UCL in the media
A study led by Professor Nick Freemantle (UCL Clinical Trials & Methodology) has found that factors such as economic recession, climate change, social media and Brexit have contributed to increased reports of anxiety in the UK since 2008.
Dr Helen O’Neill (UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health) adds to a debate on the merits of gene-editing tools and says that future children could have their genetic codes mapped out so medications will be tailored to them.
Dr Ben Noble (UCL SSEES) discusses the latest Russian elections, and the modest intentions behind Alexei Navalny’s ‘smart voting’ campaign.
Independent Sage member Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Science) criticises the rule of six, asserting that the public health measure’s messaging is unclear and that there has been no evidence provided for it.
Dr Brian Klaas (UCL European Languages, Culture and Society) comments on the recording of President Trump admitting to downplaying the Covid-19’s impact, adding that Trump’s handling of the pandemic will just be one of many contentious issues for voters in the upcoming election.
Dr Ben Clifford (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) criticises the legislation that creates substandard housing from repurposed commercial properties and adds that people “can find themselves forced to endure appalling housing conditions” in the search for affordable accommodation.
In a look at the origins of ice cream, Professor John Dickie (UCL School European Languages, Culture and Society) explains how the medieval Muslim rulers of Sicily were the first to add sugar to stored ice for consumption.
Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Health) discusses the ‘rule of six’ and questions whether the science backs up the UK Government’s new public health measure.
Emeritus Professor Julia Brannen and Dr Rebecca O'Connell (both UCL Institute of Education) discuss how charity is not the solution to food poverty in the UK, and share children’s views on whose responsibility it is to ensure children are fed.