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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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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