VIP CLEAR: Children’s lockdown experiences applied to recovery

About the project This project sought to gather and critically evaluate children’s worldviews, perceptions and experiences during COVID-19. Working with multicultural schools and nurseries in Bristol and a national partner, Action for Children, the research team employed child-focused, creative methodologies, interweaving socially engaged arts practice with social science to capture children’s voices and views. Principal Investigator […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector and implications for policy

About the project This project aimed to deepen understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on cultural organisations, on the cultural sector workforce, and on audiences. There were three strands to this mixed methods research programme. The first examined the impacts on the cultural sector, analysing large data-sets including the ONS Labour Force Survey. These were […]

Lex-Atlas COVID-19: A Comparative Study of National Legal Responses to COVID-19

About the project Lex-Atlas aimed to provide an integrated overview of national legal responses to COVID-19. It analysed how countries deployed emergency legislation within their constitutional and socio-political contexts and examined how different forms of disruption, or variations in social policy coverage and care of human rights ensued. It attempted a neutral account of the […]

Co-design and implement a COVID-19 vaccine uptake intervention within Chinese Communities in England

About the project This project investigated the determinants of Chinese communities’ COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, as well as the facilitators of vaccination uptake. The cross-disciplinary project team, including specialists in community-based research, communicative intervention design, health and strategic communication, who worked in partnership with Chinese communities in Greater Manchester and Leicester to co-design research that informed […]

Walking Publics / Walking Arts: Walking, Wellbeing and Community during COVID-19

About the project Walking Arts/Walking Publics explored the potential of the arts to sustain, encourage, and equitably support walking during and recovering from the pandemic. It examined the impact of COVID-19 on walking practices and how the pandemic informed, and could be informed by, creative walking approaches. The project worked in partnership with experts and […]

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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 […]

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The Digital Beyond. Has COVID-19 transformed digital memorialisation?

Dr Eleanor O’Keeffe worked as Post Doctoral Research Associate on the AHRC funded project British Ritual Innovation under COVID-19. Here, she discusses some of her research into digital adoption in response to the pandemic. Sequoia Nagamatsu’s 2022 novel How High We Go in the Dark, which was started before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, offers us […]

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Memory in flux: Encouraging Debate on How we Publicly Remember the Pandemic

Professor David Tollerton has led on National Day of Reflection and the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons from past memorialisation. Here, he shares some findings from his report into COVID-19 memorialisation, which was published last week. The global COVID-19 pandemic is an event of immense scale in terms of loss of life and societal impacts. But once […]

Coronavirus Discourses: Linguistic Evidence for Effective Public Health Messaging

About the project Understanding the flow and impact of messaging about the pandemic has been of major importance for managing public health responses during the crisis. Messaging about geographic borders and at-risk populations, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, proved key challenges for public health partners. This research examined the content and […]