Pearce delivers two lectures on UK team’s findings

Warren Pearce presented the UK teams chapter for the forthcoming CompCoRe edited volume, Socially-Distanced Science, first at the Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham on February 9 and then at the 3S Group (Science, Society & Sustainability), University of East Anglia on May 25. The chapter examines the imagined public within the UK’s scientific advice system to explain why the UK was one of the worst performers during the public health in terms of public health outcomes even though it was considered one of the most prepared nations for a pandemic before Covid-19.

Wilsdon invited to Independent SAGE meeting

UK Team’s James Wilsdon, a critic of UK’s Independent SAGE, was invited to the group’s briefing on May 6 as a guest. Wilsdon’s talk focused on the role of humility and openness in UK’s systemic advice system, asking why past lessons were forgotten. You can watch Wilsdon’s remarks here.

Monteiro presents findings at the Brazilian Association for Research in Social Science Annual Meeting

Marko Monteiro participated in a roundtable on the politics of responding to Covid 19 in Brazil, sanitary democracy and the right to health at at 2021 Meeting of the Brazilian Association for Research in Social Science (ANPOCS). The event was organized between October 19 and 27, 2021, and Monteiro’s paper, Covid 19 in Brazil: Controversies and the politics of expertise, explored the politics of expertise in Brazil in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. 
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