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COVID-19: Perspectives from across the lifespan

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Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Price: free
Speaker(s): Various

COVID-19: Perspectives from across the lifespan

This event will disseminate research undertaken by the Developing Minds Lab and the Department of Psychology related to the impact of COVID-19 across the lifespan.

The first talk (Dr Birsu Kandemirci) will focus on young children and their caregivers' lockdown experiences in England and Turkey. It will discuss issues of technology use during lockdown, online education, children's activities indoors and outdoors, and parental satisfaction and efficacy in the face of challenging circumstances such as increased responsibilities with home schooling.

The second talk (Ifigeneia Manitsa) will address the role that habilitation services played in the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents with visual impairments during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK. In addition, it will highlight the challenges that teachers and habilitation services faced and the importance of the provision of support to students with and without Special Educational Needs (SEN) and their parents in these challenging times.

The third talk (Dr Elisa Back) will discuss preliminary findings regarding the use of face masks and emotion recognition abilities in adults. This study is taking place during the third (current) COVID-19 lockdown in England and compares those with higher and lower levels of autism traits and their recognition of both basic and complex emotions from dynamic facial expressions.

The final talk (Dr Tushna Vandrevala & Dr Laila Alidu) will explore the understanding of older people from ethnic minority communities towards COVID-19, their lived experiences and the challenges faced during the pandemic.

Festival of research

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Elisa Back