Prevention is better than cure

Our health is mostly determined by the food we eat, the air we breathe, and where we work and live. But health research does not reflect this

From air quality to youth violence, we know a lot about how social, environmental and behavioural determinants affect our health but far too little about how to prevent these factors from making us ill in the first place.

In this week’s Future Curious episode, Nesta speaks to Rasomund Adoo Kissi-Debrah who began campaigning for better air quality after her daughter Ella Roberta suffered a fatal asthma attack. The episode also features Lita Wallace of The Winchm, who reveals how research led by young people in North London is looking to find solutions to youth violence.

Teaching children problem-solving requires structure –  Nesta worked with six Code Clubs in England to find out how best to teach collaborative problem-solving to school students. Here’s what we discovered. Oliver Quinlan.


Future News Pilot Fund
So that communities across England have access to reliable news about the issues that matter most to them, the Future News Pilot Fund will provide grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 to support bold new approaches to public interest news.

AI for good
This £100,000 prize fund will support innovative projects that use artificial intelligence for social good in Scotland.



About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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