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Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 25.02.2021

Health - Social Sciences - 25.02.2021
Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on domestic abuse referrals in primary care to be explored
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care in collaboration with colleagues in Queen Mary University of London, UCL, University of Oxford and IRIS

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 25.02.2021
Opinion: Gay Holocaust victims and survivors are often forgotten - we need to tell their stories
LGBTQ+ people were one of the groups persecuted by the Nazis, but their specific experiences are often overlooked, says PhD candidate Mie Astrup Jensen (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies).

Social Sciences - 25.02.2021
Opinion: LGBTQ+ spaces face a new threat from the pandemic - here’s how they can adapt
Dedicated spaces have long been crucial to LGBTQ+ people, but are under threat due to financial pressures exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, says Research Fellow Lo Marshall (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture).

Health - Social Sciences - 25.02.2021

Health - Social Sciences - 22.02.2021
Opinion: This UK lockdown must be the last - Here’s how we can achieve that
Yo-yoing in and out of lockdown has harmed health and livelihoods. In 2021, we need to do something different, says Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Languages Sciences).

Social Sciences - 22.02.2021
Benefits system needs to be made simpler and fairer
Benefits system needs to be made simpler and fairer
The benefits system needs to change in order to properly support claimants during and after COVID-19, a major national research project has concluded. Welfare at a (Social) Distance , a collaboration between several universities including Leeds, is investigating the benefits system during the pandemic and its aftermath.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.02.2021
Analysis: We asked 70,000 people how coronavirus affected them
Dr Daisy Fancourt and Research Fellow Alex Bradbury (both UCL Epidemiology & Health) spell out the impact that Covid-19 has had on vulnerable groups, drawing on their Covid-19 Social Study involving 70,000 people. The UK has passed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19. And as the latest lockdown drags on, the inequalities that have characterised the trajectory of the Covid-19 epidemic are becoming starker than ever.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.02.2021
Researchers lead 11m projects to investigate Long Covid
Professor Nishi Chaturvedi (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing at UCL) and Professor Sir Terence Stephenson (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) are leading two new studies on Long Covid announced by the UK Government today.

Health - Social Sciences - 17.02.2021
Over one billion people have untreated vision impairment
An estimated 1.1 billion people are living with untreated vision impairment worldwide, experiencing vision loss that often can be prevented or treated cost-effectively, finds a new report involving UCL researchers.

Health - Social Sciences - 15.02.2021
'Amazing progress' in childhood cancer treatment
’Amazing progress’ in childhood cancer treatment
The childhood cancer survival rate in Yorkshire is among the best in the world, with 86 out of every 100 children diagnosed with the disease before their 15th birthday living for at least five years. Twenty years ago, the comparable figure was 73 out of 100 children. That means for every 100 children, 13 are now surviving who would not have done so two decades ago.

Health - Social Sciences - 15.02.2021
Analysis: Is asymptomatic transmission in young people driving the latest Covid-19 wave?
If asymptomatic transmission in young people is playing a key role, that means preventing infections in younger groups gathering in schools is just as essential as preventing cases among older people, write Dr Irene Petersen (UCL Epidemiology & Health) and colleagues.

Health - Social Sciences - 15.02.2021
Is asymptomatic transmission in young people driving the latest Covid-19 wave?
If asymptomatic transmission in young people is playing a key role, that means preventing infections in younger groups gathering in schools is just as essential as preventing cases among older people, write Dr Irene Petersen (UCL Epidemiology & Health) and colleagues.

Social Sciences - 12.02.2021

Social Sciences - Career - 11.02.2021
'Left behind' adolescent women must be prioritised within sustainable development agenda - report
’Left behind’ adolescent women must be prioritised within sustainable development agenda - report
The needs of millions of overlooked, 'left behind' adolescent women must become a more significant priority within international efforts to end poverty by 2030, a UK Government-commissioned report is urging.

Campus - Social Sciences - 09.02.2021

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 03.02.2021

Social Sciences - 02.02.2021
Landlords play vital role in helping tenants create a home, say experts
A new study from UK housing experts has found that landlords play a significant role in tenants' ability to feel ‘at home'.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.01.2021
People in deprived areas 3 times more likely to use public transport for essential travel
People living in the most deprived areas of England and Wales were significantly more likely to use public transport and make more visits to essential shops during the second lockdown compared to those in the wealthiest areas, finds the UCL Covid-19 Virus Watch study.

Environment - Social Sciences - 27.01.2021

Social Sciences - Psychology - 26.01.2021
Pioneering research-based app aims to support people not able to have the children they wish for
A pioneering app has been developed by Cardiff University researchers to provide expert advice, information and step-by-step support for people not able to have the children they had hoped for.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 21.01.2021
Up to a fifth of adults have mental health problems in midlife
Baby Boomers and Generation X are at the greatest risk of mental ill-health in middle age, finds new UCL research The study, published today in Psychological Medicine, reveals that 20% of those born

Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 21.01.2021
Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
Randomised trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomised trials when students eventually return could help to clarify uncertainties around when we should send children back to the classroom, according to a new study.

Health - Social Sciences - 19.01.2021
WHO adopts new guidance into childhood pain informed by Bath’s Centre for Pain Research
The landmark World Health Organization publication will lead to a revolutionary shift in how paediatric pain is managed around the world.

Social Sciences - 15.01.2021

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 12.01.2021
One in five financially-struggling families say a lack of food makes home-learning difficult
Less advantaged children struggle with noise, lack of space, resources and food Secondary-age boys are half as likely to be very engaged in home learning as girls Stark differences emerge between pro

Campus - Social Sciences - 11.01.2021

Social Sciences - Politics - 18.12.2020
Opinion: Uganda’s schooling system doesn’t politically empower young people
A limited understanding of how Uganda's political system works is hampering young people in the country, but the education sector alone is not the magic bullet for democratisation, economic growth or poverty alleviation, says Dr Simone Datzberger (UCL Institute of Education).

Social Sciences - 16.12.2020
Oxford academics team up with charity to help disadvantaged babies & toddlers
Developmental psychologists at University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University have raised enough money to provide outdoor baby and toddler weather gear for 70 local families.

Social Sciences - 16.12.2020
Major new report to reveal unfairness and myths for older people who fund their own social care
Funded by the Wellcome Trust - and led by the University of Brighton but worked in partnership with researchers at the University of Birmingham and University of Lincoln - the new research puts the l
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