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Inclusive emergency alert message

23 February, 2024

New study assesses how to make emergency alerts inclusive

Inclusive Emergency Alert Messages

We are looking for people with mobility issues, mental health problems, and people from minoritized ethnic groups to help us design an emergency alert...

A researcher presents her work which is showing on a display next to her

2 January, 2024

EPR HPRU Annual Meeting: Highlights and Future Plans

How can we use wastewater, sunshine, and psychological first aid to improve emergency preparedness and response? These are some of the questions that we have been exploring in our research, and...

A group of people listen to one of our team discussing her poster

15 November, 2023

The team go to the UKHSA 2023 conference

The UK Health Security Agency Conference is being held during 15-16 October 2024, where we are showcasing research conducted by the Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and...

Some chickens

14 November, 2023

Tell us what you think about bird flu information

Our team are looking for people who work with poultry. 

Would you like to help create public health information about bird flu (avian influenza) and receive up to £75 as a thank you for...

Teenagers! What do you think about vaccines?

9 October, 2023

Teenagers and vaccinations

We are looking for 12–15-year-olds to tell us what they think about vaccines and side effects and would love to hear from you!

Lots of researchers have asked adults, parents, doctors or...

Graffitti saying For All

4 October, 2023

Meaningful engagement throughout the PhD process

Tokenism, or worse, dismissing people as “hard to engage” must be acknowledged and avoided if we are to address drivers of health inequalities in our research. This blog gives examples of how...

Two researchers, presenting from a flip chart

15 September, 2023

Knowledge Mobilisation: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Policy

Translating the findings from our research into something that has a direct impact on policy or practice is a major goal for our unit. 

Supporting us on this is Dr Harriet Boulding, a...

A work experience student, disappearing into a mock MRI scanner, but seeming happy about it

1 September, 2023

Reciprocity, brains and burgers

How do you engage teenagers in your research? UNICEF’s Ethical Research Involving Children states that, in research with children, participation is as important as protection. But how does that...

A Zoom all and a cup of tea (Credit: Chris Montgomery via Unsplash)

18 August, 2023

How can online support groups helps people with Long Covid?

The UK has recently finished their first round of public evidence hearing for the COVID-19 inquiry. The inquiry aims to identify lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and includes a focus on...

A lateral flow test. Credit: Annie Spratt via Unsplash

11 August, 2023

Daily testing vs self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Whilst I was a PhD student at King's College London, I had the opportunity to support the Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response (HPRU EPR) during an internship in...