On this week's episode of the BERA podcast Nick Johnston (Chief Executive of BERA) interviews Dr. Emily Marchant from Swansea University. Emily's research focuses on primary school-aged children and examines the relationship between epidemiological factors and lifestyle behaviours with educational outcomes, using data linkage. She also evaluates school-based interventions and has previously published evaluation research on outdoor learning and The Daily Mile. During Emily’s PhD, she developed and expanded the HAPPEN Wales Primary School Network to a national network that collects and shares school-level health behaviour information with schools.
On today's episode Emily discusses the effect Covid 19 has had on children with a particular focus on their health and wellbeing, staff experiences and the potential future effects as schools return.