Pandemic Poetry: A Collaborative International Poetry Project responding to COVID-19
Collaborating with Nottingham Trent University this project looks at how the writing, exchange, publication and discussion of poetry can benefit the UK (and global) public’s processing, healing, and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Corona Files – an oral history project designed to provide a journal of ‘the pandemic year'
To capture this experience in all manner of expressions for future researchers, as well as generate discussion now on how to process this event, Plymouth history students are collecting a diverse range of stories from their own communities.
Finishing time with COVID-19: supporting socio-economically disadvantaged and criminalised individuals during a pandemic
Research in partnership with Landworks to examine the impact of COVID on the delivery of their rehabilitation support for prisoners and people on community sentences and the lived experiences under COVID amongst these groups.
COVID recovery and nutrition
This project develops a knowledge hub to support nutritional care for patients who are recovering from COVID-19. This included a series of free talks by experts on nutrition for anyone who has had COVID-19 or cares for someone with or who has had the infection.
Topics of the talks include:
- Is there an anti-inflammatory diet?
- Is there a link between food and my symptoms
- Psychological wellbeing and communication with healthcare professionals.
Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic
The project seeks to develop tools to help clinicians assess people effectively by phone or video; support the change process; and strengthen digital innovation in the NHS.
Supporting the rapid reorganisation of General Practice
General Practice has been asked to reorganise care to ensure a reduction in the rate of spread of COVID-19. PenARC researchers have been working with NHS staff to identify key issues about how best to configure primary care in light of the outbreak.
This project works in collaboration with NHS Trusts and social care organisations to develop a toolkit and training package for the workforce, which aims to optimise the confidence and competence of clinicians to effectively implement telerehabilitation.
Social prescribing for older people in the time of COVID drawing on the cultural sector
This project examines social prescribing to older people during the pandemic where many cultural assets were closed or had restricted access. The research explores how the cultural sector adapts to support older people’s wellbeing.
Education Impact and Adaptation
Investigating the 'strategic leadership' role of Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in England planning for COVID.
Collaboration with Exeter University, to study whether and how special educational needs coordinators (SENCos) are involved in strategic planning for crises, with reference to school exclusion.
Care Home Conversations
This project seeks to understand people’s experiences of how COVID-19 is affecting care homes as places to live and work; highlight what is currently working well or not and identify and develop a picture of ‘what could be’ in the future.
Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research
Our work is grounded in the needs of the people of the South West and other rural, coastal, and deprived communities worldwide, but PIHR’s research has national and international reach and impact.