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Monica Lakhanpaul on children's rights and the negative impact of poor temporary accommodation


In this article on 'Appalling Temporary Accommodation and Children's Rights' in the Huffington Post, Professor Lakhanpaul discusses how children in this type of housing are often "invisible" and how the situation has worsened because of the pandemic. We hear of rats being in the rooms, cockroaches in the cupboards...not only is it traumatic for a...

Co-POWeR Work Package (WP4) selected to use the VOICE platform


Co-POWeR is pleased to announce that a Community Engagement  (CE) / Patient Public Involvement (PPI) project developed by the project's Work Package 4 (Physical activity and Nutrition) (Olatundun Gafari and Professor Maria Stokes) has been selected for an opportunity to be run using the VOICE platform (a global online platform used to involve members of...

Co-POWeR's Professor Lakhanpaul on homelessness


Image credit: Randy Jacob - Unsplash Monica Lakhanpaul, Professor of Integrated Community Child Health, featured in the Independent newspaper speaking on the impact of child homelessness. 'Children’s life chances put at risk by rising homelessness, warn experts' (behind Paywall).  

Professor Monica Lakhanpaul on BBC's Newsnight


Co-POWeR's Professor Monica Lakhanpaul appeared on the BBC2 Newsnight programme (Wednesday 01 December 2021) in a feature piece on child homelessness. Monica, a Consultant Paediatrician, Professor of Integrated Community Child Health, and Principal Investigator for the Champions Project, was interviewed about families and children living in temporary accommodation and the detrimental impact this can have...

Professor Lakhanpaul and the NEON Programme win RSPH Award


(Photograph: The NEON team accept RSPH award. Prof Lakhanpaul - third from left.) Congratulations to Co-POWeR's Professor Monica Lakhanpaul and The Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition (NEON) Programme, on being awarded a prestigious Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Health and Wellbeing Award 2021, in the 'Health at every age' category. Established in 2007, the...

Professor Kaur attains Research Fellowship in Germany


Congratulations to Co-POWeR's Professor Raminder Kaur who has secured a six-month Research Fellowship working at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies in Germany. The research programme is called 'Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations' and it focuses on the role of religious ideas, practices and institutions, and their role in the production...

Professor Padmadas awarded Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences


Congratulations to Co-POWeR’s Sabu Padmadas, Professor of Demography and Global Health at the University of Southampton, who has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. New Fellows are awarded for the excellence and impact of their work, and for their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit. Through leadership,...

Be part of the Co-POWeR Community Engagement Panel


Are you part of the BAME community? Would you like to help Co-POWeR make their work even more relevant to you, your family and your communities? Members of the public are at the heart of Co-POWeR. We need input from the BAME community to ensure we ask the right questions in the right way. Over...

Professor Lakhanpaul interviews with BBC World Service and Voice of Islam


On 21 July 2021, Co-POWeR's Professor Monica Lakhanpaul was guest on the BBC World Service programme Health Check - 'Could the flu vaccine protect against severe COVID-19?'. Monica spoke on children's respiratory viruses, and on Down's syndrome and the vaccine - topics related to her recent pre-print research paper. Monica appears throughout the show but...