023
Having the genetics of a night owl protects night shift workers against sleep loss
Some people have a genetic predisposition to being an 'evening person' and new research led by University of Oxford's Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science , published in the journal Sleep, finds this protects regular night shift workers against sleep penalties. Up to 25% of public sector employees in the UK do some form of night work.

Career - 23.02.2023
Parliamentary activity of MPs is affected by their place in corporate networks
New research from experts based at The University of Manchester and Edinburgh Napier University has found evidence which suggests that MPs who are heavily embedded in corporate networks outside Westminster may be too busy to effectively perform their parliamentary duties. The research looked at the business connections of all current sitting MPs using data from Companies House.

Health - Career - 02.02.2023
Levelling Up goals should be assessed through self-reported health measures
Links between an area's health and employment figures are stronger when looking at self-rated health measures, compared with life expectancy or mortality indicators, finds a new study by UCL researchers. The research, published in BMC Public Health, sought to evaluate which health indicator is most closely linked to labour market outcomes, such as not being in paid work, working hours (i.e.

Career - Health - 27.01.2023
People with arthritis 20% less likely to be in work
The typical person living with arthritis in the UK is 20% less likely to be in work than their equivalent without the condition, new research shows. And the most striking finding was that non-university educated women aged 60-plus are at least 37% less likely to be in work if they have arthritis, compared to matched individuals without the condition.

Health - Career - 24.01.2023
Impact of high GP turnover on service and health
A new study by University of Manchester researchers has revealed the stark impact that high turnover of GPs has on patients' health outcomes and the service they receive in England. The analysis found that 'persistent high turnover', defined by the researchers as when more than 10% of GPs changed in a practice in at least 3 consecutive years - was not uncommon.

Career - Economics - 19.10.2022
Over a third of office workers ’hybrid misfits’
Over a third of office staff are working away from home for more days than they would like, according to new research from the University. Some 39% of office workers are so-called hybrid "misfits" and don't have the right balance of home and office working, the survey funded by the Economic and Social Research Council found.

Career - Social Sciences - 06.10.2022
Rethinking young women’s working lives
New research will examine how women's early experiences of employment shape long-term career paths and reinforce inequalities in the labour market. The project, led by University of Leeds academics and funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will explore early indications of work inequalities based on gender, and how disadvantages in employment develop over time.

Health - Career - 23.08.2022
Researchers urge caution over increasing non-medical clinical roles in GP practices
The employment of non-medical staff with clinical roles in primary care has been linked to negative impacts on patient satisfaction in a study by University of Manchester researchers. The analysis of 6,296 English general practices between 2015 and 2019 is the most detailed to date exploring the impact on delivery and patients' experience of healthcare of the introduction of new roles including social prescribers, clinical pharmacists, paramedics and physician associates.

Career - 09.08.2022
Analysis: Ethnic minority workers earn much less than white counterparts within the same firm
Analysis: Ethnic minority workers earn much less than white counterparts within the same firm
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Alex Bryson (UCL Social Research Institute), Dr John Forth (City University) and Dr Nikolaos Theodoropoulos (University of Cyprus) report on their new research into wage disparities found between ethnic minorities and white counterparts. Ethnic minorities make up an ever larger share of the UK workforce.

Career - 09.08.2022
Significant wage disparities found between ethnic minorities and white counterparts
Significant wage disparities found between ethnic minorities and white counterparts
Significant differences exist in the earnings between white and ethnic minority workers who are colleagues in the same workplace, according to a new study co-led by UCL, Bayes Business School and the University of Cyprus. Published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations , the research explores the scale of ethnic wage gaps among full-time employees, after accounting for the segregation of white and ethnic minority employees into different types of workplaces.

Career - 27.04.2022
Bullying: why most people do nothing when they witness it - and how to take action
Bullying: why most people do nothing when they witness it - and how to take action
Imagine that you are at work, and you witness a colleague repeatedly bullying another colleague. What would you do? While many of us like to think that we would interfere to stop it, surveys show that most employees who witness bullying situations, known as bystanders, do not respond in ways that would help the victim.

Social Sciences - Career - 21.02.2022
New study to investigate the effectiveness of an online LGBTQ+ training course to improve social care for LGBTQ+ young people in England
New study to investigate the effectiveness of an online LGBTQ+ training course to improve social care for LGBTQ+ young people in England
A new study led by the University of Birmingham will evaluate the effectiveness of an online training programme for improving social workers' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs when working with LGBTQ+ young people. In conjunction with What Works for Children's Social Care , the study will determine the effectiveness of LGBTQ+ diversity training for social workers and its impact on practice with LGBTQ+ young people.

Career - 17.02.2022
Employers should nurture friendship and support amongst co-workers to unlock creativity
Employers should nurture friendship and support amongst co-workers to unlock creativity
Co-worker support shared with a partner at home inspires creative thinking, shows new research from our School of Management Employers who want to see creative thinking in their workforce should value supportive friendships between colleagues as the key to unlocking more resourcefulness and innovation.

Career - 31.01.2022
Employment fears may explain rise of extremist parties across Europe
Employment fears may explain rise of extremist parties across Europe
Fears over job security and quality of work for a new class of disaffected citizens - the 'precariat' - could explain the rise of popular extremist parties across Europe, according to a new study. Studying the 2017 national elections in France and the Netherlands, researchers discovered a link between electoral support for radical populist parties of both the right and left and 'precarity' - a lack of economic security and stable occupational identities.

Health - Career - 22.12.2021
Biology unlikely to drive ethnic differences in Covid-19 risk for healthcare workers
Biology unlikely to drive ethnic differences in Covid-19 risk for healthcare workers
The differences in Covid-19 infection risk between ethnic minority healthcare workers and their white colleagues is likely due to home and work factors rather than biology, finds the largest and most detailed study on the subject, co-led by researchers at UCL. Previous research has shown that healthcare workers from ethnic minority groups are at a disproportionately higher risk of contracting Covid-19 than their white colleagues.

Health - Career - 10.11.2021
New target for Covid-19 vaccines identified
Next generation vaccines for Covid-19 should aim to induce an immune response against 'replication proteins', essential for the very earliest stages of the viral cycle, concludes new research carried out by UCL scientists. By designing vaccines that activate immune memory cells, known as T cells, to attack infected cells expressing this part of the virus's internal machinery, it may be possible to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 at the very outset, thereby helping stop its spread.

Career - Economics - 09.07.2021
Seafarers draw on vital support from port chaplains
Seafarers draw on vital support from port chaplains
Seafarers of different faiths and no faith rely on support from port chaplains in coping with what is often dangerous work in challenging institutionalised workplace settings, research from Cardiff University has found. On board ship, religious beliefs and attitudes are kept private but seafarers revealed to the team the ways in which many who do have a faith construct their own set of religious beliefs in order to cope better with living and working conditions.

Career - Health - 01.06.2021
Study launched to investigate whether paramedics can ease GP workload
This two-year project funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is a collaboration between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, and is being delivered as part of the ' REACH ' emergency care research initiative. The READY study will look in detail at how paramedics are supporting the delivery of general practice healthcare services up and down the country.

Career - 29.04.2021
Window views and smaller offices improve productivity
Window views and smaller offices improve productivity
Workers in open plan offices who face the room, are next to a window and have few or no desks behind them are more productive, according to a new study by UCL researchers. Smaller open-plan offices with fewer desks in also help workers to feel more focused and productive, the researchers found. For the study, published in PLOSONE, researchers studied four floors of the London headquarters of a large international technology company, collecting a staff survey on workspace satisfaction as well as specific information on office seating positions of all participants and a marked floorplan.

Career - 21.04.2021
Little evidence entry into the UK Armed Forces before age 18 increases PTSD risk
Two studies led by researchers from the University of Glasgow and King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) at King's College London have found there is little evidence that early recruitment to the UK Armed Forces is associated with an adverse impact on long-term mental health, despite previously raised concerns.