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COVID-19 political commentary linked to online hate crime

29 March 2021

New popular science book, The Science of Hate, describes evidence of link between Donald Trump tweet and online anti-Asian hate crime.

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Fifth of young people in Wales were experiencing poor mental health prior to COVID-19, report shows

24 March 2021

Mental health difficulties more common among children from disadvantaged backgrounds

Young people worried about catching up on their studies after lockdown, survey suggests

18 March 2021

Study offers insights on life for young people during the pandemic

Conservative-led councils in England more likely to slash financial support for people on low incomes, study shows

17 March 2021

Localisation of welfare provision ‘successful mechanism for implementing austerity’

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Appetite for homeworking has increased since start of pandemic, report shows

10 March 2021

Flexible working set to stay but more research needed to understand its implications, it concludes

Recognition, belief and an emotional response to disinformation are key factors in it being shared on social media, report finds

23 February 2021

Researchers constructed ‘communist killer dolphin’ news story to test readers’ reactions

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Landlords play vital role in helping tenants create a home, say experts

2 February 2021

New guidance issued for the Private Rented Sector

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Hundreds of fake Twitter accounts linked to China sowed disinformation prior to the US election - report

28 January 2021

‘Significant attempt to influence the trajectory of US politics’

Professor Mike Levi

International recognition for academic’s research into organised crime

10 December 2020

Professor Michael Levi at the forefront of policy developments fighting corruption

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SPARK joins £2m International Public Policy Observatory

3 December 2020

Collective shapes society after COVID-19

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E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled

8 October 2020

Academics studied responses from more than 100,000 secondary school pupils

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Pilot scheme to help children affected by trauma a success, says report

24 September 2020

Support for children in their early years could prevent them from becoming victims of abuse later in life, research shows

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Impact of Covid-19 on migration

28 August 2020

Cardiff University and UNICAMP publish new book

Home working

UK productivity could be improved by a permanent shift towards remote working, research shows

28 August 2020

Covid-19 will have a lasting impact on the workplace, academics predict

Wellbeing

International study reveals low levels of wellbeing among children in Wales

26 August 2020

Survey of 128,000 children across 35 countries raises questions about levels of wellbeing experienced across different areas of children’s lives in Wales

Emma Renold

New tools to help teachers support students during Covid-19 and beyond

25 June 2020

Schools drawing on academic’s research to help them listen to young people

Jessica Archer

Social work students putting what they’ve learned into practice during Covid-19

21 May 2020

Cohort beginning careers at what is a key time for the sector, says course director

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Improved interventions needed to tackle mental health problems for children in care, say experts

29 April 2020

UK research project investigates new ways of helping vulnerable group

Sally Power, Ian Rees Jones, Mark Drakeford and Alison Park

National research centre launches plan for the next five years

2 March 2020

Society’s most pressing challenges to be investigated thanks to new funding

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Launch of new initiative to tackle UK productivity puzzle

2 March 2020

Cardiff University one of seven institutions working to make a difference to businesses