Over the last few weeks, the PR and Media team have been working with academics to provide commentary on different aspects of coronavirus (Covid-19) across the regional, national and international media. Our academics have been offering expert opinions on epidemiology, historical comparisons and tips on how to get through the pandemic.
Read some of the examples below:
- Professor Giana Eckhardt and Dr Katharina Husemann, Department of Business and Management – How to embrace staying at home.
- Professor James McEvoy and Dr Shobana Dissanayeke, the Department of Biological Sciences – Homemade hand sanitiser recipes that could help protect against coronavirus
- Dr Jennifer Cole, the Department of Geography – Coronavirus: why changing human behaviour is the best defence in tackling the virus.
- Professor Rosie Meek, the Department of Law and Criminology – Coronavirus: why prison conditions can be a perfect storm for spreading disease.
- Dr Emmett Sullivan, the Department of History – interviewed on BBC Radio Surrey comparing the measures we’re seeing today with the measures taken during World War 2.
- Dr Thomas Stubbs, the Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy – Fighting coronavirus: it’s time to invest in Universal Public Health.
- PhD student, Kim Walker, the Department of Geography – No, cinchona bark is not a cure for coronavirus.
- Professor Simon Cutting, the Department of Biological Sciences, is collaborating with a group, developing mucosal vaccines for Covid-19; vaccines that can be administered orally or nasally.