UCL News


The importance of hugs during a pandemic

5 October 2020

Professor Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) and Professor Carey Jewitt (UCL Institute of Education) discuss The Touch Test, an online survey developed by researchers and human touch during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Read: BBC NewsMore: Times (£)Listen: BBC Radio 4’s ‘Inside Health: Touch in Health Care’ (from 21 mins 35 secs), More: BBC Radio 4’s ‘Inside Science’ (from 4 mins 13 secs), BBC Radio 4’s ‘Anatomy of Touch’ (from 2 mins 12 secs), BBC World Serivce's 'Discovery' (from 19 mins)