The third national lockdown began early January 2021 and started to ease on 8th March when schools and limited outdoor social contact resumed. Police-recorded crime rates per 10,000 population (in orange) are here compared to expected rates (black lines, with confidence intervals in grey). Crime effects in January and February 2021 were similar to first lockdown (Apr-Jun 2020) but with notable differences. Acquisitive crime except bike theft fell sharply but began to increase in March....
Over the past three decades interest in the study of friendship has been steadily growing. This growth has been in all directions. Temporally studies can be found focusing on friendship from the earliest societies to contemporary times (perhaps there is even room for imaging friendship in the future). Geographically studies have focused on friendship in numerous locations across the globe, spanning not only geography but also culture. In terms of the location of friendship, studies...
This collection draws on the fieldwork experiences of some of the researchers involved in the ESRC 'Timescapes: Changing Relationships and Identities throughthe Life Course‘ programme. Timescapes, the first major Qualitative Longitudinal (QLL) study to be funded in the UK, aims to build a picture of life in 21st century Britain by gathering, archiving and analysing interviews from over 400 people living in a variety of circumstances across the UK. Temporal understanding is central to the...
Timescapes Working Paper Series, 4
Environmental restoration and conservation challenges go beyond what can be financed publicly. There are significant opportunities for private investment in the delivery of public goods, benefitting both commercial organisations whose business relies on ecosystem services, as well as landowners, land managers and the general public. Thus, public-private financing of natural capital improvement presents an opportunity to increase the availability of funding for payments for ecosystem services that provide environmental and societal benefits. Though public-private partnerships...
Dataset to accompany 'Interactions of a shock with a molecular cloud at various stages of its evolution due to thermal instability and gravity'Marcin Kupilas, Christopher Wareing, Julian Pittard & Falle, Samuel Falle
This is the dataset to accompany the publication 'Interactions of a shock with a molecular cloud at various stages of its evolution due to thermal instability and gravity' The data is given in a repository for each figure.
In this policy brief, we introduce a suite of technologies which use underground assets to store heat and energy, or provide a low carbon means of energy generation. These present regional authorities with an opportunity for low carbon economic regeneration which is sympathetic to local industrial heritage.
In this Global Review on Safer End of Engineered Life, we take a long overdue and systematic look at the scientific evidence around waste and resources management and the impact on human health and life. Surprisingly, this research appears to be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. We offer suggestions for immediate corrective action that should be taken and identify where engineering solutions could mitigate and prevent harm to human life and...
This application note describes the growth of crystalline thin films of C60
This document outlines the suggested procedures for the operational production of nowcast warnings by African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) developed by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) African SWIFT (Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques) project. Information from geostationary satellites is routinely received by African NMHSs in near-real-time and this operating procedure outlines how this can be used to produce valuable nowcast warnings within the day-to-day operations of African NMHSs.
The ‘New Uses of Screens in Post-Lockdown Britain’ study (NUSPB) set out to discover the current lived experiences of British people and how screen technologies may or may not have become more permanently integrated within their day-to-day lives following the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020-2021.
Shared ground heat exchange can deliver low-carbon electrified heat where individual heat pumps or heat networks are not feasible, such as in terraced homes. However, there is a policy gap around these mid-scale heat solutions. We outline the benefits and challenges of shared ground heat exchange, and actions needed by policy, housing, and innovation stakeholders to support further deployment.
The National Health Service (NHS) employs over a million people, and the vast majority of these staff provide front-line patient care. Failures in care, particularly in Mid Staffordshire NHS Hospital Trust as detailed in the Francis Report in 2014, raised concerns about the values underpinning working practices in the NHS. One policy response to these concerns was to encourage recruitment of undergraduate health professional students, trainees and employees whose personal values are consistent with the...
This note is based on research detailed in Rosato-Scott, C., Evans, B.E., House, S., Ferron, S., Barrington, D.J. CHILD-SAN: a new disability-inclusive framework for emergency sanitation for children aged five to 11, based on a systematic review of existing guidance
Veterans and the Media: A pilot survey report on how UK veterans perceive media representations about military and post-military experiencesJenna Pitchford-Hyde & Katy Parry
This report introduces the findings of our pilot survey on veterans’ perceptions on media representations of military and post-military experiences. The mainstream media is thought to play a key role in shaping public attitudes, which in turn affects how policy makers, charities and military advocacy groups work with the media. Our objective is to work with veterans to find out what they think the main issues are in contemporary media representations. The findings of the...
Aflatoxins are harmful substances produced by certain types of fungi that exist naturally in the environment. The fungi grow and produce aflatoxins on staple foods such as maize and peanuts, particularly in hot and humid conditions. Children are the most vulnerable group of the population when exposed to aflatoxins within 1000 days of life because they have not developed systems for efficient detoxification. Children can be exposed to aflatoxins through breast feeding, and the introduction...
New plans to restrict point-of-sale promotions of less healthy foods and drinks in England, aim to encourage healthier choices. With responsibility for implementation likely falling to food retailers, it is important to understand feasibility challenges, to ensure policy success. Researchers found the data available to retailers to be insufficient to apply the rules set out by the policy proposal. This would see some products incorrectly promoted, and vice versa. We recommend a review of the...
The “Doughnut” of social and planetary boundaries is a framework for guiding and evaluating policy, where the goal is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. This policy brief considers what it would take to use the “Doughnut” instead of GDP growth to guide our Covid-19 recovery.
This application note describes the growth of a novel Bi₂Se₃/ C₆₀ heterostructure in the Royce deposition system at the University of Leeds. We also present structural characterisation and transmission electron microscopy data in order to understand nature of the Bi₂Se₃/ C₆₀ interface.
University of Leeds74
African Center of Meteorological Application for Development4
Delft University of Technology3
University College London3
Technical University of Munich3
University of Ulm3
Chalmers University of Technology3
University of Reading3
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology2