Dr Simon Kolstoe

Dr Simon Kolstoe

Total 7 Posts
  • Portsmouth, UK.
Senior Lecturer in Evidence-Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth. Chair of research ethics committees for the NHS, the Ministry of Defence & Public Health England.

Does wearing glasses protect you from coronavirus?

4 min read
New study finds that glasses may help protect from catching coronavirus. But there are plenty of reasons to be cautious about the results. More evidence is needed.

Changes to public health bodies must be based on evidence and reflection, not scapegoating.

5 min read
De-funding Public Health England is not the answer. We need to learn lessons from the coronavirus response before making radical decisions.

Does your homemade mask work?

4 min read
A very simple test involving trying to blow out a candle could provide face mask wearers with a good idea about which of their face coverings works the best.

Does your face mask protect you or other people?

5 min read
How one of the most effective face masks could be putting others at risk.

Do cricket balls really spread coronavirus?

5 min read
Boris Johnson has called cricket balls a ‘natural vector of disease’, but how would we find the evidence to know if he is correct?

Coronavirus: Researchers no longer need consent to access your medical records.

5 min read
The UK government has quietly relaxed a confidentiality law that protects patient health data. Here is why that matters.

Don’t hold your breath for a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020.

5 min read
Politicians are throwing billions of dollars at coronavirus vaccine trials, but the real cost of research is the one thing we are lacking – time.
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