Sunlight Exposure: Communicating the benefits and risks of ultraviolet light to the general population: A qualitative documentary analysis of UK newspapers and magazines

The purpose of this work is two-fold. First, to examine the accuracy and comprehensiveness of UK national newspaper and magazine reporting of research evidence on the health benefits and risks associated with sun exposures. Second, to identify and describe how the UK media present the health benefits and risks associated with sun exposure.

SPRU research team

Related links

Publications and presentations from the project are available from the York Research Database

Sunlight Exposure - Final report (PDF  , 1,427kb)

Link to NICE guidance

Project summary

There are two overarching research questions:

Research Question 1: How do the UK media report research findings or nationally agreed guidelines/consensus statements regarding the benefits and risks associated with exposure to sunlight?

Research Question 2: How are the health benefits and risks of sun exposure represented in the UK media? What risks and benefits of sun exposure are presented in UK media?

Additional information

Related links

Publications and presentations from the project are available from the York Research Database

Sunlight Exposure - Final report (PDF  , 1,427kb)

Link to NICE guidance