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The effects of COVID-19 on mental health, physical health and social trust | RFTRW: S03E02

13 July 2020

Dr Keri Wong shares the story of her global academic journey and how those experiences have shaped her research interests in wellbeing across cultures.

Dr Keri Wong, Research for the Real World podcast

Keri Wong, Assistant Professor in Psychology

Born in New Zealand, spending her childhood years in Hong Kong then going on to further study in the United States and the United Kingdom, Keri brings to the table extensive international perspective - including living through the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s through to witnessing the social justice challenges faced by the Black community across America.

This leads to Dr Humera Iqbal asking about her lead role in the ‘COVID-19: Global social trust and mental health’ study’, looking at the what the pandemic has done to social trust in relationships, and mental and physical health. Spanning five countries, the study promises to be an opportunity to compare how populations in each have adopted their respective government’s COVID guidelines. 

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