School Life during Covid-19

About the study

The School Life during Covid-19 study is part of the CoMMinS study. The project is exploring how Covid-19 mitigation measures such as hand hygiene, social distancing, ventilation, mask wearing and school closures have affected the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.

This study will also examine approaches taken by schools to ensure good mental wellbeing of pupils, and how they are identifying and addressing issues that arise.

Students outdoors during lockdown

The study will use interviews to explore the views and attitudes of members of the school community. These will be conducted by phone or using an online video platform.

We aim to provide evidence for the development of strategies to help schools:

  • provide an emotionally safe and nurturing environment
  • enable teachers, parents and pupils to support each other as a resilient school community during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

How to take part in the study

If you would like to participate, you will need to register your interest to take part.

Contact the researchers

If you have any questions about this research, please email Dr Sarah Bell or Jane Williams: school-life-study@bristol.ac.uk.

About the research team

Dr Sabi Redwood (University of Bristol)

Sabi Redwood is co-leading work examining mental wellbeing in schools. She brings expertise in qualitative social science methods, patient and public involvement, participatory community-based approaches, and healthcare interventions.

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Dr Jeremy Horwood (University of Bristol)

Dr Jeremy Horwood

Jeremy Horwood is co-leading work examining mental wellbeing in schools. He is an Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Health, with extensive expertise in qualitative method.

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Dr Sarah Bell

Dr Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell is a Senior Research Associate in Qualitative Research who will be conducting the interviews for the School Life during Covid-19 Study. She has a background in education (Primary Teacher), and her research interest is public health with a focus on young people.

Jane Williams

Jane is a Senior Research Associate in Qualitative Research who will be conducting the interviews for the School Life during Covid-19 Study. Jane has a background in sport/health psychology.