This hub showcases some leading examples of research, think-pieces and policy analysis across the full spectrum of the social sciences which contribute to understanding and tackling the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on society and economy.
The platform brings together a range of resources created by Academy Fellows and other distinguished social scientists and provides easy access to portals and hubs developed by universities, thinktanks, learned societies and other research institutions.
This is a dynamic project that will evolve over time. We’ll be growing and updating the content of the hub over the coming weeks and months.
Professor Jane Duckett FAcSS | How political science can help the COVID-19 response: Insights from a study of China
Professor Jane Duckett FBA FRSE FAcSS is Edward Caird Chair of Politics at Glasgow University and Director of the Scottish Centre for China Research. In this piece reflecting on China’s response to COVID-19, she argues that political science research is critical for effective policies to combat the virus in future. She highlights that such knowledge provides important insights into policy choices governments opt for and why, and what the socioeconomic as well as epidemiological impacts have been.
Professor Mike Bradshaw and Dr Caroline Kuzemko | COVID-19 and Energy System Transformation – the future in fast forward? Or old habits die hard?
Dr Thomas Hale | An immune system for the body politic: Using social science to control COVID-19
Chris Yiu | Contact tracing apps highlight bigger challenges with tech, trust and power
Decision Maker Panel | Social science provides an essential evidence base for the policy response to COVID-19
Tera Allas CBE FAcSS | Future-proofing fiscal stimulus for the post-COVID-19 world
Professor Louise Arseneault | Covid-19 and mental health: A window of opportunity for social science
Professor Jane Millar OBE | COVID-19 and social security – where now and what next?
Professor Anand Menon | Politics after the pandemic
Professor John Goddard OBE FAcSS and Des McNulty | Universities and the recovery of local communities from the COVID-19 crisis: A role for the social sciences
Professor Andrew Tatem FAcSS | Pandemic acceleration
Professor Steve Martin | We need an evidence based recovery from the coronavirus pandemic
Professor Kalwant Bhopal | Business as usual? Race, white privilege and COVID-19
Professor Stephen Reicher | Social solidarity and social cohesion: The headline story of COVID-19
Dr Chris Tyler and Dr Adam Cooper | Re-imagining science advice in a post-COVID-19 future
Professor Mary Daly FAcSS | COVID-19 in care homes: What happened and how should we go forward?
Andy Haldane FAcSS | Responding to COVID-19: Social capital and the social sector in the 21st century
Professor Anna Vignoles and Professor Simon Burgess | The COVID-19 crisis and educational inequality
Professor Susan Michie FAcSS and Michael Sanders | Managing the impact of COVID-19: The role of behavioural and social sciences
Professor Jonathan Portes | Economics and epidemiology in the time of COVID-19
Professor Geoff Mulgan CBE | Social Science and social imagination
The perspectives expressed in these articles represent the independent views of the authors, and as such they do not represent the views of the Academy or its Campaign for Social Science.