UCL in the media
“Openness and strong leadership” is needed to tackle the systemic disadvantages faced by ethnic minority doctors within the profession, argues Dr Katherine Woolf (UCL Medical School).
Professor Michael Loosemore (UCL Department of Targeted Intervention) comments on the results of a scheme which aims to keep homeless people active. He explains: “We’ve found that the interventions have been really powerful in getting people fitter and healthier.”
As the UK still has a small number of cases of COVID-19, restricting travel would be an overreaction and is not a feasible measure for the government to implement, argues Dr Jennifer Rohn (UCL Medicine).
Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost (Research)) comments in a feature on interdisciplinarity and says “very large, multi-faculty” universities, like UCL, should be “more than the sum of our parts”.
Too much time sitting still – sedentary behaviour – is linked to an increased risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents, finds a new study led by PhD student Aaron Kandola and Dr Joseph Hayes (UCL Psychiatry).
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The invocation of certain values in bad faith – so-called weaponisation – in political discourse is damaging to the cause of liberalism, argues Dr Robert Simpson (UCL Philosophy), who cites free speech and compassion as examples.
Dr Lynette Dray (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) comments in a feature on electric aviation technology. She explains that the two 12-passenger aircraft cited in the article were “only a tiny fraction of global aviation emissions”.