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Meg Attwood, PhD Student, and Chris Jarrold have been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute

13 July 2020

Meg Attwood, PhD Student, and Chris Jarrold have been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. The title of the grant is "Investigating the impact of a global pandemic (Covid-19) on adolescent anxiety and cognitive function".

Congratulations to Meg Attwood and Chris Jarrold for their recent grant award from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. The title of the grant is "Investigating the impact of a global pandemic (COVID-19) on adolescent anxiety and cognitive function” and is summarised here:
 
COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to young peoples’ education, social interaction and daily routine. Anxiety is associated with a range of difficulties including problems with concentration, problem solving and memory, which negatively impact academic achievement. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of lockdown on the psychological wellbeing and cognitive function of older adolescents. Study findings will identify the wider implications of lockdown for this age group and inform targeted intervention for vulnerable young people.

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