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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...

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...