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Posts tagged ‘impact’

UEL Psychologist contributes to groundbreaking report on psychosis and schizophrenia

David Harper (G) LowDr David Harper has contributed to a major report published this week by the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology, which challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness.

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UEL researcher quoted by Huffington Post

UEL’s Professor Peter Morey has been quoted by the Huffington Post in a compelling blog post about the role of religion in war.

Peter Morey, who is Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies at UEL, was approached for expert comment for the article ‘Does Religion Really Cause War – And Do Atheists Have Something To Answer For?’

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Tackling London’s health inequality

Leading health experts at UEL have been engaging with some of London’s most disadvantaged communities and supporting them to improve their health and well-being.

Researchers from UEL’s Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD), have led on the design, research and development of the Well London framework. Funded by the Big Lottery, Well London engages and empowers people to build and strengthen the foundations of good health and well-being in their communities.

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UEL professor steers House of Lords committee on affordable childcare

UEL professor steers House of Lords committee on affordable childcare.

Four Simple Ways to Apply Behavioural Insights

“If you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely”,

This is the advice from the Behavioural Insights Team (also known as the government’s Nudge Unit). Their EAST report covers four simple principles for applying behaviour insights:

  1. Make it Simple (use defaults, reduce hassle, simplify messages)
  2. Make it Attractive (attract attention, offer incentives)
  3. Make it Social (show that most people perform the desired behaviour, use networks)
  4. Make it Timely (prompt people when they are likely to be most receptive)

A copy of the report is available to download from their website here.