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by Gwennaelle Horlait  |  28th June 2021

Gwennaelle Horlait outlines the work of ATD Fourth World which offers peer support, knowledge and experiences to overcome poverty in 34 countries around the world.…Read more

Older lady being pushed through a field in a wheelchair.
by Bob Hudson  |  21st June 2021

Bob Hudson tracks the path that has led to the current adult social care policy impasse, and outlines what the options are for coming out of it. …Read more

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

Couple walk through the rain.
by Paul Simpson Paul Reynolds and Trish Hafford-Letchfield  |  27th May 2021

Launching their new book ‘Sex and Diversity in Later Life’, Paul Simpson, Paul Reynolds and Trish Hafford-Letchfield reject the dominant notions of ageing that portray it as an experience of loss, and the denial that those over 50 are valid sexual beings. …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

Wide eyes in fear
by Matt Flinders  |  21st May 2021

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Matt Flinders, co-editor of the latest themed issue of Global Discourse, about the role of fear in politics and public policy.…Read more

Children playing in bubbles.
by Orsolya Lelkes  |  18th May 2021

How can we create a thriving life for us all that doesn’t come at the price of ecological destruction? Drawing on science and ancient Greek philosophy, Orsolya Lelkes details how we can cultivate our skills for enjoying life without harming ourselves or others, and live autonomous, creative and connected lives.…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