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24 May, 2024

We suspected that the best strategies to avoid catching a disease can change: And now we proved it.

“Keep 2 metres distance apart”, “Wash your hands”, “Avoid socialising”, “Wear a mask”, “Avoid children” or “Avoid vulnerable people”. That’s how you avoid catching Covid or giving it to other...

For CEV individuals, COVID-19 was a punch in the gut, forcing them to endure a greater impact than the general population. (Picture credit: Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)

21 April, 2024

Did Shielding Advice Help Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

 

A word from our Director: The HPRU is proud to support the MSc module on Disaster Response: Mental Health, Communication and Behaviour, as part of the MSc Mental Health Studies at King’s...

This study synthesised existing evidence on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted sex workers, while some information and evidence were missed or not synthesised due to the searching strategies. (Picture credit: Suheyl Burak on Unsplash)

21 April, 2024

Struggling in the forgotten corner: A scoping review of sex workers’ COVID-19 pandemic experiences.

A word from our Director: The HPRU is proud to support the MSc module on Disaster Response: Mental Health, Communication and Behaviour, as part of the MSc Mental Health Studies at King’s College...

A 'dermatoscope' - a device used to look at skin (credit: Ian Yates)

9 April, 2024

Innovative collaboration between GPs and dermatology specialists helps health systems recover after the Covid pandemic

Among the many disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic were delays to people getting treatment: normal services were paused for a while, while many people delayed getting health care after...

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...