Online teaching and learning with digitised collections in higher education contexts

About the project This was a joint project between members of the University Museums in Scotland (UMIS) group. The research explored the opportunities, capacities and barriers for digital engagement with museums collections and issues around interoperability between institutions. It evaluated the impact of collections-based university teaching that was moved to online and digital delivery during […]

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Cartoons and creative solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Youth perspectives for the future at the Forum for Global Challenges

Charlotte King and Fransiska Louwagie discuss the research collaborations thatĀ haveĀ informed a new education programme to help secondary students to make sense of their pandemic experiences through political cartooning. Blog written in collaboration with Sarah Weidman, Lucie Spicer and the broader Covid in Cartoons team and partners. The Covid in Cartoons team have worked with partners ShoutOutUK and Cartooning for Peace to develop a […]

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The Pandemic and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research

Blakeney Clark is a final year English Literature undergraduate at Exeter University. She has been working as a student intern on the Pandemic & Beyond project media team, specialising in social media engagement. In this blog, she offers her perspective on the future of arts and humanities research as one of the ‘next generation’ emerging […]

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News from the Culture Box

Dr Chloe Asker (Post Doctoral Research Associate) reflects on methodologies in arts and health research that have become so important during the pandemic and shares some updates on the Culture Box project. Introducing the Culture Box project In recent years, there has been a growing interest in person-centred approaches to engage people with dementia in […]

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The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare provision for children with long-term conditions.

This blog shares insights from an ongoing research project that explores how the health systems response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic affected children and young people with long-term conditions in the UK. Based on a scoping review of academic studies, and subsequent focus groups with healthcare practitioners, parents and carers, the project examines the impact […]

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Pandemic & Beyond Response to Draft Terms of Reference for the UK COVID-19 Inquiry

Submitted 7 April 2022. This response to the COVID-19 inquiry draft terms of reference consultation is based on evidence drawn from a meta-analysis and ethics review of pandemic impact research, which has been jointly commissioned by the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator and Pandemic & Beyond, two UKRI/AHRC funded initiatives. The review is intended for submission […]

At Home with Children: Learning from Lockdown

About the project This project analysed the lessons from lockdown for how they can help us to re-imagine, refurbish and re-design ‘liveable’ homes for contemporary needs of families with children. The research included a survey of 1246 families about the ways they used or adapted their homes in lockdown, and research interviews about how homes […]

COVID-19 Rumours in Historical Context

About the project This project examined the pandemic of rumour and of disinformation that has accompanied the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK. It took a historical perspective, analysing how and why similar rumours have spread in the past, how previous governments have responded to them, and evaluating how successful these efforts were. The study tracked […]

Digital, Regeneration and Experience Economy Modelling (DREEm)

About the project This study explored practical and innovative strategies undertaken by organisations during COVID-19 that sought to develop meaningful digital experiences and content linked to places. Using mixed methods, it collected and analysed data in three case study locations in order to measure the scale and characteristics of the UK experience economy, to understand […]

Covid in Cartoons

About the project Young people have faced very particular challenges during the pandemic, with some being left feeling very disempowered. Developing skills in political cartooning offers one way for people to make sense of their experience. Research findings suggest that the skills involved may have particular impact for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Working with partners […]