Public Health, Communication and Society

Media, Communication and Public Health messaging

This group of projects focus on public health messaging via different routes, as well as conspiracy theories and journalism.

Healthcare and managing Covid-19 

This group of projects focus on healthcare systems, healthcare design, and reducing the risk of Covid-19 in other settings.

Society, community and connection 

This group of projects focus on the experience and impact of Covid-19 on different community groups, individuals and social practice. Topics include inequality, community response, space, and young people.

Media, Communication and Public Health messaging

Communicating the Pandemic: Improving Public Communication and Understanding
Professor Stephen Coleman 

TRAC: COVID – TRust And Communication: a Coronavirus Online VIsual Dashboard
Dr Andrew Kehoe 

Coronavirus Discourses: Linguistic Evidence For Effective Public Health Messaging
Professor Svenja Adolphs 

Public Health Messaging during the COVID Pandemic: Dating App Usage and Sexual Wellbeing among Men Who have Sex with Men
Professor Ben Light 

COJO for COVID recovery: Solutions-focused constructive journalism as a pandemic exit strategy for local/regional UK communities
Dr An Nguyen 

Infodemic: Combatting COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories
Professor Peter Knight 

Comics in the time of COVID-19: Tracking data on web-based comics and evaluating their potential for communicating public health messages
Dr Anna Feigenbaum 

Cultural translation and the interpretation of Covid-19 risks among London’s migrant communities
Dr Nana Sato-Rossberg 

COVID-19 rumours in historical context
Professor Joanne Fox 

Co-design and implement a COVID-19 vaccine uptake intervention within Chinese communities in England – Dr Qian Gong

Between environmental concerns and compliance: How does media messaging affect motivation and choice between disposable versus reusable facemasks? – Professor Nathan Abrams

Healthcare and managing Covid-19 

Supporting Healthcare Professionals Through Covid-19: Understanding How Arts-based Methods Can Support Non-verbal Communication
Dr Suzy Willson 

Quality Improvement tool for re-designing healthcare service-user journeys with COVID-19 risk assessment & mitigation
Professor Tom Inns 

Information Design for Diagnostics: Ensuring Confidence and Accuracy for Home Sampling and Home Testing
Professor Sue Walker 

Grading Gowns: Redesigning One-size PPE To Fit And Protect Female Health Workers More Effectively
Katherine Sarah Townsend 

Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19
Luna Dolezal 

Routes of infection, routes to safety: Creative mapping of human-viral behaviours on the bus to understand infection prevention practices
Dr Emma Roe 

Immunity passport service design: a user-centred approach to inform UK’s national exit strategy from the lockdown
Panagiotis Balatsoukas 

Society, Community and Connection

Nature’s Way: Co-Creating Methods for Innovating Nature-based Solutions for Public Health and Green Recovery in a Post-COVID World
Dr Qian Sun 

Nursing Narratives: Racism and the pandemic
Dr Anandi Ramamurthy 

NHS Voices of Covid-19: Creating a national collection to document and understand the impact and legacy of a pandemic through personal testimonies
Dr Stephanie Snow 

Social Distance, Digital Congregation: British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19
Dr Joshua Edelman 

Bereavement rituals during the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications for mental health support, funerary practices and public health messaging
Dr Karen Windle 

A national Day of Reflection on the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from past memorialisation initiatives and attitudes in the present
David Tollerton 

Touch Post-Covid19: Navigating through deafblindness in the UK via contactless haptic-audio-visual technologies of perception
Dr Azadeh Emadi 

The immobilities of gender-based violence in the Covid-19 pandemic
Dr Lesley Murray 

COVID-19: The effectiveness of mutual-aid groups and their lessons for post-crisis community care
Dr Oli Mould 

Stay home’: rethinking the domestic during the Covid-19 pandemic
Professor Alison Blunt 

At Home with Children: Liveable Space for the COVID-19 challenge
Professor Rosie Parnell 

Covid in Cartoons: Empowering a thick narrative of the crisis by promoting cultural literacy and diversity skills amongst vulnerable young people
Dr Fransiska Louwagie 

Local food-growing initiatives respond to the Covid-19 crisis: enhancing well-being, building community for better futures
Dr Les Levidow 

VIP-CLEAR: Voices in a Pandemic: Children’s Lockdown Experiences Applied to Recovery
Professor Lindsey Jo McEwen 

Combatting gendered, sexual risks and harms online during Covid-19: Developing resources for young people, parents and schools
Kaitlynn Mendes