Communications Strategist

Fighting obesity against the backdrop of Coronavirus – what’s the answer?

Fat-shaming, body positivity and stigma, obesity is a Public Health issue and those with a High BMI are in danger from Covid-19. Is weight loss surgery the answer? A perspective from surgeons and patients examines the issues

The long and difficult road to recovery – why Coronavirus isn’t always over in a fortnight

More and more evidence is coming to light that “long Covid”, as it’s commonly known amongst people battling it, is not just in their heads. Despite the stigma of the longer term suffering and the reported ignorance from the healthcare professionals they have struggled to gain recognition from, prominent voices from the medical community are finally looking into this phenomena.

2 women - one is a patient, the other is a medical profession. The patient is holding her face clearly in distress. The overlaid text says "simply hysterical'?

“Women’s issues” – written off, ignored and mocked for too long

Women are used to being called hysterical. The very word itself comes from the Greek word, hysterika, meaning uterus. If you’re hysterical, your behaviour is marked by “uncontrollable, extreme emotion”.

letthemusicplay

Entertaining the idea of bringing back gigs – ‘Let the Music Play’ campaign unites an industry

There aren’t many people who don’t enjoy a good singalong. The power of a song to transport you back in time is legendary. Only the other week, a medley of … Continue reading Entertaining the idea of bringing back gigs – ‘Let the Music Play’ campaign unites an industry

The psychology of confronting your own racism, privilege and fragility

If you’ve been watching the TV or consuming literally any media over the last few weeks, it won’t have escaped your notice that there’s a lot of hurt out there … Continue reading The psychology of confronting your own racism, privilege and fragility

House of commons overplayed with two coronavirus spores and the words 'gaslit by your own government?'

Are you being gaslit by your own government? A million ways to tell

The British public are being held in contempt by those who deign to rule us. Dominic Cummings and his employee, Boris Johnson, have already been held in contempt once by … Continue reading Are you being gaslit by your own government? A million ways to tell

Sheeple? Coronavirus Conspiracies examined

Coronavirus conspiracy crackdown: how are we dealing with misinformation?

With Trump advocating anything from injecting Dettol right through to most likely shooting viruses in a petri dish, other conspiracies might seem to pale in comparison. In the UK, more than … Continue reading Coronavirus conspiracy crackdown: how are we dealing with misinformation?

A 34 year old woman wears a face mask emblazoned with a rainbow design

Covering up to escape: should we mask up in the fight against Coronavirus?

Whenever I used to see someone in a face mask – usually hailing from a country a long way from my own, I felt slightly offended. There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading Covering up to escape: should we mask up in the fight against Coronavirus?

Ethnic minorities and Covid-19 – why are BAME people seemingly more at risk?

Unpicking the reasoning behind any section of society’s susceptibility or resistance to disease was never going to be easy. Yet, as Tannice Hemming discovered when reviewing the evidence behind BAME … Continue reading Ethnic minorities and Covid-19 – why are BAME people seemingly more at risk?

CORONAVIRUS_ YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY A SCIENTIST

Covid-19 questions answered: an interview with a Senior Lab Research Scientist

Ever since Covid-19 hit our species, unanswered questions about its true origins, our (lack of) immunity to it and how best to tackle the spread have been piling up. Some … Continue reading Covid-19 questions answered: an interview with a Senior Lab Research Scientist

Public Health messaging: how not to communicate with a population

Donald Trump wants packed churches by Easter. Boris Johnson wants us to stay at home except for when we go out for our one mandated walk or travel via packed tube train to the workplace that our employer insists can’t be done at home. The pubs are now forcibly closed, yet off-licenses are reclassified as allowed to open – does running out of beer mean an ‘essential shopping trip’? If it’s essential. Only if it’s all essential. 

CORONAVIRUS: A GLOBAL RESPONSE

Coronavirus: a global examination of disparate national containment techniques

Whilst Justin Trudeau and his wife hit the headlines as the first world leader victims of Coronavirus and Trump suspends all flights from central Europe, examining the vastly disparate techniques … Continue reading Coronavirus: a global examination of disparate national containment techniques