After the virus series two

Curated by the University’s Institute for Policy and Engagement, we hope to provoke debate about how we build a stronger society after the virus.

Sharing knowledge is key to fully understanding the impact of Covid

Introducing a blog series on the University of Nottingham’s ongoing research contribution to the Covid-19 effort.

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Integrated, agile evidence from social scientists is helping policymakers respond to Covid-19

A widespread call for an evidence-based response to the pandemic.

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Covid-19, mass unemployment and structural change

The Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that more than 4 million people in the UK will be unemployed by the end of 2020. But beyond this shock, the Covid-19 crisis will also have a permanent effect on some sectors and the livelihoods of those who work in them.

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Covid-emocracy: challenges and lessons from the US Election

Throughout the primary season and in the run up to the November Presidential Elections in the United States, election officials put in place a variety of measures to carry out the largest election in American history during a once in a 100-year public health crisis.

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Cities and communities after the pandemic

Professor Ali Cheshmehzangi draws on his experience and research to talk about resilient cities. His work with the Ningbo City Government demonstrates the importance of research-based policy making and the role that academics can play in the recovery from Covid-19.

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An academic working in government: reflections from a Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Paul S Monks (Leicester University) shares his thoughts and reflections three months into assuming his role as Chief Scientific Adviser during an unprecedented time of global action to tackle Climate Change and the global reaction to the outbreak of Covid-19.

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A year on: working class women and work during the Covid-19 pandemic

The pandemic has further exposed deep gender and class inequalities, say professors Tracey Warren and Clare Lyonette, and the government must act if we are to rebuild a fairer society.

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