Research notes

Browse some of the latest studies on the social impacts of (and responses to) COVID-19

The International Public Policy Observatory holds weekly ‘newsroom’ meetings at which all of our UK and global partner organisations can highlight notable new research relating to the social impacts of, and policy responses to, COVID-19. A selection of these ‘research notes’ can be browsed below.

And if you are an academic working on COVID-related social sciences research that spans any of our broad topic areas (education, mental health, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, vulnerable communities, housing, care and online life), we’re equally keen to hear about your work. Simply fill in this form and we will be in touch soon.


Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2020: Wave 1 follow-up to 2017 survey

NHS Digital: Part of Mental Health of Children and Young People Surveys (22.10.20) This is the first in a series of follow-up ...
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National Audit Office: Investigation into the housing of rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic

National Audit Office for the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (14.01.21) This investigation is part of a programme ...
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The impact of COVID-19 on people facing homelessness and service provision across Great Britain

Boobis and Albanese, Crisis (19.11.20) The homelessness response to COVID-19 has seen extraordinary action taken across Great Britain to get ...
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Expert Reference Group on COVID-19 and Ethnicity: Recommendations to Scottish Government

Systemic Issues and Risk: Initial Advice and Recommendations (18.09.20) The Expert Reference Group (ERG) was established by Scottish Government 'to ensure ...
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Rapid Evidence Review: Inequalities in relation to COVID-19 and their effects on London

Nazroo et al, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (01.10.20) The Greater London Authority (GLA) commissioned the University of ...
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Care Home Voices: A snapshot of life in care homes in Wales during COVID-19

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales This report is based on more than 120 responses (received between 14 May and 5 ...
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An Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland: recommendations for improved support

A Scottish Government report led by Derek Feeley, supported by an Advisory Panel of Scottish and international experts At the ...
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The adult social care market in England: insights and recommendations ahead of future social care reforms

National Audit Office (25.03.21) The Department of Health & Social Care is responsible for setting national policy and the legal ...
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Maternal mental health during a pandemic: A rapid evidence review of Covid-19’s impact

Centre for Mental Health and Maternal Mental Health Alliance (16.03.21) Maternal mental health during a pandemic is a rapid evidence ...
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In isolation instead of in school: Young people’s experiences of COVID-19 and effects on mental health and education

Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID), University of Edinburgh (16.03.21) In isolation instead of in school (INISS) ...
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