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The COVID19 Pandemic: Impact on Thinking and Practice in some Key Sectors

The Bridge at Hughes Hall presents a series of four online panel and audience discussions.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted broadly on the ecosystems in which we are working, affecting knowledge, skills, mental health, relationships and other important aspects of our daily lives. In this event we take a cross-disciplinary look at how COVID-19 has impacted particularly on knowledge, skills and health and we ask a panel of experts to reflect on the following questions:

  • What have been the major impacts of COVID-19 in terms of knowledge or skill formation as well as health?
  • What are the main equity issues raised by COVID-19 within your area of research?
  • How has the system in which your work is embedded responded to the COVID-19 crisis to minimise its impacts on knowledge, skills or health?
  • What are the strategies in moving forward to make the system more resilient to Global Health challenges?
  • What are some of the key areas of research in moving forward?


  • Professor Tamsin Ford, Department of Psychiatry
  • Dr Caroline Trotter, Departments of Veterinary Medicine and Pathology
  • Professor Paul Tracey, Judge Business School
  • Professor Ricardo Sabates Aysa, Faculty of Education

The format will be a moderated panel discussion (30 minutes) where each panellist will introduce a question or sub-theme with a short address to which other panellists can respond with questions and comments that provide further insights. After the panel discussion, all people attending will join one of a range of breakout room with one of the panellists for further discussion (20 minutes) on their sub-theme. In the final plenary session, the outcome of the discussions in each breakout group will be shared to identify where intersections and opportunities for future research or impact may exist.

This meeting is open to both members and non members of Hughes Hall.

A recording of this event is available here.