Topic: Research issues

Addressing declining mental health at a population level: three key themes for IPPO to explore

Addressing declining mental health at a population level: three key themes for IPPO to explore

IPPO recently brought together people working in mental health policy from all corners of the UK to consider this question: ...
What more can be done to harness the full powers of social capital? Notes from IPPO’s roundtable

What more can be done to harness the full powers of social capital? Notes from IPPO’s roundtable

Around the world, social capital can be seen to have affected the course of the pandemic. Our recent event highlighted ...

RESEARCH NOTES

COVID-19 shows the importance of building play into the fabric of education and child support strategies

COVID-19 shows the importance of building play into the fabric of education and child support strategies

Early in the first lockdown, a playworker asked on social media: ‘Could playwork be considered as key working?’ This question ...
What has COVID-19 shown us about the best ways to encourage people to adopt preventive health behaviours?

What has COVID-19 shown us about the best ways to encourage people to adopt preventive health behaviours?

The COHeRe project has identified three key factors driving healthier and less risky behaviours – leading to recommendations for more ...
Range and variety in models of public inquiry: how to stimulate innovative inquiry design, process and practice

Range and variety in models of public inquiry: how to stimulate innovative inquiry design, process and practice

Through our inquiries workstream, IPPO is seeking to encourage discussion of new ways of thinking about public inquiries by adopting ...
Contemplating the COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?

Contemplating the COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?

The COVID crisis was uniquely wide-ranging and systemic – and requires a comparable model of inquiry. A non-traditional, ‘whole of ...
How well has data represented UK children and young people during COVID-19? It's all about their visibility, vulnerability and voice

How well has data represented UK children and young people during COVID-19? It’s all about their visibility, vulnerability and voice

The Office for Statistics Regulation’s latest report assesses how well all of the UK’s young people have been supported by ...
How has the UK’s research community been affected by COVID-19 – and what does this mean for social sciences?

How has the UK’s research community been affected by COVID-19 – and what does this mean for social sciences?

While many politicians have experienced declining levels of public trust during the pandemic, faith in science has generally held up ...