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Report on the future of children's health and wellbeing - expert comment

A new report by the WHO, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the Lancet Commission looks at the future of the health and wellbeing of today's children. Warwick Medical School's Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown has praised this as a positive step, but argues that it could have gone further in recognising challenges to children's mental health.


Comparing incomes can make us unhappy – but it may depend on whom we’re comparing ourselves to

Subjective reports of wellbeing or ‘happiness’ are increasingly influential in policy. While past research has found that making comparisons with those on higher incomes can make people unhappy, Laura Kudrna illustrates that this ‘relative income’ effect may not be as straightforward as previously thought, with the structure of society having an impact on how people feel and think about their lives.

Tue 18 Feb 2020, 15:35 | Tags: WMS, Research, Warwick Medical School

A bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland - Professor Wanda Lewis comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the idea of a bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland as a "very interesting idea", as government officials have stared working into the possibility.

Professor Wanda Lewis, a structural engineer from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick analyses the possibility of the bridge becoming a reality.


Reducing Restrictive Intervention of Children and Young People - expert comment

"Restrictive practices are clearly not being used in 'last resort' circumstances, and are being used with very young children." A new report launched today in the House of Lords presents data on the inappropriate use of restrictive interventions on children and young people with disabilities. Professor Richard Hastings from CEDAR comments.


NAO finds Prison Service "failing" to manage prison estate effectively - expert comment

Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on today's National Audit Office (NAO) report, Improving the prison estate, which finds that although Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service is committed to providing a safe, secure and decent prison estate, its plans to achieve this are failing.


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