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Health - Social Sciences - 17.06.2021
A fifth of people are worried about catching Covid-19
A fifth (21%) of people are currently worried about catching Covid-19, while just under a fifth (18%) are worried about becoming seriously ill from the disease, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study.

Social Sciences - 14.06.2021
West African young people hold key for policymakers to unlock region's potential - study
West African young people hold key for policymakers to unlock region’s potential - study
UK and European policymakers operating in West Africa should focus on the opportunities that young people and migration create for the region instead of simply trying to stop migrants travelling to Europe, a new study recommends.

Politics - Social Sciences - 11.06.2021
Opinion: Biden, the G-7 and the limits of multilateralism
President Biden's election victory led many to hope for meaningful progress on international issues, but there are multiple reasons why expectations should be tempered, say Dr Thomas Gift and Dr Julie Norman (Both UCL Centre on US Politics).

Health - Social Sciences - 10.06.2021
Urgent support needed for unpaid carers
COVID-19 has exacerbated the challenges experienced by unpaid carers, cutting them off from important sources of support, a report from Cardiff University says.

Social Sciences - Law - 08.06.2021
Reports highlight the harms faced by UK families threatened with a family member’s deportation
UK families living with a member's insecure immigration status and threat of deportation, face extreme and wide-ranging harm.

Social Sciences - Health - 04.06.2021
Traditional markets key to COVID-19 recovery plan
Traditional markets key to COVID-19 recovery plan
Traditional town and city centre markets could play a key role in the nation's economic and social recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.

Social Sciences - 02.06.2021
Tackling unacceptable behaviour in our community
Sasha Roseneil, UCL's Pro-Provost (Equity and Inclusion), outlines a plan of action following media reports of sexism and racism in the Bartlett School of Architecture.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 01.06.2021
Opinion: Covid’s ’lost generation’ may be more resilient than we think
The fact most mental health problems begin in adolescence doesn't mean that most adolescents will suffer mental illness, writes Honorary Lecturer Dr Lucy Foulkes (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 27.05.2021

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 25.05.2021

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 24.05.2021
Opinion: Science should be at the centre of all policy making
Science has played a key role in policymaking during the pandemic and must continue to be central if we are to make breakthroughs in global issues, says Professor Ruth Morgan (UCL Security & Crime Science).

Health - Social Sciences - 21.05.2021
Less than a third completely understand Covid-19 rules
Fewer than 1 in 3 people (29.1%) say that they 'completely' understand the current UK Covid-19 lockdown rules, find UCL researchers as part of the Covid-19 Social Study.

Campus - Social Sciences - 17.05.2021

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 17.05.2021
Online gambling soared during lockdown, especially among regular gamblers
The study, led by the University of Bristol and published today (17 May) in the Journal of Gambling Studies , showed regular male gamblers were particularly prone to gambling more often online during the public lockdown in the UK, compared to their previously reported gambling habits. Although overall men and women gambled less frequently during lockdown, partly due to betting shops being closed, some forms of gambling increased.

Social Sciences - 13.05.2021
Year 8 students work with Cambridge researchers to help their peers learn about the census
I find this information interesting because it shows a clear link between history and data, and how it affects people's lives Lewys, Year 8 student Researchers from Cambridge's Department of Geograph

Social Sciences - 12.05.2021
Serious violence falls by a third
Levels of serious violence in England and Wales fell by almost a third in 2020, reflecting COVID-19 lockdowns and other restrictions.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 11.05.2021
New mothers twice as likely to have post-natal depression in lockdown
Almost half (47.5%) of women with babies aged six months or younger met the threshold for postnatal depression during the first COVID-19 lockdown, more than double average rates for Europe before the pandemic (23%), finds a new study led by UCL researchers. Women described feelings of isolation, exhaustion, worry, inadequacy, guilt, and increased stress.

Health - Social Sciences - 10.05.2021
Unhealthy patterns of diet, exercise, and sleep linked to high risk of cardiovascular disease in autistic people
Unhealthy patterns of diet, exercise, and sleep linked to high risk of cardiovascular disease in autistic people
Autistic people have far greater risks of long term physical health conditions than others, but the reasons for this remain unclear. New research from the University of Cambridge suggests that unhealthy lifestyle habits may be an important contributing factor.  These findings help us to better understand the experiences of autistic adults, and have wider implications for quality of life.

Innovation - Social Sciences - 10.05.2021
Smartphones have led to the ’death of proximity’
A UCL study across nine countries shows smartphones are more than devices we use, they're 'the place where we live' and swap for close contact with others. The most in depth study ever to look at how adults use smartphones reveals how we are 'homeless' when we lose them because they are where we increasingly express our personalities, interests and values.

Social Sciences - 29.04.2021
Lost story of POW camp uncovered in new book
Lost story of POW camp uncovered in new book
The forgotten story of a First World War prisoner-of-war camp in North Yorkshire has been brought to life through new research.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 27.04.2021
New landmark report recommends OSCE engagement with China
New landmark report recommends OSCE engagement with China
China's growing assertiveness represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and its 57 participating States.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 23.04.2021
Pandemic’s effect on Year 11 students to be tracked in major national study
A new study co-led by UCL is being launched today to follow the outcomes - educational, career and wellbeing - for 12,000 Year 11 students across England to find out how the pandemic has affected them.

Health - Social Sciences - 21.04.2021
Disabled people face life threatening COVID-19 discrimination - study
Disabled people face life threatening COVID-19 discrimination - study
Disabled people across the Global South have faced significant discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them at greater risk of life-threatening abuse, violence and mental health problems, according to a new study.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 21.04.2021

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 21.04.2021
Cybersecurity risks exposed in fitness trackers and children’s toys
Fitness devices and children's smart toys, as well as other connected devices, can be easily manipulated by domestic abusers seeking to access private information and control victims, finds a report by UCL researchers. As the use of fitness trackers during subsequent lockdowns has surged, experts are raising concerns about their safety and ability to reveal personal information about people's bodies, homes and their movements.

Campus - Social Sciences - 20.04.2021

Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 19.04.2021
Researchers win £1.3M funding to make a portable device to detect street drug ’spice’
A portable device to detect spice is being developed at Bath. This will be the first gadget to give on-the-spot readings for the street drug.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 13.04.2021
Analysis: How to understand the influence of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland
Paramilitary groups continue to have an influence in Northern Ireland, and questions should focus on why this is the case, instead of denying that they do, say Professor Kristin Bakke and PhD Candidate Kit Rickard (both UCL Political Science).

Health - Social Sciences - 08.04.2021
Opinion: The Sewell report cited my work - just not the parts highlighting structural racism
There has been a great deal of interest in the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (Cred), which reviewed pertinent evidence on discrimination in education, the labour market and elsewhere. My focus, unapologetically, is on the health chapter, which prominently cites my own work.

Environment - Social Sciences - 06.04.2021
Opinion: Why scientists need to work more closely with faith communities on climate change
Opinion: Why scientists need to work more closely with faith communities on climate change
To make sufficient progress in the fight against climate change, scientists need to start taking religious groups more seriously as allies, writes Cambridge political scientist, Dr Tobias Müller, in Nature .

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 01.04.2021
Teaching and classroom assistants key to keeping schools open in lockdown
Just over half of teaching assistants in schools stepped-up to manage classes on their own during the winter lockdown ensuring vulnerable and key worker children could attend lessons, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 01.04.2021

Social Sciences - Psychology - 29.03.2021
Autism in the Somali community - myth-busting short films offer advice and top tips for parents
A series of five evidence-based short films and factsheets about autism for the Somali community have been launched by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded researchers at the University of Bristol and community organisation Autism Independence.

Social Sciences - Health - 26.03.2021
Global art and science exhibition highlights critical first 1000 days of children’s lives
UCL and the charity India Alliance have launched an online global art and science exhibition to raise awareness of the impact on children's health of the first 1000 days of their lives.

Health - Social Sciences - 26.03.2021
Fewer than 1 in 10 adults sleeping well during lockdown
Fewer than 1 in 10 (7.7%) people say they are currently getting 'very good' quality sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Sport - Social Sciences - 26.03.2021
Social, not just biological factors, key in increased knee injuries among girls and women
A new BJSM paper argues that the reason women are more prone to sports injuries has more to do with gendered environments than female biology.

Social Sciences - 25.03.2021
Urban ’escalator effect’ means disadvantaged rural students risk missing top university places
Disadvantaged students from urban areas are more likely to enter elite UK universities than similar peers from rural communities.
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