COVID-19 Perspectives

Research on COVID-19 from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh

Author: Ritti Soncco

How Can African Elections Take Place Safely During COVID-19? By Thomas Molony 

This project is funded by UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund and the Newton Fund.   Elections involve increased risks of…

Exploring the use of Video Diaries for Family Members of Intensive Care Patients, by Sheila Rodgers

This project is funded by the British Academy  Due to COVID-19, intensive care (ICU) patients were not allowed visitors or…

How did Scotland police the pandemic? By Susan McVie, Kath Murray and Ben Matthews

Recipients of the UKRI Economic and Social Research Council COVID-19 Rapid Response Award to research enforcement of social compliance with…

Mapping Edinburgh’s Festival Culture after COVID-19, by Morgan Currie

This project is funded by ESRC Impact Accelerator Grant and DDI BEACON Build Back Better Open Call In the summer…

The impacts of COVID-19 on teaching practice and opportunities for virtual internships, by Yi-Shan Tsai, Nataša Pantić, Michael Phillips, Dragan Gašević, and Ana Hibert Santana

This project is funded by BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants. This project is currently collecting data. For further information: https://sites.google.com/view/bacovid   …

CAHSS funds nine innovative COVID-19 knowledge-exchange projects

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) College Research Award  has awarded nine COVID19-related projects with grants of…

Covid-19 and the Black Asian Minority Ethnic Healthcare Workforce, by Radha Adhikari

Disease pandemics in history have regularly brought social inequalities and prejudice back to the surface.[1] Marginalised and vulnerable groups such…

Edinburgh Law School creates animations to discuss structural injustice, denaturalized natural disasters, epistemic injustice, and the nature of emergencies

The following series is supported by the Wellcome Trust and led by Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra.  All animations were created…

The NHS is a health system not a charity. It should be funded accordingly, writes Rebecca Richards

He walked his way into the hearts of a nation – one lap of his garden at a time. In…

Kat Smith, Sudeepa Abeysinghe and Christina Boswell reflect on the impact of COVID-19 in SKAPE seminar, by Cleo Davies

This blogpost is a summary of the SKAPE Seminar on the 24 June 2020 Kat Smith (Strathclyde), Sudeepa Abeysinghe (Social Policy, Edinburgh) and Christina Boswell (PIR, Edinburgh)…

University staff and students help distribute food to those in need, writes Stuart Tooley

To mark Volunteers’ Week, Kirsteen Shields speaks about her work to co-ordinate volunteers to help local charity, Cyrenians. Shortages of…

How physicians used contact tracing 500 years ago to control the bubonic plague, by Samuel Cohn and Mona O’Brien

Contact tracing has been remarkably successful at helping contain the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea, Australia and Germany, as well…

South Africa’s gig drivers left alone at the wheel, writes Mohammad Amir Anwar

Drivers who use ride-hailing apps like Uber are getting little help from their companies and fall through the cracks of…

Local policing must adapt to cybercrime in the post-pandemic era, write Ben Collier, Shane Horgan, Richard Jones and Lynsay Shepherd

In a recent briefing paper on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for cybercrime policing in Scotland commissioned by the…

What the Spanish Flu can teach us about making face masks compulsory, writes Samuel Cohn

Should people be forced to wear face masks in public? That’s the question facing governments as more countries unwind their…

Homeschooling children with Additional Support Needs reveals the digital divide in Inclusive Digital Technologies, writes Paul Nisbet

Children and young people with disabilities or Additional Support Needs (ASN) and their families face particular challenges as a result…

COVID-19 exposes the limits of debt-driven capitalism, writes Emilios Avgouleas

Economies based on high levels of leverage are inherently fragile and with no inbuilt resilience to withstand even mild shocks…

India’s informal economy, gender-based violence, and mental health challenges demand crucial inspection, write Nandini Sen, Anusua Singh Roy, Jayanta Bhattacharya, and Subrata Shankar Bagchi

Blog series Part 1: Covid 19 – A Crucial Inspection by Nandini Sen and colleagues The effects of Covid-19 have…

How do we care about care homes, asks Niamh Woodier

Lloyd Rees, when discussing Australian modern art, argued that ‘the universal element in art, I feel, has often come from…

Community-led responses to COVID-19 are a matter of urgency in Syria, write Lisa Boden, Ann-Christin Wagner, Shaher Abdullateef and Anas Al Kaddour

People living in the Global North might argue that the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is the greatest existential threat to life…

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