In March, POST launched the Covid-19 outbreak expert database, inviting anyone who wanted to support Parliament in its work, and had expertise in COVID-19 and/or its impacts to sign up. In April, more than 1,100 experts on this database – including a number of BU researchers – responded to POST’s survey, asking for their immediate, short, medium and long term concerns relating to COVID-19 and its impacts.
All 15 reports arising from this survey have now been published, and you can read them here:
- Economy and finance
- Business and trade
- Work and employment
- Virology, immunology and epidemiology
- Research and innovation
- Health and social care system
- Public health
- International affairs
- Law and human rights
- Society and community
- Media and communications
- Crime, justice and policing
POST will also be publishing a report summarising what data or information the experts want to see the UK Government release relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The following BU researchers were among those responding to the survey: Professor Katherine Appleton; Dr Emily Arden-Close; Professor Christopher Hartwell; Professor Ann Hemingway; Dr Sarah Hodge; Dr John Oliver; Dr Karen Thompson; Dr John McAlaney; Professor Lee Miles; Dr Andy Pulman and Professor Barry Richards.