Professor Manuela Barreto has been awarded funding from Erasmus+ to pursue a cross-European project about easing youth loneliness over the next three years.
Working with high-school teachers from Portugal, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey and the UK, the study, funded by Erasmus+, intends to co-create an intervention for loneliness with high-school students. Parties involved include two academics, several high-school teachers and an IT expert.
Professor Barreto has extensive experience of working on loneliness, having being co-investigator with Professor Pam Qualter on the BBC Loneliness experiment. The first paper published from this, Loneliness around the world: Age, gender, and cultural differences in loneliness, is available to read now.