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by Mike Saks  |  10th August 2020

Mike Saks, editor of 'Support Workers and the Health Professions in International Perspective', draws attention to the central role of health support workers in the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that more government attention needs to be given to their conditions of work and safety, as well as to their regulation, in the public interest.…Read more

by Keith Dowding  |  1st August 2020

Keith Dowding, author of 'It’s the Government, Stupid', discusses the UK government's ‘war against obesity’ and how the cause of the obesity crisis is lack of government action on the root causes, not individual people's decisions.…Read more

by Marian Barnes  |  25th June 2020

Marian Barnes, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Brighton, discusses going beyond boundaries that separate researchers from different disciplines, and boundaries that separate researchers from those they research.…Read more

by Eleanor Jupp and Sophie Bowlby  |  12th June 2020

Sophie Bowlby and Eleanor Jupp, two of the co-authors of 'The New Politics of Home: Housing, Gender and Care in Times of Crisis', look at how coronavirus conditions can make us consider new aspects of home, care and the wider infrastructures that support them.…Read more

by Daiga Kamerāde  |  3rd June 2020

This Volunteers' Week, Daiga Kamerāde, co-editor of the Voluntary Sector Review journal, looks out how volunteering is changing because of the pandemic.…Read more

Ian Greener, co-author of 'Reforming Healthcare', reflects on some of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light and explores some of the ways we can combat these issues in the future.…Read more

by Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer  |  25th May 2020

Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer discuss how children and young people have been of secondary importance during the COVID-19 response and why this needs to change when it comes to tackling the consequences and effects of the pandemic.…Read more

by Iestyn Williams Helen Dickinson and Suzanne Robinson  |  15th May 2020

Iestyn Williams, Helen Dickinson and Suzanne Robinson, authors of 'Rationing in health care', discuss the shortages in critical COVID-19 response resources, such as PPE, and whether ethics can help us when rationing the health care we do have available.…Read more

by Amanda Grenier Chris Phillipson and Rick Settersten  |  11th May 2020

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson and Rick Settersten, editors of 'Precarity and Ageing', examine some of the challenges facing older people, with particular focus on the precariousness that can come with old age.…Read more

Read about the CoronaDiaries project, launched by Dr Michael Ward, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Swansea University, in which participants will document their life experiences over the coming months to offer a lens into the COVID-19 crisis.…Read more