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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...

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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...

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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...

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28 July, 2023

Demystifying Trust: Its Role and Impact on Public Health Interventions

Demystifying Trust: Its Role and Impact on Public Health Interventions

Lots of sources say trust is important for people to follow public health guidelines. But how important is it really,...

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21 July, 2023

HPRU Year in Review - 2022/23

In 2022/23, our Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response (HPRU EPR) at King’s College London has continued to make significant progress in a variety of areas. We...

18 July, 2023

Starting a new PhD? Don't get in a FLAP

I began my PhD on 1st February 2023. A few weeks in, here’s what I’ve learned so far…

F is for Fear of the Unknown.  A PhD is a uniquely unknowable challenge; in an unknown environment,...

5 July, 2023

What do we know about the association between home working, mental health, and productivity?

As many of you will remember, in March 2020 the UK public were instructed to work from home. As a result, nearly half of people in employment did work from home during April 2020. This sudden...

16 March, 2023

Mental health, complex needs and vulnerability to radicalisation

The HPRU has released a new report exploring mental health, compex needs and vulnerability to radicalisation. 

This report was prepared for the DHSC in order to establish the evidence base...

22 April, 2022

Celebrating neurodiversity

We are delighted that one of our team, Poppy Ellis Logan, was chosen as one of the inspirational women in the display for King's College London's Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022. 

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2 June, 2021

New report on the mental health impact of living near to a visible disaster site

The HPRU has released a new report reviewing whether living near to a visible disaster site has an effect on mental health. Despite searching four academic databases for relevant evidence and...