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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...

6 February, 2015

Psychological Effects of Ebola on Responders (the PEER study)

Researchers from the HPRU have today launched an on-line survey to capture the impact of responding to the Ebola crisis among staff from Public Health England and NGOs. All those eligible to take...

5 February, 2015

Resilience in the face of flooding

A new study launched today is seeking participants for a study assessing how to improve a community's resilience to flooding. 

Participants will need to be aged 18 or over and speak English...

1 December, 2014

New paper on assessing behaviour during a flu pandemic

During a flu pandemic, it is important for public health officials to understand how the public are reacting. Gathering data on this can be easier said than done, however. The HPRU team, in tandem...

29 October, 2014

HPRU team shortlisted for award

Two members of this HPRU have been shortlisted for a prestigious King's Award for "Most Outstanding Collaboration" of 2014.

Dr Richard Amlôt (PHE) and Dr James Rubin (King’s College London...

16 October, 2014

What are Health Protection Research Units?

National Institute for Health Research Healthcare Protection Research Units (HPRUs) are research partnerships between universities and Public Health England (PHE) and act as centres of excellence...

10 October, 2014

New paper on the experiences of Foreign Office staff responding to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown

A new paper published by the HPRU team in the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness has identified the key stressors that affected Foreign Office staff who assisted with the...

22 August, 2014

Climate change could see Dengue fever come to Europe

Dengue fever could make headway in popular European holiday destinations if climate change continues on its predicted trajectory, according to University of East Anglia research published in open...