UCL in the media
Dyscalculia, a condition similar to Dyslexia but which affects the comprehension of arithmetic, can have severe consequences to sufferers’ daily lives but receives far less attention, says Emeritus Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).
Boris Johnson’s plan to ‘level up’ prosperity across the UK requires investment in improving people’s health and skills, not just infrastructure, finds a study co-authored by Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose).
Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Languages Sciences) warns that the government needs to learn lessons from the March lockdown and not delay in implementing necessary restrictions to stem the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Modelling by Professor Karl Friston (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) finds that shifting the focus of Test and Trace towards local health teams would be more effective, as Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics) warns immediate action is needed to halt a second wave.
Honorary Professor Steve Keen (UCL Economics) takes part in a panel discussion on Covid-19’s impact on the economy and potential ways to solve the employment crisis that is resulting from the pandemic.
Professor Christina Pagel (UCL Mathematics) says that the rule of six is not sufficient to halt the spread of Covid-19, and that people should be able to socialise with one or two other households, rather than mixing with multiple different groups over time.
Read: BBC News, Listen: BBC Radio 5’s ‘Stephen Nolan Show’ (from 2 hours 1 min 7 secs), More: BBC Radio 2’s ‘Craig Charles House Party’ (from 1 min 10 secs), BBC Radio 5’s ‘Stephen Nolan Show’ (2) (from 7 mins 30 secs)
As academics write a joint letter in response to the UK Government’s plan to remove the research funding link from Athena SWAN, Dr Jennifer Rohn (UCL Medicine) explains “having the award linked to funding was the carrot that meant that our work was taken seriously.”
In a debate on the merits of satellite maker OneWeb’s bid to launch satellites that could rival GPS, Professor Marek Zeibart (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) comments that OneWeb would be a good backup to GPS or Europe’s Galileo system but shouldn't replace them.
Severe mental illness diagnoses are missed by clinicians in more than one quarter of cases when people are hospitalised for other conditions, finds a new study led by UCL researchers including Hassan Mansour and Dr Andrew Sommerlad (both UCL Psychiatry).
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