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18 October, 2018

HPRU psychologists working to understand the impact of emergencies

Psychologists from the HPRU in Emergency Preparedness and Response and the HPRU in Modelling Methodologies are working together to understand and mitigate the behavioural and psychological impacts...

8 March, 2017

Parental concerns reduce uptake of child flu vaccine

The first study investigating parental attitudes towards the UK’s child flu vaccine has found concerns about safety and side effects may negatively influence uptake, and recommends that public...

17 June, 2016

MSc Module Given Award for Innovation in Teaching

An MSc module organised through the HPRU has just been given an award for innovation at King's College London's annual celebration of Excellence in Teaching.

The module on the psychology of...

28 March, 2016

Fundraising for British Red Cross

March saw the HPRU raising money to support the British Red Cross disaster relief fund with a cake sale and sponsored mud run.

Cupcakes, brownies and sponge cakes were the order of the day...

1 March, 2016

Risk of catching Ebola from survivors ‘very low’

New research from the University of East Anglia shows that the risk of catching Ebola from a survivor is very low.

A study published today in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases shows that...

18 February, 2016

Podcast - John Tesh CBE 'Communicating Research to Policy Makers'

On 20th October 2015, John Tesh CBE, former deputy director and head of the capabilities team in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat in the UK Cabinet Office spoke about how to communicate...

26 January, 2016

New HPRU studies are seeking research participants

The HPRU currently has three studies recruiting participants. If you are interested in finding out more, please take a look at 

24 November, 2015

HPRU team leads first systematic review of Ebola risks

Looking after people with late-stage Ebola at home puts people at greatest risk of catching it themselves – according to research from the University of East Anglia.

A new paper on risk...

6 November, 2015

New PhD studentship available

As part of the new National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response at King’s College London, we are offering a three-year, full-time...

23 June, 2015

Factors affecting the wellbeing of humanitarian relief workers

A team from the HPRU are fresh back from the World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto. But for those of you unable to make it, their poster on "Risk & resilience factors affecting...