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  • The impact of COVID-19 on sex workers - By Dr Natasha Mulvihill, lecturer in Criminology

    Sex workers, like the majority of society, have suffered from the effects of austerity – and COVID-19 has left them even more exposed. Dr Mulvihill, argues that legal and welfare reform are needed to enable choice and reduce harm.
  • Lockdown lunches - By Dr Laura Johnson and Dr Zoi Toumpakari
    Family life has been transformed by lockdown. Since schools closed on 23rd March many families have had to create classrooms at home and juggle home-schooling with home working. But what has happened to school food at home? Are packed lunches still the norm or are family meals now the dish of the day?

  • (forthcoming) highlighting risks to children of being at home with parents who misuse substances and how risk is likely to be increased due to lockdown (as alcohol use has shot up) by Dr Jess Roy

External blogs

  • Policing Sex Work
    Referncing Nature of prostitution and sex work in England and Wales Report, Criminology Tales

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COVID-19: ensuring equality of access to testing for ethnic minorities
Editorial published in the British Medical Journal, 29th May 2020

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