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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...

7 August, 2020

The work of the HPRU on COVID-19

Our HPRU is unique in that nearly all of our research can be repurposed at short notice to focus on a suddenly occurring major incident, and many of our staff have an emergency response role as...

26 September, 2019

Another award for an HPRU MSc module

We are delighted to accept an award for our MSc module in disaster psychology, part of King's College London's MSc in Mental Health Studies. The award is for the 'Best Feedback' to students in the...

25 September, 2019

News coverage of our mental health research

It’s been a busy couple of months in the media for Professor Neil Greenberg, one of the HPRU investigators.

In July this year he spoke to a reporter from the Sunday Times about the mental...

10 July, 2019

New Study: Protecting your child against flu

We are looking for English speaking parents or guardians of children born between September 1st 2008 and August 31st 2017 to complete a study investigating whether changing the ‘Protecting...

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...