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ICLS research academics and their evidence feature frequently in the news. Keep up to date here with all the latest developments: new papers, presentations, blogs, podcast episodes, events and announcements about the Centre and its team. 

Social media comments on Prince's Trust report

"Society needs to support young people so they are empowered to safely navigate life off and online – accentuating the positives and minimising potential pitfalls,” says ICLS Director Yvonne Kelly in the foreword of a Prince's Trust report which finds that found that 57 per cent of 16-25 year olds believe social media creates an “overwhelming pressure” to succeed, while 46 per cent say that comparing their lives to their friends on social media makes them feel “inadequate”. 

Published: Feb 6, 2019 10:01:25 AM

What can we learn from Japan about ageing healthily?

A new report outlining lessons the world can learn from Japan on applying evidence-based policy to help a population age healthily has been published by the World Health Organization.

Published: Jan 14, 2019 3:15:13 PM

Does having older brothers make us stressed?

New research from ICLS which looks at what factors could be most closely linked with teenagers' ability to cope with stress shows that having older brothers plays a role and that the more older brothers you have, the lower your stress resilience becomes.

Published: Nov 21, 2018 10:38:07 AM

The impact of social media on the family

ICLS Director Yvonne Kelly will be one of the keynote speakers at a conference for policymakers and practitioners seeking to better understand the impact of social media on family life. 

Published: Nov 8, 2018 2:52:24 PM

Social media evidence

ICLS Director Yvonne Kelly has given evidence to an All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into social media and young people's wellbeing.

Published: Nov 1, 2018 10:47:23 AM

Active travel evidence published

Evidence from ICLS research on active travel has been published as part of a House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry. The submission brings together 12 published pieces of research looking at:

Published: Oct 25, 2018 2:53:34 PM

Caring - can it hurt your mental health?

The mental health of women who take on mid and long term caring responsibilities takes a knock from which they tend not to recover quickly according to new research published today.  

Published: Sep 12, 2018 8:28:31 AM