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What happens next? From exit strategies to local lockdowns, how our research is informing public health interventions.

About the webinar

Friday 17 July 2020

As communities around the globe exit from the coronavirus lockdown, you can learn more about how Warwick academics are informing the debate on the exit strategy. During this session the Provost, Professor Christine Ennew, will be joined by Dr Mike Tildesley - a member of the SPI-M group, the epidemiological modelling arm of the government’s influential SAGE committee and Warwick’s Zeeman Institute, - with Dr Oyinlola Oyebode, an expert in Public Health from Warwick Medical School. Learn more about the Institute for Global Pandemic Planning on our website or watch the first webinar of the series.

Host

Professor Chris EnnewProfessor Christine Ennew OBE

Provost

Professor Christine Ennew supports the Vice-Chancellor in the academic leadership of the University. A key aspect of her role is leading the development and delivery of the University’s academic strategy, ensuring that Warwick remains competitive and relevant within HE and beyond. She has a particular interest in the nature, growth and development of international higher education.


Speakers

Dr Oyinlola Oyebode
Dr Oyinlola Oyebode

Public Health Department, Warwick Medical School

Dr Oyinlola Oyebode did Natural Sciences as a first degree and completed a Neuroscience PhD before her move into Public Health. At Warwick Medical School she does epidemiological and public health research, focused on chronic disease risk-factors (nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol), and investigates the use of research evidence in public health policy and practice. Dr Oyebode will speak on the role of public health research and ethics in informing which interventions should be taken to support those communities most at risk as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Dr Mike Tildesley

Dr Mike Tildesley

Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Unit, The Zeeman Institute

Dr Mike Tildesley completed his undergraduate and PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge in 2003, before embarking upon a research career in infectious disease modelling. He joined Warwick’s Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER), which specialises in bringing sophisticated mathematics to challenges in biological sciences, in 2016. Mike has been extensively cited across national media platforms, including the BBC, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and is a member of the SPI-M group, the epidemiological modelling arm of the government’s influential SAGE committee. Mike is currently involved in modelling various exit strategies to inform government thinking, including the workplace model, along with the regular review of the R-rate and providing evidence for the impact of local lockdowns.


The Institute for Global Pandemic Planning: Developing a Warwick Response to Covid-19

About the webinar

Thursday 18 June 2020

Chaired by the University of Warwick’s Provost, Professor Christine Ennew, you will hear from two of the University's leading researchers in Behavioural Science and Public Health, who discuss the global response to Covid-19, the many lessons learnt, and how Warwick is best placed to lead a new research institute focused on preparing the world for future pandemics. Thank you to everyone who joined us on the day and submitted questions. Learn more about the Institute for Global Pandemic Planning on our website.

Host

Professor Chris EnnewProfessor Christine Ennew OBE

Provost

Professor Christine Ennew supports the Vice-Chancellor in the academic leadership of the University. A key aspect of her role is leading the development and delivery of the University’s academic strategy, ensuring that Warwick remains competitive and relevant within HE and beyond. She has a particular interest in the nature, growth and development of international higher education.


Speakers

Professor Nick Chater

Professor Nick Chater

Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School Professor

Nick Chater works on the cognitive and behavioural sciences, especially reasoning, decision making and language. He applies his experimental, computational and mathematical studies to public policy and the private sector. He has published more than 250 papers, and has won four national awards for psychological research. He has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review and Psychological Science, was elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2010 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2012. He is also on the advisory board of the Cabinet's Office's Behavioural Insight Team (BIT), popularly known as the 'Nudge Unit'.


Professor Noel McCarthy

Professor Noel McCarthy

Professor of Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control, Warwick Medical School

Based in Warwick Medical School, Professor Noel McCarthy leads the Populations, Evidence and Technologies Group, which includes the Communicable Disease Control, Evidence and Epidemiology research group (CDCE2). This is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Public Health England and Health Education England. He originally trained in medicine, statistics, and public health epidemiology, and his research is rooted in integrating bacterial population genetics into the public health epidemiology of human infectious disease. McCarthy has published extensively, and his wider work focuses on developing and applying quantitative and novel research methods to practical public health problems. His work has been cited in response to the government’s containment of Covid-19, particularly within the care home population of the UK.