Meaning of Health Podcast, School of Population and Global Health. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Meaning of Health. In this episode, we chat with Professor Jo Badcock, a psychologist and researcher from the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia, and the Perth Voices Clinic. Professor Badcock’s work focuses on people who hear voices, also known as auditory hallucinations, with a particular focus on how this group is impacted by loneliness. Our conversation includes a discussion about the work that the Perth Voices Clinic does to assist people hearing voices, both by providing treatment, and conducting research. We also discuss how loneliness and social isolation differ, and how COVID-19 may exacerbate these problems. Professor Badcock also talks us through how COVID-19 has changed the way Perth Voices Clinic provides treatment to its clients.