The Open University News – February
Research supports unions’ push for global health care reform in the wake of COVID
A policy brief by our social policy researchers Professor Nicola Yeates and Dr Jane Pillinger is at the forefront of an international campaign to improve conditions for migrant health workers.
Young voices speak out for Sustainable Development Goals in ambitious new OU/BBC series
Seventeen 17-year-olds from around the world tell us why meeting these targets matters for their communities, in the new World Service series Project 17, starting today. Series academic consultants include Chair of International Development Professor Giles Mohan, and Associate Head of School – Innovation Dr Eric Addae-Kyeremeh.
Academic sounds alarm over ‘vaccine nationalism’
Professor Joyce Tait, founding director of ID@OU’s partner institute Innogen, tells the Independent that partisan political jockeying is in danger of damaging public trust in the COVID jab.
Digital exhibition captures pandemic experiences of refugeees and asylum seekers
This online exhibition, supported by The Open University COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme, is based on research by Professor of Sociology Marie Gillespie.
Post-Brexit rights for UK residents of EU countries?
Senior Lecturer in Law Dr Anne Wesemann outlines the implications of a case coming before the EU Court of Justice, in an article in The Conversation.
New research studies impact of coronavirus on young Black Britons
Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies Dr Michael Boampong is conducting a pilot study on how the pandemic is affecting Black young migrants and young people of Black British African-Caribbean backgrounds, and why Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic groups are most at risk from COVID-19.
Promoting play-based education in Africa
Professor of Education and Development Kwame Akyeampong is leading research recently awarded $500,000 CAD (£288,000) to support a large-scale learning through play project being rolled out to over 2 million children in Ghana.