Coronavirus: The Whole Story


How is the pandemic affecting women?

Ep. 28

This week’s episode is the first in a two-part special about how Coronavirus is affecting women. We're joined by Dr Daisy Fancourt to hear more about the findings of her study exploring the differing impacts of Covid on the UK population over the past 33 weeks - from exacerbated social inequalities to the psychological implications of lockdown, including loneliness, isolation, domestic abuse, and fertility and family planning issues - as well as behaviours that can help improve mental health. We're also joined by Dr Tamjid Mujtaba to discuss her work exploring how ethnic minority women in higher education are coping during the pandemic.

Next week we’ll be focusing on a particularly vulnerable group of women, women who are pregnant and new mothers.

Our guests this week:

- Dr Daisy Fancourt, Associate Professor Behavioural Science and Health, Institute of Epidemiology & Health

- Dr Tamjid Mujtaba, Principal Research Fellow, IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment

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