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From the world leading to the wonderous: explore what really goes on inside a university with our LATES events, exclusively for grown ups!

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From tackling loneliness, to investigating impacts on children’s development, and addressing the many challenges of Long COVID: researchers are responding to the global pandemic in countless ways.

Join us as we meet three researchers from the University of Leeds, to hear how they are applying their expertise to investigate the impact of COVID-19 and come up with solutions which support society’s recovery.

Explore the rapid research being undertaken to identify the best way to treat and support up to two million people in the UK, now living with Long Covid.

Discover the real impact of disruption to Early Years Education and Care during lockdowns and its effects on the development of young children from diverse backgrounds.

And learn about a ground breaking trial to cut loneliness and depression in older people left socially isolated during the pandemic.

This free online event is open to all and will be livestreamed to YouTube.

Speakers: Dr Manoj Sivan, Dr Cat Davies, Leanne Shearsmith

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LOCOMOTION (long COVID multidisciplinary consortium: optimising treatments and services across the NHS) study

Led by the University of Leeds, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the study aims to create a “gold standard” approach for the treatment of long covid.

BASIL-C19 (Behavioural Activation in Social Isolation) study

This study is a part of the MODS (Multi-Morbidity in Older adults with Depression Study) programme, which is looking at whether a talking treatment called Behavioural Activation (BA) can help improve a person's physical and psychological functioning, for example self-care and mood.

ICKLE Project (The Impact of COVID-19 on Key Learning and Education)

The ICKLE project tracks the impact of the disruption to schooling during the Covid-19 lockdown. It focuses on children’s progress in key foundation skills from reception to year 1, and analyses how factors related to school, home, and children themselves may affect this development.

The effects of social distancing policies on children’s language development, sleep and executive functions

This study examines how changes in sleep, parenting style, social interactions, screen use and outdoor activities/exercise affect young children’s cognitive development during the Spring 2020 UK lockdown.

It is part of a wider project investigating the effects of Covid-19 lockdowns on language development in different countries

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