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Professor Jill Rubery looks at how work sharing can reduce unemployment, improve gender equality, and benefit mental health.
Dr Marti Lopez-Andreu explains what ‘bogus self-employment’ is and examines how COVID-19 is affecting these workers.
Manchester academics are imploring policy makers to use the UK’s post-pandemic recovery to lead a positive green revolution.
Experts map the resilience across the UK in recovery from the financial crisis and suggest policies for after the COVID-19 crisis.
Read articles from the Manchester Urban Institute related to how people in our urban areas have been affected by COVID-19.
Experts examine how the government can improve its data to better protect public funds from fraudulent manipulation.
Experts discuss the challenges the sector is facing and suggest an alternative approach to providing support.
Prof Francesca Gains discusses the need to consider gender equality when making decisions on how to build back better.
Experts reflect on how different areas have responded to the lockdown, and discuss key considerations that will shape post-pandemic transport.
Researchers at Manchester have examined the impact of COVID-19 in areas of multiple deprivation – and what needs to be done to provide residents with additional support.
Experts outline how current relaxed planning regulations risk creating near-inhospitable environments for some in lockdown.
New research by the University has found that people are still willing to protest at high rates, seemingly undaunted by the virus.
Professor Chris Phillipson has recommended a series of measures necessary to tackle the issues facing the care home sector.
Dr Elisa Pieri is providing insights into how measures impact on different groups.
Lessons learnt from Ebola outbreak are helping inform the response to COVID-19.
A Manchester group has created printable online materials to help medical staff on the frontline of the COVID-19 response.
A Manchester researcher is helping authorities make the most of people's desire to help.
Experts discuss the role of children’s play during lockdown in promoting positive mental health.
Research launched into how ethnic minority people with mental illness, and their carers, are coping during the pandemic.
Researchers explore the lessons learnt from the financial crisis that could help the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Research shows deprived northern urban areas are being hit hardest by deaths and unemployment rates.
The app developed at Manchester provides strength and balance exercises to maintain physical wellbeing during isolation.
An initiative is piloting community hand washing stations and isolation shacks in Kenya's slums.
Experts discuss how a decade of austerity 'cleared the way' for COVID-19 in deprived urban areas.
Dr Manuel del Nido explores the interdependency of lives and the economy, and what can be learnt from Argentina.
Prof Matras examines the disparity of releasing social distancing guidance in English and subsequent languages.
Experts discuss the increased demand on the transport and logistics sector and the support necessary for drivers.
Manchester academics reveal the hidden threats impacting the professional and personal lives of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Professor Paul Dark is working to identify treatment methods for environments where equipment and funding are in limited supply.
Experts discuss the disproportionate risk/reward equation key workers face during COVID-19.
Dr Sheena Johnson comments on how COVID-19 is affecting haulage drivers, their mental health and the industry.
Psychologists are to study if writing about difficult experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown can help emotional wellbeing.
Advice on practical and self-help tips has been published to support people with dementia and their carers facing isolation.
Manchester Urban Institute makes the case for keeping green spaces open and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A team at Manchester explain why spatial modelling should be used as a debate-support tool, not just a decision-support tool.
The University’s Urban Observatory is analysing a range of data to determine the impact of lockdown on our urban environment.
Manchester experts explore how COVID-19 measures affect various groups within the older population.
Iain Deas looks at how the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in short-term changes in the use of urban space.
Dr Joy Furnival outlines why we need a pandemic recovery strategy – and key areas to consider in short and long term plans.
A Manchester psychologist gives tips for communicating with, and learning from, elder members of society during COVID-19.
Professor Jill Rubery comments that the UK's support for self-employed during COVID-19 is "generous" by global standards.
Use online support networks to provide continuity and improve wellbeing during school closures, says Manchester academic.
Manchester experts explain the steps we can take to guard against cyber crime while working from home.
Professor Diana Mitlin discusses how the transition of the virus is increased and strategies to tackle COVID-19 are more difficult in informal urban settlements.
Joseph Lampel comments on different aspects of resilience in today’s society and applying them to the challenge of coronavirus.
Manchester experts have joined the British Society of Gerontology in calling for a policy that doesn't differentiate the population by age.
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