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Learning from Lockdown : An Interdisciplinary Network Event

What can the lockdown teach us about interdisciplinary research where urban environments, behaviour, work, and energy concerns intersect?

The purpose of this event was to:

  1. Shed light on the lived experiences of Warwick researchers and sharing research lessons learnt from navigating the pandemic.

  2. Facilitate conversations and find synergies of interest which could lead to joint bidding on interdisciplinary research projects.

  3. Building interdisciplinary research networks for impact and meaningful collaboration.

Entitled Learning from Lockdown, this webinar explored :
  • Perception shifts as to the role and future patterns of work
  • Analysis of regional energy consumption and the impact on the decarbonisation agenda
  • Reflections on the ways societal expectations of urban environments are changing as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Programme details

10:00 - 10:10 Introduction and Welcome
10:00 - 10:10


Professor Michael Bradshaw

10:10 - 11:30 Presentations and Q&A
10:10 - 10: 30

Warwick’s Campus as a smart local energy system – lessons from lockdown

Joel Cardinal & Professor David Elmes

Energy GRP

10:30 - 10:50

Researching workplace mental health before and during the pandemic

Dr Maria Wishart

Productivity and the Futures of Work GRP

10:50 - 11:10

Adapting to lockdown and beyond: A behavioural perspective

Professor Nick Chater

Behaviour, Brain and Society GRP

11:10 - 11:30

The post-pandemic city: Bouncing back or a new normal ?

Professor Jon Coaffee

Sustainable Cities GRP

11:30 - 12 Panel Discussion

Future direction of research, the funding environment and pathways for collaboration.

An event delivered in collaboration with: