The following research and reviews of practice are related to topics in health:


The Health Foundations COVID-19 impact inquiry

This post was originally posted by IWA.

Our director Auriol Miller was on the advisory board of The Health Foundations COVID-19 impact inquiry. Its report, which was launched in July 2021, found that:

  • The uneven impact of COVID-19 is mapped onto pre-existing health issues and inequalities, compounded by living conditions.
  • Geographical inequalities meant that those younger than 65 in the poorest 10% of areas in England were almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those in the wealthiest parts of the countries, but some groups, including people from ethnic minorities, disabled people, prison inmates, were also more likely to be at a risk from the illness.
  • The aftermaths of the financial crisis impacted the UKs ability to rise to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus crisis.
  • Government action, such as self-isolation support or restrictions in service access, were impactful in redressing or aggravating the effects of the crisis: any recovery strategy must address the root causes of inequality in the face of the virus, and will require cross-government action. 

You can watch the webinar launch here.


A follow-up report on the step change needed in emotional and mental health support for children and young people in Wales.

Mind over matter: Two years on 
A follow up report on the step change needed in emotional and mental health support for children and young people in Wales.’


McDonagh, D., Connolly, N., & Devaney, C. (2019). “Bury don’t discuss”: The help-seeking behaviour of family members affected by substance-use disorders. Child Care in Practice, 25(2), 175-188.

KEYWORDS: Substance-use disorder, family members, support

Stone, J and Hirsch (2019). Local indicators of child poverty, 2017/18 Summary of estimates of child poverty in small areas of Great Britain, 2017/18.

The Bevan Foundation (2019). Kids on the breadline: solutions to holiday hunger.


Grant, A., Morgan, M., Gallagher, D. and Mannay, D., 2018. Smoking during pregnancy, stigma and secrets: Visual methods exploration in the UK. Women and Birth.

Keywords: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), Health, Pregnancy, Smoking, Socioeconomic factors, Tobacco.

Mannay, D., Creaghan, J., Gallagher, D., Marzella, R., Mason, S., Morgan, M. and Grant, A., 2018. Negotiating closed doors and constraining deadlines: the potential of visual ethnography to effectually explore private and public spaces of motherhood and parenting. Journal of contemporary ethnography, 47(6), p.758.

Keywords: visual methods, photo elicitation, motherhood, home, fieldwork