Chaired by Dr Tolu Oni and Professor Nick Wareham
In an academic community such as ours we view things through different lenses, whether academic discipline, agenda, position in social hierarchy or formal role in society.
At this kick-off event we invite you to reflect how COVID-19 has affected you from the point of view of your research, or your personal position or role in society.
Contributions (5 minutes each)
Setting the scene
Professor James Wood. Insights into the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic from understanding the ecology of zoonotic viruses in African fruit bats.
How have “we” responded?
Understanding the disease
Professor Gordon Dougan
Will there be a vaccine?
In the University
Professor Stephen Baker
Establishing a screening facility at Cambridge University.
In the Intensive Care Unit
Dr Virginia Newcombe
Life in a COVID-19 ward in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
In Public Health England
Professor Aliko Ahmed (Public health physician, epidemiologist and health strategist)
Reflections on health inequalities.
In our minds
Professor Peter Jones
Covid-19 and mental health
In our county
Dustin McWherter (Cambridgeshire County Council)
In the world
Dr Devika Dixit (Consultant for UN HQ and WFP, formerly at WHO)
Dr Steve Evans
Planning for a resilient future
Q&A from the audience
Optional breakout session
We hope you stay online for a final 20 minutes in a breakout rooms:
- Who is here?
- What are your interests in global health?
- What would you like the hub to do for you?
- What would the ideal format of these events be?
- Ideas for new (non-COVID) events?