Heart Age Test: Does it help or hinder?

Heart Age Test: Does it help or hinder? –  Written by Victoria Riley The Heart Age Test is an online test that estimates a person’s risk of a heart attack or stroke in the form of a ‘Heart Age’, which can be compared to their actual age. The test aims to increase understanding of cardiovascular…

Evaluation of the heart age test (HAT)

Evaluation of the heart age test (HAT) July 2021 Dr Victoria Riley, Sophia Fedorowicz, Professor Chris Gidlow. This report summarises the findings from an evaluation of the heart age test (HAT), conducted by the Centre for Health and Development, in collaboration with Public Health England. The HAT is an online test to indicate an individual’s…

Women’s experiences of Covid-19 restrictions during pregnancy and postpartum: “the isolation, [that] was the hardest”

Women’s experiences of Covid-19 restrictions during pregnancy and postpartum: “the isolation, [that] was the hardest” Written by Victoria Riley The death toll resulting from the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic has now exceeded 4 million people worldwide (4,002,209; 09/07/2021; www.covid19.who.int/). Restrictions imposed on everyone have been incredibly challenging with considerable changes to life as we once knew.…

Not All Roofs Are the Same

Not All Roofs Are the Same This blog post written by Elena Zwirner, a behavioural ecologist interested in when and why pro-sociality – the tendency to help others – arises, and how it is maintained in a population. Her research paper Neighbourhood wealth, not urbanicity, predicts prosociality towards strangers was recently published by the Royal…