The COVID-19 pandemic caused people around the world to suddenly and drastically alter their everyday habits, but what will the lasting impact be? Canvas8 spoke to three experts to explore the long-term implications of the crisis on how we spend, socialise, and stay healthy.
Dr. Lisa M. Brown is the director of the trauma programme at Palo Alto University and an adjunct clinical professor at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. Her clinical and research focus is on trauma and resilience. She is involved in developing and evaluating mental health programmes used nationally and internationally.
Dr. Ryan Hagen is an organisational and comparative historical sociologist studying risk and social change. He is interested in how people and institutions construct perceptions of the future, how those perceptions shape actions in the present, and how this work of anticipation influences macro-level social change.
Dr. David A. Savage is an associate professor of behavioural economics at the University of Newcastle, with a primary research interest in the behavioural analysis of disasters and extreme environments, which includes man-made and natural disasters (from floods to terrorism) and high-stress work or play environments (from elite athletes to police officers).
Megan Carnegie is a journalist and editor. She has written for Courier, Time Out, Guardian Weekend, Creative Review, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and more. Outside of work, she can be found reading, running, and killing off her houseplants.
India Doyle is the editorial director of Canvas8's Library. She oversees the editorial direction of research across content types to ensure Canvas8 members understand changes in consumer behaviour and culture and the opportunities around behavioural change. India has worked as a journalist for ten years, interviewing industry and cultural leaders including Christy Turlington, Olympic boxer Ramla Ali, and Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. She has contributed to SHOWStudio, Dazed and Confused, ekathimerini, Wonderland, and Dapper Dan magazine.
What scares you? Horror movies? Conspiracy theories? A former reality star running America? Fear is a long-used marketing tool, and research suggests it can enhance the emotional connection people feel with brands. Canvas8 spoke to Lea Dunn of the Foster School of Business to find out how.
The term ‘snowflake’ is often used to diminish young people’s ability to handle adversity, but are Gen Yers and Zers really less emotionally resilient than older cohorts? Canvas8 spoke to three experts to understand the importance of negative emotions in developing effective coping methods.
The health landscape in the UK is changing, with extended waiting times for GP appointments and strained counselling services leading many Britons to look beyond the NHS for efficient and convenient access to treatment. How exactly are patients pursuing optimal physical and mental wellbeing?
Pre-apocalyptic ‘prepping’ is an industry valued between $500 million and several billion in the US alone. At the peak of the Ebola outbreak, Amazon US sales of full-body protective suits shot up by 131,000%. Influencing the way we buy, the apps we download and even the holidays we take, is paranoia altering society for good?