HIV stigma in employment

The following was published in the Times Higher Education magazine. You can listen to the audio version here.  Fear of HIV and AIDS, fuelled by media speculation, a growth of infections among the “mainstream” population, an outpouring of activism and...
Why is thin deemed ideal?, Dr Helen Driscoll

Why is thin deemed ideal? Dr Helen Driscoll

Channel 4's exploration into the rise of the plus-sized fashion industry, 'Plus Sized Wars', has re-ignited debate about where body image ideals come from, their effects, and what we should do about them. But far from being a creation of...
What price free schools?, Professor Bridget Cooper

What price free schools? Professor Bridget Cooper

Free schools, like the ones that recently hit the headlines in Durham and Sunderland, have been the latest attempt by the Government to radically change the school system. New or changing schools received initial cash injections to encourage them, but...
What are you doing for World HIV Day?

What are you doing for World HIV Day? Andrew Dalton

I remember a conversation with a close friend several years ago, near to this time, who told me in quiet tones that he was HIV positive. I remember thinking that I knew practically nothing about the virus, and what I...