Commentary about issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic
Bristol Research ‘Digital Fireside Talks’ - hosted by Professor John Iredale, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Health and Life Sciences
- Exercise in a State of Lockdown, with Dr Charlie Foster OBE, Head of Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences
- The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence and Abuse, with Dr Emma Williamson, Head of Centre for Gender and Violence Research
- Why are BAME people at higher risk from Covid-19?, with Dr Catherine Dodds, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy in Bristol’s School for Policy Studies, and Dr Saffron Karlsen, Senior Lecturer in Social Research in our School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.
School for Policy Studies Blog
Self-isolating and domestic violence and abuse - By Dr Emma Williamson, from the Centre for Gender and Violence Research
Dr Williamson highlights the concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic and self-isolation for people who experience abuse and points to research, resources and actions that can help make a difference.
- Combatting loneliness in a climate of self-isolation for older housing residents – By Dr Paul Willis, Ailsa Cameron and Dr Brian Beach
In the current climate of self-isolation, keeping social and staying in touch with others is vital to our health and wellbeing. This is even more important in later life when people’s social networks may start to shrink in size.
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.
Professor Susan Harkness, Economics Observatory
Research synthesis think-piece - Ethnicity and COVID-19: Standing on the shoulders of eugenics?Dr Catherine Dodds and Dr Saffron Karlsen
- Domestic violence and abuse in lockdown needs more accurate media reporting
Dr Emma Williamson, Oona Brooks-Hay and Nancy Lombard, Transforming Society
- Poverty dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK
Bristol Poverty Institute COVID-19 Webinar (recordings and slides available)
- BPI Director’s reaction to ONS report on deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic deprivation
BPI Director, Professor David Gordon, Bristol Poverty Institute Blog
- Policing Sex Work
Referncing Nature of prostitution and sex work in England and Wales Report, Criminology Tales
Research synthesis editorial
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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