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Homeless man sleeping in mask.
by Clare Bambra Julia Lynch and Katherine E Smith  |  15th June 2021

Clare Bambra, Julia Lynch and Katherine E Smith dispel the myth that COVID-19 is an equality of opportunity disease. They outline how it kills unequally, is experienced unequally and impoverishes unequally... and that this inequality could have been avoided. …Read more

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by Lena Wang and Chia-huei Wu  |  8th June 2021

In this article, reposted from Psychology Today, Ying Wang, co-author of Work and Personality Change, shows how recognising the role of work on personality development will allow organisations and individuals to achieve better positive personality growth.…Read more

Cup next to a laptop which has a virtual call on it.
by Nicole Brown  |  25th May 2021

Nicole Brown reminds us that ‘new’ approaches to remote participation in conferences and within academia is something those with disabilities and chronic illnesses have long been campaigning for. Giving an insight into the effect of the ableist culture in academia, she offers hope that COVID-19 has facilitated a more open-minded approach.…Read more

People at a concert.
by Oli Williams; Doreen Tembo; Josephine Ocloo; Meerat Kaur; Gary Hickey; Michelle Farr; and Peter Beresford  |  24th May 2021

The authors of two new Rapid Response titles on COVID and co-production question why the expansion of co-production in research and policy development has not found its way into pandemic response. They call for co-produced approaches as a way of working that can help address the social wrongs we now need to right. …Read more

Leland Harper, contributor to the new issue of Global Discourse on the politics of fear, charts the marked differences in the effects of COVID-19 on Black and White America and explains why it’s essential to use race-based data in developing policy responses to the pandemic. …Read more

Heads made of paper in different skin tones

Natalie Darko, author of 'Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic Groups in Health Research', warns us to look more carefully before vilifying groups as vaccine-hesitant. She calls for research into their concerns about the vaccine and health care generally to be much more collaborative, involving the communities themselves.…Read more

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by Sarah Bird  |  26th April 2021

Sarah Bird, Managing Editor, introduces the new Global Social Challenges Journal, a new, interdisciplinary, non-profit, open access journal, with a mission to question, explore and navigate our way through the social aspects of the challenges that face us.…Read more

People standing in front of street art saying 'Repeal the 8th'

Kate Hunt and Amanda Friesen outline the ways both sides of Ireland’s abortion policy debate framed masculinity, in order to encourage men to vote, questioning whether this threatens to undermine broader emancipatory goals.…Read more

Coinciding with the publication of his new book ‘COVID-19 and Risk’, Andy Alaszewski considers whether the strategy of prioritising the most vulnerable for vaccinations is the most effective one. …Read more

Exit arrow saying test and trace

Jane Lewis, author of 'The Challenge of Controlling COVID-19', explains the failures to control the first wave of COVID-19, focusing on the test and trace system and the part played by longstanding structural problems in public health, as well as the government’s reactive, inconsistent and highly-centralised approach.…Read more