Covid-19 bite-sized lectures

About the Covid-19 public lecture series

Professor Rachel Norman, Dean for Research Engagement and Performance, University of Stirling For most of us, Covid-19 has come out of the blue and impacted our lives in ways which would have been unimaginable a few months ago. Immediate concerns in the first few weeks of the outbreak were around medical solutions to the disease:

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Tackling two global pandemics

Dr Rachel Crockett, Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling In the latest bite-sized lecture, Dr Rachel Crockett considers the role of behaviour in understanding how both #Covid-19 the global obesity pandemic might be tackled. Watch the lecture online or read the transcript below. Hello. I am Rachel Crockett and I am

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Pan-technology in and out of lockdown

Dr Andrew Hass, Reader in Religion, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling In the latest Covid-19 bite-sized lecture, Dr Andrew Hass explores how coronavirus has shifted the way we view, understand and engage with technology, and what this means for how we understand religion in an increasingly non-religious context. Watch the lecture online

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Covid-19 and transport

Professor Iain Docherty, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Stirling With the world’s response to lockdown changing the way we work, interact and move about, the impact on the UK’s transport sector has been substantial. Professor Iain Docherty looks at some of the key trends in a Covid-19 bite-sized lecture. Watch the lecture online or

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COVID-19 and the sense of smell

Professor S. Craig Roberts, Professor of Social Psychology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling A loss of sense of smell and taste is a particular symptom of COVID-19. Professor Craig Roberts explores the issue further in a COVID-19 bite-sized lecture. Watch the lecture online or read the transcript below. Hello and thank you for

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Queer(y)ing Corona

Dr Peter Mathews, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Dr Peter Matthews discusses the differing experiences of the coronavirus pandemic among LGBT people, in the latest COVID-19 bite-sized lecture. Watch the lecture online or read the transcript below. Hi, I’m Dr. Peter Matthews, a senior lecturer in social policy

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Creative and Cultural Industries and COVID-19

Dr Katherine Champion, Lecturer in Media and Communications, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling COVID-19 has caused enormous disruption to Creative and Cultural Industries around the world. Katherine Champion looks at the dynamics of this disruption, and explores how the sector has responded to the challenges presented by the virus. Watch her lecture

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COVID-19 and home working

Professor Abigail Marks, Professor of Work and Employment, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling Abigail Marks explores the impact that COVID-19 has had on patterns of home working, and what this might mean for the future of home working practices. Watch the lecture online or read the transcript below. Hello. I am Abigail Marks and

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COVID-19 and Government Communication

Dr Alenka Jelen-Sanchez, Senior Lecturer in Public Relations, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling Communications from government have been a daily feature of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Alenka Jelen-Sanchez looks at some of the key considerations and compares the approaches taken by the UK and Scottish Governments. Watch the lecture online or read

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Managed Alcohol Programmes and COVID-19

Dr Hannah Carver, Lecturer in Substance Use, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Hannah Carver explores how Managed Alcohol Programmes can play a role in supporting homeless people during the current coronavirus pandemic. Watch the lecture online or read the transcript below. Hello, my name is Hannah Carver and I’m a lecturer in substance

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Herd immunity, “R” and COVID-19

Professor Rachel Norman and Dr Andy Hoyle, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling In the second of a two part lecture on COVID-19 and mathematical modelling, Professor Rachel Norman and Dr Andy Hoyle explore the theory behind the “R” number, what’s this means, and the role that super spreaders and herd immunity play in

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Mathematical models of COVID-19: flattening the curve

Professor Rachel Norman and Dr Andy Hoyle, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling In the first of a two part lecture on COVID-19 and mathematical modelling, Professor Rachel Norman and Dr Andy Hoyle explore the role that mathematical modelling can plan in responding to epidemics, and how data from modelling can support efforts to

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COVID-19 and the climate crisis

Dr Jens-Arne Subke, Associate Professor in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling   The COVID-lockdown has changed the way we behave, with massive reductions in travel and other carbon-intensive activities. But what does the data reveal about the impact of this behaviour change on carbon emissions? Dr Jens-Arne Subke looks

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Bats and COVID-19

Professor Kirsty Park, Professor of Conservation Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling Professor Kirsty Park examines the role that bats may have played in the COVID-19 pandemic, and explains why it’s important that bats do not become a scapegoat in our efforts to control coronavirus. The virtual lecture is available to watch online,

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Nutrition and COVID-19

Dr Nidia Rodríguez-Sánchez, Lecturer in Physiology and Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling What role does nutrition play in supporting our immune system, and what impact is the current pandemic having on our nutrition? Dr Nidia Rodríguez-Sánchez explores some of the key issues in our COVID-19 bite-sized lecture available to watch

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Technology, social connectedness and COVID-19

Dr Louise McCabe, Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Technology has an important role to play in enabling supporting social connectedness, particularly in the context of COVID-19. Dr Louise McCabe, Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies, explores the issue in a bite-sized lecture, available to watch online, together with the

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COVID-19, gender and care

Professor Kirstein Rummery, Professor in Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling Professor Kirstein Rummery Explores the relationship between COVID-19, gender, and caring responsibilities. The virtual lecture is available to watch online, and a transcript is provided below. I’m Professor Kirstein Rummery, and I am going to talk to you

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Social distancing during epidemics: studies using simulations and games

Dr Savi Maharaj, Lecturer in Computing Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling Dr Savi Maharaj discuses the role that social distancing plays in responding to epidemics, using studies using simulations and games. The virtual lecture is available to watch online, and a transcript is provided below. Thank you for joining to listen to my

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COVID-19 and Food Security

Professor Rachel Norman, Chair in Food Security & Sustainability, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling Professor Rachel Normal discuses how COVID-19 is impacting food security. The virtual lecture is available to watch online, and a transcript is provided below. Hello. My name’s Rachel Norman, and I’m Chair of Food Security and Sustainability at the

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COVID-19 and Physical Activity

Dr Gemma Ryde, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling In the second installment of the University’s COVID-19 bitesize lecture series, Dr Gemma Ryde explores the impact of COVID-19 on pysical activiy and exercise. The virtual lecture is available to watch online, and a transcript is provided below. My name is Gemma Ryde,

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Retailing, Shopping, and Covid-19

Professor Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies, Institute for Retail Studies, Stirling Management School In the first installment of the University’s Covid-19 bitesize lecture series, Professor Leigh Sparks discuses the impact of Covid-19 on retail and shopping. The virtual lecture is available to watch online, and a transcript is provided below. We’ll talk today about

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