A few months ago, members of the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria joined with academics from other universities to review existing academic evidence on the impact of school closures on pupils. I am delighted that the evidence we submitted to the Education Select Committee has now been published. The full report can be found here.
This review provides a summary of the latest academic evidence regarding the impact of Covid-19 on educational learning loss; EdTech interventions; home schooling; physical activity; food insecurity, diet and obesity; mental health and wellbeing. It was truly a collaborative effort and involved the following academics:
Professor Paul von Hippel, University of Texas at Austin
Dr Jackie Shinwell, Newcastle University
Dr Emily Mann, Northumbria University
Dr Emily Henderson, Northumbria University
Dr Iain Brownlee, Northumbria University
Dr Gillian Pepper, Northumbria University
Professor Paul Stretesky, Northumbria University
Prof Michael Long, Oklahoma State University
Prof Jim McKenna, Leeds Beckett University
Dr Andy Daly-Smith, Leeds Beckett University
Dr Gurpinder Lali, Wolverhampton University
Professor Donald Bundy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr Lesley Drake, Imperial College, London.