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Episode 1 - Sleep, dreams and COVID-19

Matthew Weait talks to Richard Wiseman, professor of public understanding of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, to find out about how people's sleep has changed during the pandemic, what people can do to improve their sleep and the science behind dreaming.

Episode 5 - Health inequalities exposed by COVID-19

In this week’s episode Matthew Weait talks to Dr Shivani Sharma, executive lead for equality, diversity and widening participation at the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Life and Medical Sciences, about how COVID-19 has highlighted health inequalities among minority ethnic groups. They discuss Shivani’s research, which focuses on patients affected by end-stage organ failure, and the role of university education in reducing disadvantage.