Tackling Root Causes Upstream of Unhealthy Urban Development (TRUUD)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Social Medicine

Abstract

Our overarching research question is: How might prevention of risk factors causing Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) be considered and fully incorporated into urban planning and development in the UK?

Context: Poor quality urban environments are important contributors to Non-Communicable Diseases such as lung and heart disease, diabetes and mental health problems. This is because they are associated with critical risk factors - including air pollution, noise, lack of physical activity, lack of green space, and obesity. Therefore, one way of preventing these future major chronic health problems is to go "upstream" and improve the urban environment so that it encourages healthy behaviours and reduces adverse risks. However, urban planning and development is a complex system of actors and processes operating over multiple layers of governance. . The driving force in urban planning and development are now the large private sector actors, particularly landowners, investors and developers. Narrow valuation mechanisms and short-term horizons are a central challenge as they do not factor in long-term health. Urban planning faces "super wicked" problems too - where "those who are in the best position to address the problem are not only those who caused it, but also those with the least immediate incentive to act".

Researching these complex systems requires: consideration of whole and interconnected systems; clear visualisation and analysis; effective engagement and 'co-production' with a wide range of stakeholders, including public, private, third sector as well academia and the lay public.

Applications: We aim to transform urban planning and development systems so that health and health inequalities are valued and integrated at each of the main roots of core decision-making. We will develop with urban development decision-makers at city, combined authority and national level interventions and methods for realigning the system for healthier public and private sector operations. The intervention has three components: evidence of health impact including economic valuation; opportunities for change; community-led creative arts media communicating health inequalities. We will identify the best leverage points for introducing the intervention.

We anticipate a range of applications for the evidence and associated tools. They will provide measurable evidence of health impacts to be used in multiple ways including: local and national planning policy; local development management and planning permissions; cost-benefit analysis on infrastructure and other investment decision-making; and policy or legal mechanisms for re-aligning corporate governance towards long-term health outcomes. For example, we will seek to influence and introduce evidence on health impacts of urban planning into the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment, which determines what land is to be developed.

Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries of this kind of whole system approach include: a) decision-makers by improving the quality of what they offer (e.g. local government will benefit politically by evidencing societal benefit; progressive investors and developers gain commercially by differentiating their 'product'); b) in the medium to longer term, urban and rural populations should be positively affected by better urban environments (e.g. reduced air pollution, better quality green infrastructure, improved physical environment); and c) taxpayers and central government over the long term due to decreased health burden on the NHS and increased levels of productivity.

Technical Summary

There is a clear need to address the quality of urban environments and developments to prevent risk factors (air pollution, noise, lack of green space, physical inactivity, obesogenic food 'deserts) that cause Non-Communicable Diseases.
Our vision is of urban development systems where health is a priority for those who make the key decisions, focusing in particular on control of land, finance and the development process.
Our primary objectives are to: (WP1) map and understand urban systems; (WP2) develop and model the health impacts resulting from changes in decision-making; (WP3) co-produce the intervention and assess corporate governance models; (WP4) develop meaningful and effective ways of involving the lay public in upstream decision making; (WP5) conduct extensive knowledge exchange through workshops, conferences, films, and images and community practitioners; (WP6) develop a meta-research evaluation framework.
Theory of change: By co-producing evidence and ways of integrating health at key tipping points in the planning process - we expect to change attitudes, decisions, and behaviours in the short-term and change policies, practice, adoption of project outputs (medium to long term).
Lines of research and methods: Transdisciplinary research utilizing multiple methods from social science, law, management, systems engineering, and health economics. We will collect qualitative data; co-produce interventions; and undertake actor/network/socio-legal analysis, corporate characterization, and systems mapping and problem structuring.
Plans for user engagement We will undertake multiple focus groups, four annual workshops and three industry workshops, and embed two full time researchers at our partner city and combined authority.
Applications: The evidence and associated tools on valuing health will be applied in local development management; local and national cost-benefit analysis on infrastructure and other investment decision-making.

This grant is funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) which is administered by the Medical Research Council on behalf of the UKPRP's 12 funding partners: British Heart Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Economic and Social Research Council; Health and Social Care Research and Development Division, Welsh Government; Health and Social Care Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; Medical Research Council; Natural Environment Research Council; National Institute for Health Research; The Health Foundation; The Wellcome Trust.

Planned Impact

Our proposal is based fundamentally on co-production. We will undertake three rounds of data gathering and testing of a three component intervention involving >200 interviews and 18 focus groups. We will ensure substantial lay public engagement via training provision, membership on our External Advisory Board, and production of community-led creative media. We plan four large annual stakeholder conferences, three industry conferences and targeted engagement with Parliamentarians through relevant All Parliamentary Party Groups (APPGs): e.g. Corporate Governance; Future Generations; Health in all Policies; Housing and Planning; Land Value Capture; New Towns. We also propose to embed researchers within two significant case study urban regions, both of which are members in the Core Cities network, which represents the nine largest cities in the UK. Our industry workshops will be co-delivered and outputs co-authored with four of the UK's most active industry and professional membership bodies in real estate, planning, and sustainable building construction. Our research team brings together a wide range of disciplines through active and newly collaborative partnerships and will result in new methods being developed and adopted.

Our research team already has well-established relationships with key institutions across the urban development systems, as shown by our letters of support. These include local governments, national government, industry membership bodies, professional membership bodies, private sector investors and developers and major consultancies, agents, NGOs and think tanks. We will continue to build relationships with users and expect user engagement will evolve as new opportunities emerge. Using our established contacts, our research proposal has been developed through an intensive programme of meetings with cabinet members, officers, developer/investor partners and a range of key industry and professional membership bodies.

The beneficiaries of our approach will include: a) key decision-makers improving the quality of what they offer (e.g. local government benefit politically by evidencing societal benefit; progressive investors and developers gain commercially by differentiating their 'product'); b) in the medium to longer term, urban and rural populations should be positively affected by better urban environments (e.g. reduced air pollution, better quality green infrastructure, improved housing); and c) taxpayers and central government over the long term due to decreased health burden on the NHS and increased levels of productivity, which is the primary focus of the current Industrial Strategy).

Our focus on 'root-cause' decision-making far upstream ensures population-level interventions that are large-scale, generalisable and implementable, and the focus on valuation and co-production should ensure their efficacy and adoption. It is via these combined activities that: a) users will have excellent understanding of and access to researchers; b) our findings will be communicated very widely across a range of real world practitioners; c) our research will be mutually beneficial to policy-makers and implementers and d) will have significantly increased visibility.

Our goal is that evidence on health impacts will be incorporated into decision-makers thinking and consideration for urban planning and development. We will evaluate this during the award period -and should our research strategy and impact plan prove effective, investment in activities that impact on NCD prevention will follow.

We have intentionally recruited senior experts and representatives from across the UK's city regions and devolved nations so that we can understand how impactful solutions could be delivered at scale across the UK, and exploring this will be a central part of our impact planning and testing.

Publications

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Title TRUUD Overview Video 
Description A video introducing the vision and main aims of TRUUD 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This video has been posted on the study website and on Twitter and is being shared widely with potential participants and collaborators to help them understand what the research is about and what we are trying to achieve 
URL http://truud.ac.uk
 
Title TRUUD embedded researcher role at Bristol City Council (Anna Le Gouais) 
Description A short video about the TRUUD embedded researcher role at Bristol City Council. This video was entered into the University of Bristol Early Career Researcher competition: Research that makes a difference - 5 minute tales from early career researchers. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Clearly communicates aims, method and desired outcomes. 
URL https://vimeo.com/606410745
 
Description Health Impact Assessment for local government Regeneration Framework
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Researcher-in-Residence - promoting consideration of health and wellbeing in urban development
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Researcher-in-Residence seconded into Bristol City Council 
Organisation Bristol City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am an embedded researcher with Bristol City Council, working 2.5 days/week, as part of the TRUUD project. I contribute to the regeneration project and link with different council teams related to environmental determinants of health.
Collaborator Contribution They allow me to observe meetings and events that are relevant to the TRUUD research to learn about decision-making for urban development. They have provided me with a laptop and access to council offices to work in. This enables me to conduct ethnographic observations for my research.
Impact Contribution to new or Improved professional practice - Researcher-in-Residence - promoting consideration of health and wellbeing in urban development (2021) Contribution to new or Improved professional practice - Health Impact Assessment for local government Regeneration framework.
Start Year 2020
 
Description 17th International Conference on Urban Health 2021 - presentation by Daniel Black on TRUUD & UPSTREAM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation delivered on TRUUD and UPSTREAM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Focus Week: Covid-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1 week online conference during which TRUUD members gave 2 presentations on: 'Interdisciplinarity in Health Research' and 'Impact of Policy and Practice'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Gabriel Scally media appearances 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Gabriel Scally is a member of Independent Sage, a group of scientists who are working together to provide independent scientific advice to the UK government and public on how to minimise deaths and support Britain's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Since April 2020, Prof. Gabriel Scally has made over 200 media appearances and contributions spanning across television, radio and print media both in the UK and internationally. He has made appearances on media channels such as BBC, Sky, and ITV, as well as writing articles for publications such as The Guardian, Irish Examiner and The Independent. He has spoken on a range of COVID related topics, including government response to the pandemic, travel restrictions and changes to wider restrictions relating to self-isolation and business operation. He has contributed to more than 30 reports as part of Independent Sage, as well as answering questions relating to the science, from the public, journalists and broadcasters across a whole range of topics.

July 2021

Times of India. England lifts Covid curbs as scientists warn of surge in cases. Professor Gabriel Scally.
19 July 2021

Kronen. Corona rules fall-Johnson starts quarantine in "Freedom Day". Professor Gabriel Scally.
19 July 2021

The Thaiger. All Covid restrictions lifted in England as experts warn of disastrous consequences. Professor Gabriel Scally.
19 July 2021

Japan Today. England lifts COVID restrictions as scientists warn of surge in cases. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 July 2021

MailOnline. A third of Britons plan to ditch their masks on Freedom Day, but should YOU? A growing number experts say we ought to keep them - even if we are double-jabbed and don't legally have to. Professor Gabriel Scally.
17 July 2021

BBC Radio 5 Live Stephan Nolan [listen at 28:00 in]. Government conducting a dangerous and unethical experiment says letter published in The Lancet. Professor Gabriel Scally.
16 July 2021

Sky News. Covid travel - this isn't a summer for travel abroad - we need to get vaccination up and case numbers down and holiday nearer to home. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 July 2021

The Guardian. NHS hospitals forced to cancel operations again by unfolding third wave. Professor Gabriel Scally.
8 July 2021

MailOnline. Unlocking on July 19 is a 'dangerous and unethical experiment', warn 122 scientists and doctors. Professors Gabriel Scally and Colin Davis.
7 July 2021


June 2021

Irish Examiner. 443 Covid cases as 'race between virus and vaccine' continues. Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 June 2021

ITV Good Morning Britain, BristolLive. The UK is 'still in a dangerous situation' as we're still in a 'race between the virus and the vaccine' and 'this is not the year' for holidays. Professor Gabriel Scally.
25 June 2021

Independent. Daily UK Covid cases rise by almost 40% in 24 hours. Professor Gabriel Scally.
24 June 2021

RTE Radio. Fully vaccinated people should be allowed to travel. Professor Gabriel Scally.
23 June 2021

Newstalk. Travel restrictions are 'how we keep ourselves safe' - for next few years. Professor Gabriel Scally.
22 June 2021

LBC. What will life be like after July 19? Professor Gabriel Scally.
17 June 2021

Irish Examiner. Two vaccine doses. Professor Gabriel Scally.
17 June 2021

Heart Bristol. Rise in Covid cases is being mostly driven by younger people who have not been able to have the jab. Professor Gabriel Scally.
17 June 2021

MailOnline. Britain's daily Covid cases hit 9,000 for the first time since February. Professor Gabriel Scally.
16 June 2021

MailOnline. Covid will last FOREVER and we need to live with it like flu. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 June 2021

RTE. Covid-19 variants increasing ability to dodge vaccines. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 June 2021

The New York Times. 'Freedom Day' for England is looking like a mirage. Professor Gabriel Scally.
11 June 2021

Sky News. If you don't get ahead of this COVID-19 virus, it will get ahead of you and getting find test trace isolate and support working properly is vital. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 June 2021

Sky News. Local or national lockdowns should be unnecessary if we do the shoe-leather public health work in and with communities and suppress the virus. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 June 2021


May 2021

Sky News. Health of the population just as valuable as the economy. Professor Gabriel Scally.
28 May 2021

Mail Online. Tokyo Olympics looking even more likely to have NO fans at all after Japan extends state of emergencies but chiefs remain insistent Games will go on despite Covid ravaging country. Professor Gabriel Scally.
28 May 2021

Sky News. The UK Government had no spirit of openness and transparency. Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 May 2021

Sky News. Tens of thousands of UK lives were indeed lost because of poor handling of the pandemic. Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 May 2021

Sky News. Dominic Cummings: Herd immunity, secret science, public health input. Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 May 2021

Independent. Scientists react with dismay to 'astonishing' lack of communication over new Covid advice. Professor Gabriel Scally/
26 May 2021

MailOnline. You're just creating a big melting pot. Professor Gabriel Scally.
25 May 2021

The Guardian Opinion. Blaming the unvaccinated for Covid's spread won't help stop the virus. Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 May 2021

BBC News. NHS Test and Trace system failed to pass contact details to local authorities and their public health teams. Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 May 2021

BBC News 24. Indian variant impact and a plan is needed now about how the pandemic is handled in England going forward. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 May 2021

Sky News. International travel and a good quarantine system at the UK borders is absolutely essential. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 May 2021

LBC Radio. PM's handling of Indian variant 'unsurprisingly dreadful. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 May 2021

The Sun. Doctors in India detect potential new Covid symptoms. Professor Gabriel Scally.
17 May 2021

Tobacco Factory TV. People should not to listen to the nonsense about vaccines, and concerns about the Indian Covid-19 variant. Professor Gabriel Scally.
17 May 2021

LBC. 'It's too grand a gesture to delay roadmap for Indian Covid variant. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 May 2021

MailOnline, Daily Express. Lockdown end on June 21 faces 'possible delay' as Indian Covid variant spreads in UK. Professor Gabriel Scally.
13 May 2021

MailOnline. Proof vaccines still work against the Indian variant? Professor Gabriel Scally.
12 May 2021

The Guardian. So you've had your Covid jab. What can you safely do now? Professors Adam Finn, Gabriel Scally and Dr Nilufar Ahmed.
1 May 2021


April 2021

Sky News. Passengers on a flight from India to Hong Kong test positive for COVID-19. Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 April 2021

The Times [behind a paywall]. Don't limit Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Ireland to the over-60s. Professor Gabriel Scally.
24 April 2021

BristolLive. Bristol health expert warns holiday destinations could be 'mixing pots' for Covid. Professor Gabriel Scally.
21 April 2021

BBC World Service, Capital Public Radio. Intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines should be lifted. Professor Gabriel Scally.
21 April 2021

Daily Mirror. More than 100 fake Covid certificates caught at border each day as variant fears grow. Professor Gabriel Scally.
21 April 2021

The Sun. Cases of Indian Covid variant in UK '10 to 20 times HIGHER than reported' amid fears lateral flow tests won't detect it. Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 April 2021

Guardian Opinion. The world needs a patent waiver on Covid vaccines. Why is the UK blocking it? Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 April 2021

Newstalk. Extending the interval between coronavirus vaccines is 'extremely logical'. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 April 2021

Common Dreams. Covid-19 Death Toll Tops 3 Million, Bolstering Call for #PeoplesVaccine. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 April 2021

Independent. London may need restrictions for 'longer' as new variant clusters emerge, warn scientists. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 April 2021

The Guardian. Surge testing may not be enough to curb Covid variants in UK, say scientists. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 April 2021

MailOnline. Why nations relying on China's Covid vaccines are at risk of the disease resurging. Professor Gabriel Scally.
12 April 2021
Business Post [behind a paywall]. Irish people under 30 should not be given AstraZeneca vaccine, epidemiologist says. Professor Gabriel Scally.
12 April 2021

HuffPost. Why there's still a third wave risk, despite vaccine progress. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 April 2021

Newstalk, Newstalk online. 'I certainly think it should be considered' on alternative to Astrazeneca for under 30's. Professor Gabriel Scally.
7 April 2021

Newstalk Breakfast. Ireland 'should have a full quarantine system for everyone'. Professor Gabriel Scally.
6 April 2021

MailOnline. 'Prof Lockdown' warns AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine is 'vulnerable' to South African variant as he calls for tougher border controls with Europe where mutant strain is spreading. Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 April 2021

The Guardian, MailOnline, MSN News. UK's Covid traffic light travel plan too simplistic, say scientists. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 April 2021

The Guardian. Boris Johnson prepares to outline tests for restart of foreign travel. Professor Gabriel Scally.
2 April 2021

Independent. Experts fear new biodefence agency will neglect health priorities. Professor Gabriel Scally.
2 April 2021


March 2021

The Guardian. Schools: ventilation and testing will be key in England's 'big bang' reopening. Professor Caroline Relton and Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 March 2021

BBC Radio Bristol news bulletin. Matt Hancock pays tribute to AvonCAP study that has found Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines 'highly effective' at preventing hospital admissions in over-80s. Professor Adam Finn, Dr Catherine Hyams, Dr Leon Danon and Dr Robin Marlow.
5 March 2021

TES. School openings 'not safe' in third of areas. Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 March 2021

The Guardian opinion. England's foolish quarantine system offers little protection against Covid variants. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 March 2021

Irish Independent. Professor Gabriel Scally backs mask wearing for primary pupils. Professor Gabriel Scally.
3 March 2021

February 2021

Times Radio Breakfast [listen at 03:43:42 in]. Lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 February 2021

The Guardian. Concerns grow as UK Covid testing labs scaled back before even opening. Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 February 2021

WLR FM. Covid-10 and quarantine hotels. Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 February 2021

MailOnline. MPs call for parts of England with smallest Covid outbreaks to be allowed out of lockdown sooner. Professor Gabriel Scally.
24 February 2021

News Statesman. Why it's not too late for the UK to pursue a zero-Covid strategy. Professor Gabriel Scally.
23 February 2021

newstalk. Time for Taoiseach to open talks on buying vaccine from the UK. Professor Gabriel Scally.
23 February 2021

Sky News. How should the the country ease out of lockdown? Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 February 2021

ITV Good Morning Britain. What is the roadmap out of lockdown? Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 February 2021.

MailOnline. Was Britain doomed to have the worst Covid toll because we're 'too old and fat'? Professor Gabriel Scally.
13 February 2021

newstalk. COVID-19 plan should focus on 'dealing with the virus, not reopening things'. Professor Gabriel Scally.
10 February 2021

The Guardian. Calls for sweeping border curbs to protect UK against new Covid variants. Professor Gabriel Scally.
8 February 2021

Sky News. Derby-based company to produce 20 million rapid result coronavirus tests. Professor Gabriel Scally.
8 February 2021

Mirror, International Business Times. New report suggests 74,000 UK kids have already suffered from Long Covid. Professor Gabriel Scally.
7 February 2021

newstalk The Pat Kenny Show. Should we be more active in the vaccine market to increase our supply? Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 February 2021

RTÉ Radio 1 Drivetime. New vaccine trial that will determine the effectiveness of mixing Covid vaccines. Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 February 2021

Bristol Live. What Bristol experts say about mutated coronavirus variants and impact on vaccine. Professor Adam Finn, Dr Andrew Davidson and Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 February 2021

Sky News. Mixing COVID-19 vaccine doses - the subject of a new trial - could make them more effective. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 February 2021

ITV Good Morning Britain. Vaccine rollout is progressing so well because it is being managed by the NHS. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 February 2021

MailOnline. Premier League asks for clarity as FIFA stays SILENT on rules governing international call ups to high-risk Covid countries for World Cup qualifiers. Professor Gabriel Scally.
3 February 2021

BBC Radio 5 Live Your Call [listen at 03: 42 in]. Mass testing in eight postcodes around England linked to coronavirus SA variant. Professor Gabriel Scally.
2 February 2021

HuffPost. How mass Covid testing of 80,000 people will work. Professor Gabriel Scally.
Professor Gabriel Scally

The Guardian. Thousands in England to be tested in 'sprint' to halt South African Covid variant. Professor Gabriel Scally.
1 February 2021

The Guardian. What we know about the South African variant of Covid. Professor Gabriel Scally.
1 February 2021

January 2021

The Guardian. Everyday Covid mistakes we are all still making. Professors Lucy Yardley and Gabriel Scally.
29 January 2021

The Guardian Comment. The UK's half-baked Covid travel quarantine scheme will not work. Professor Gabriel Scally.
28 January 2021

BBC Radio Somerset. What is the case for school staff in special schools to be vaccinated for Covid? Professor Gabriel Scally.
28 January 2021

Times India Post. Boris Johnson faces down furious Labour over 'ineffective' hotel quarantine measures. Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 January 2021

NPR (National Public Radio), BBC World Service. Britain, which has one of the highest per-capita fatality rates in the World has now exceeded 100,000 deaths. Was the country too slow to impose lockdowns? Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 January 2021

The Guardian. UK Covid hotel quarantine system to target travellers from high-risk areas. Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 January 2021

BBC Radio 5 Live Colin Murray [listen at 12:35 in]. How feasible is it to compare the number of people in the UK who have lost their lives to Covid-19 with other countries around the world? Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 January 20201

Independent. 'This was absolutely avoidable': How the UK lost 100,000 lives to Covid-19. Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 January 2021

Heart Bristol. Covid-19 quarantine hotels amid concerns about new Covid variants. Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 January 2021

The Guardian. Johnson being urged to impose blanket Covid border controls. Professor Gabriel Scally.
24 January 2021

BBC Radio 5 Live Sunday Breakfast [listen at 1:06:17 in]. What 'managed isolation' would do for us in keeping Covid-19 variants out of Britain and Ireland. Professor Gabriel Scally.
24 January 2021

BBC Radio 4 The World Tonight [listen at 22:07 in]. Data suggests UK variant 'may be more deadly' and transmissible. Professor Gabriel Scally.
22 January 2021

newstalk. Island of Ireland could be COVID-free if we put politics aside. Professor Gabriel Scally.
22 January 2021

The Guardian, The Irish Times, Independent. New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson. Professor Gabriel Scally.
22 January 2021

Heart radio. Will the country be able to ease lockdown rules by Easter? Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 January 2021

LBC Radio. Easing of covid lockdown and when it should happen. Professor Gabriel Scally.
19 January 2021

newstalk. Lack of mandatory travel quarantine in Ireland is 'really, really bad news'. Professor Gabriel Scally.
19 January 2021

Daily Mirror. Teachers and school staff must be vaccinated before school returns, scientists demand. Professor Gabriel Scally.
16 January 2021

BBC Radio 5 Live Stephen Nolan [listen at 22:11 in]. UK to close travel corridors from Monday. Should this have happened sooner? Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 January 2021

The Telegraph. Calls mount for tighter border controls amid concerns of a 'gaping hole' in UK pandemic response. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 January 2021

DublinLive. Ireland lockdown: Schools 'very unlikely' to reopen in February. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 January 2021

MailOnline. 'If football is shut down because of this we know where the fault lies...' Experts demand action over Covid rule-breakers after players flagrantly ignore new rules to avoid hugs. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 January 2021

ITV Good Morning Britain. Are we vaccinating the wrong people? Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 January 2021

Newstalk. Schools reopening in early February 'very unlikely'. How long will it be before the lockdown has an impact? Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 January 2021

BBC Radio 5 Live with Chris Warburton [listen at 19:15 in]. Professor Gabriel Scally.
13 January 2021

The Guardian, Yahoo! News. UK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one day. Professor Gabriel Scally.
13 January 2021

inews. Britain's colossal failure to tackle Covid-19 began not in 2020, but a decade ago. Professor Gabriel Scally.
12 January 2021

The Guardian: Opinion. England's crisis can't be blamed on the new Covid variant alone. Professor Gabriel Scally.
12 January 2021

Newstalk. Ireland's "open door" policy to travel curtailing efforts to reduce COVID-19 surge. Professor Gabriel Scally.
10 January 2021

Daily Mirror. Giving Covid vaccine to elderly will do little to stop spread, scientist warns. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 January 2021

The Sun. Can we really vaccinate our way out of this Covid hell? Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 January 2021

Daily Mail. Has Britain got ANY chance of vaccinating 13m by mid-February? Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 January 2021

BBC News. Actions they must take during lockdown to get the virus under control. Lockdowns alone are just not enough to keep us safe. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 January 2021

Sky News. The UK's Covid testing system is "totally inadequate", and does not align with international guidance.Professor Gabriel Scally.
3 January 2021

Sky News. We need a full lockdown, schools need to stay closed and be made safer and, we still need a proper find, test, trace, isolate and support system. Professor Gabriel Scally.
1 January 2021

The Times [behind a paywall]. Ministers had been warned to prepare for a pandemic. Professor Gabriel Scally.
1 January 2021

December 2020

MailOnline, nation.lk. Coronavirus UK: Britain will need lockdowns until summer 2021 even with vaccines, scientists warn. Professor Gabriel Scally.
31 December 2020

Daily Business. Alert for St James as consumers shun shops. Professor Gabriel Scally.
31 December 2020

Independent. Government indecision is the UK's greatest health threat. Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 December 2020

The Guardian. Easing rules a big error, say experts. Professor Gabriel Scally.
16 December 2020

MailOnline. UK's Christmas is NOT cancelled as ministers 'bubbles' WILL go ahead in England. Professor Gabriel Scally.
16 December 2020

LBC News. Assessment of what we know and where we are for celebrating Christmas? Professor Gabriel Scally.
16 December 2020

Belfast Telegraph. Confused by all the coronavirus rules? Here's what you can and can't do. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 December 2020

The Guardian. 'Kamikaze': the experts urging UK to rethink Christmas Covid rules. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 December 2020

The Guardian. England's Covid test and trace relying on inexperienced and poorly trained staff. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 December 2020

ITV Good Morning Britain, BristolLive. Bristol expert on Good Morning Britain shares five simple tips for keeping family safe at Christmas. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 December 2020

The Guardian. England's Covid test and trace relying on inexperienced and poorly trained staff. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 December 2020

LBC Radio. Government advice on gathering over Christmas should be ignored. Professor Gabriel Scally.
12 December 2020

BBC News 24. Is the Tier system for Covid the best correct approach to take? Professor Gabriel Scally.
11 December 2020

Head Topics Ireland. Coronavirus: 310 more cases as school detections rise by 60%. Professor Gabriel Scally.
10 December 2020

Newstalk. Today is a great day as the Covid-19 vaccine immunisation programme rolls out. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 December 2020

The Guardian. Put London in tier 3 Covid restrictions within 48 hours, expert says. Professor Gabriel Scally.
8 December 2020

Newstalk, RTE Radio 1. Safety has not been cut short. Professor Gabriel Scally.
2 December 2020

November 2020

BBC Radio 4. For the sake of our wellbeing, should we give Christmas a miss? Professor Gabriel Scally.
30 November 2020

The Guardian. Scientists ask to see evidence behind relaxing UK's Christmas Covid rules. Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 November 2020

The Guardian. Coronavirus: tips for a safer Christmas. Professor Lucy Yardley and Professor Gabriel Scally.
25 November 2020

The Sun. How to have a safe Christmas with family - and reduce the risk of coronavirus. Professor Lucy Yardley and Professor Gabriel Scally.
24 November 2020

Huffington Post, Yahoo! Canada. Pub Closing Times: Will The New 11pm Rule Make A Difference? Professor Gabriel Scally.
24 November 2020

BBC News 24. Has the current lockdown achieve what was hoped? Professor Gabriel Scally.
23 November 2020

The Telegraph. Fast, accurate tests would have saved the season. Professor Gabriel Scally.
22 November 2020

Mail Online. UK records 341 new Covid hospital deaths - down 121 on last Saturday - as new daily infections plummet by more than a QUARTER to 19,875. Professor Gabriel Scally.
21 November 2020

BBC News 24. Assessment of the UK's test and trace, six months after Boris Johnson announced the UK would have a 'world-beating system'. Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 November 2020

The Guardian. The cost of Christmas: Boris Johnson faces dilemma on Covid rules. Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 November 2020

Bristol Live. Bristol professor says coronavirus vaccine roll-out should not just focus on age. Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 November 2020

The Sun. Ministers vow not to be 'the Grinch that stole Christmas' but hopes fade of spending New Year with family. Professor Gabriel Scally.
19 November 2020

BBC Two. Lockdown 1.0: Following the science? Dr David Matthews and Professor Gabriel Scally.
19 November 2020

The Guardian, Daily Mail, ITV Good Morning Britain, Mirror, LBC, Metro, Christmas covid lockdown: Family gatherings will 'throw fuel on fire'. Professor Gabriel Scally.
19 November 2020

The Guardian. Medics' advice 'Toughen rules to avoid NHS being overrun' after lockdown. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 November 2020

The Guardian, MSN News. Prepare for a low-key Christmas, England Covid experts warn. Professor Gabriel Scally.
17 November 2020

ITV Good Morning Britain. Should covid vaccine be mandatory? Professor Gabriel Scally.
11 November 2020

BBC News Wales. Covid: As cases rise, how good is Wales' contact tracing? Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 November 2020

Independent. Coronavirus: Boris Johnson under fire for claiming UK 'has a system of mass testing' when trial yet to start. Professor Gabriel Scally.
3 November 2020

BBC Politics West [watch at 01:20 in], BBC Points West - Evening News [watch at 03:30 in], BBC Points West - Late News [watch at 01:20 in]. The second lockdown. Professor Gabriel Scally.
1 November 2020

Wall Street Journal [behind a paywall]. Europe aims to emerge smarter from latest lockdowns. Professor Gabriel Scally.
1 November 2020

October 2020

BBC Two Newsnight [watch at 07:15 in]. Divide between testing capacity and testing regime? Professor Gabriel Scally.
30 October 2020

Bristol Live. Bristol professor says we need circuit-breaker lockdown now to control coronavirus in time for Christmas. Professor Gabriel Scally.
29 October 2020

Independent. Tough action needed now to give Boris Johnson option of lockdown 'amnesty' at Christmas. Professor Gabriel Scally.
29 October 2020

Sky News. England should have a circuit-breaker lockdown 'as soon as possible for at least two weeks. Professor Gabriel Scally.
28 October 2020

Heart Bristol. Immunity from coronavirus. Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 October 2020

Independent. Calls to stop people from UK hotspots visiting Northern Ireland. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 October 2020

Independent. Scientists warn new restrictions 'not enough' to tackle Northern Ireland's second wave. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 October 2020

The Irish News. It looks like testing and tracking in Northern Ireland is not being done properly. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 October 2020

Good Morning Britain. Do we need a 'circuit breaker' lockdown? Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 October 2020

Belfast Telegraph. How NI has taken a massive step backwards in Covid fight after nearly beating the virus. Professor Gabriel Scally.
13 October 2020

The Guardian. England's three-tier system is an admission of failure. Professor Gabriel Scally.
12 October 2020

The Guardian. Fears grow student Covid infections will spread into local areas in England and Wales. Professor Gabriel Scally.
12 October 2020

The Irish Times. Postponing drastic Covid-19 action is a grave mistake. Professor Gabriel Scally.
10 October 2020

Independent. Regional restrictions are not having desired effect. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 October 2020

Times Radio. Current track and trace system is failing badly. Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 October 2020

Sky News. Record number of new daily cases of coronavirus has been recorded in the UK. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 October 2020

newstalk. Ireland now needs a co-ordinated coronavirus response 'across the whole island'. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 October 2020

September 2020

Channel 5 News. What we need to do about COVID-19 comes down to two things. Professor Gabriel Scally.
30 September 2020

Bristol Live. Bristol professor adds to doubts about 10pm pub curfew. Professor Gabriel Scally.
29 September 2020

BBC2 Newsnight [watch at 05:10 in]. Who should decide our COVID restrictions, the Goverment, Parliament or scientists? Professor Gabriel Scally.
28 September 2020

Sky News. NHS test and trace app. Professor Gabriel Scally.
28 September 2020

Belfast Telegraph. Students 'need clarity' over staying on campus. Professor Gabriel Scally.
28 September 2020

BBC Radio 5 Live Stephen Nolan programme [listen at 20:32 in]. Vaccine or not. WHO suggest 1 million more deaths from COVID. Professor Gabriel Scally.
26 September 2020

The Naked Scientists. Coronavirus: any science behind rule of six? Professor Gabriel Scally.
22 September 2020

Newstalk. New COVID plan in Ireland announced. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 September 2020

Sky News. Breaching international law over Brexit 'will risk public confidence in COVID rules', PM warned. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 September 2020

Bristol Post. Bristol professor on GMB calls for 'complete revamp' of coronavirus testing. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 September 2020

BBC One Sunday Politics South West. The impact of COVID during autumn. Professor Gabriel Scally.
13 September 2020

Good Morning Britain. Banning gatherings of more than six might help cap the spread of the virus but it won't solve the big problems. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 September 2020

The Independent. 'The UK is going along the same lines': France and Spain spark concern of second wave as Britain watches on. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 September 2020

The Guardian. Covid risks making society more unequal than since early Victorian times. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 September 2020
PoliticsHome.com. The Environment Secretary says another lockdown would be an "absolute last resort", despite a surge in Covid-19 cases. Professor Gabriel Scally.
7 September 2020

The Guardian, Independent. Coronavirus: fears UK government has lost control as Covid cases soar. Professor Gabriel Scally.
7 September 2020

Sky news. Labour joins calls for airport testing to minimise quarantine policy and help travel industry. Professor Gabriel Scally.
6 September 2020

The Observer, Evening Standard. Covid-19 'could be endemic in deprived parts of England'. Professor Gabriel Scally.
5 September 2020

August 2020

The Observer. UK university reopenings risk 'public health crisis', academics warn. Professor Gabriel Scally.
29 August 2020.

The Observer. England's anti-obesity fight 'at risk' after Matt Hancock closes health agency. Professor Gabriel Scally.
22 August 2020

Sky news at Nine. Public Health England to be axed and replaced with a new agency. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 August 2020

newstalk. Ireland taking 'age-related apartheid approach" to COVID-19. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 August 2020

Highland Radio. Still not enough North South cooperation in Covid battle. Professor Gabriel Scally.
18 August 2020

The Irish Sun, Irish Mirror. Dr Gabriel Scally calls for emergency legislation to prevent 'reckless' behaviour that's aiding spread of COVID-19. Professor Gabriel Scally.
17 August 2020

Sky News. Public Health England set to be scrapped. Professor Gabriel Scally.
16 August 2020

Newstalk. Coronavirus spike in Ireland 'disturbing' but clusters can be dealth with. Professor Gabriel Scally.
11 August 2020

LBC. Achieving herd immunity through Covid-19 vaccine needs a "huge global effort". Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 August 2020

Belfast Telegraph. Ireland's current coronavirus approach isn't fit for purpose - here's how we approach zero-covid. Professor Gabriel Scally.
9 August 2020

Mirror. Pubs warned they'll be shut down if they don't stick to rules as second wave fears grow. Professor Gabriel Scally.
8 August 2020

BBC Wales online, BBC Radio Wales. Coronavirus: 'Re-think face masks in shops' says scientist. Professor Gabriel Scally.
7 August 2020

The Irish Times. Ireland needs to move to 'zero-Covid' policy to avoid catastrophe, scientists say. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 August 2020

Wired. Scotland is aiming to eliminate coronavirus. Why isn't England? Professor Gabriel Scally.
3 August 2020

July 2020

Times Radio. Evidence of a second wave is emerging in Europe. Professor Gabriel Scally.
29 July 2020

The Irish Times, BBC News. Tourists could cause second Covid surge across Ireland, top doctor warns. Professor Gabriel Scally.
15 July 2020

Independent. 'We do not want to end up like Leicester': Blackburn holds its breath after spike in Covid-19 cases. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 July 2020

Belfast Telegraph. Coronavirus: New all-island quarantining strategy badly needed, says leading medic. Professor Gabriel Scally.
13 July 2020

The Mirror. Keir Starmer slams bungler Boris Johnson over 'lifetime' of dodging responsibility. Professor Gabriel Scally.
11 July 2020

LBC, The Telegraph, the Express, The Scotsman. Government's strategy doesn't go far enough towards eradicating the virus. Professor Gabriel Scally.
7 July 2020

Independent, Daily Mail, Politico, Irish Examiner, The Telegraph, LBC, MSN UK, Yahoo! News. Mediterranean holiday destinations risk becoming 'melting pots' for coronavirus, expert warns. Professor Gabriel Scally.
3 July 2020

The New European. Experts warn government attempting to blame Public Health England for coronavirus failures. Professor Gabriel Scally.
2 July 2020

June 2020
The Guardian. Can I go clubbing? Yes - in New Zealand! Your guide to easing and the arts. Professor Gabriel Scally and Dr Anders Johansson.
29 June 2020

Independent, Daily Mail, . Coronavirus: UK on course for further 30,000 deaths unless Boris Johnson changes approach, Independent Sage warns. Professor Gabriel Scally.
27 June 2020

Independent. Coronavirus: England in danger of following same route as US, leading epidemiologist warns. Professor Gabriel Scally.
25 June 2020

Sky News Tonight. Easing social distancing measures. Professor Gabriel Scally.
23 June 2020

The Guardian. Oversupply of kits to care homes raises concern over Covid-19 test figures. Professor Gabriel Scally.
14 June 2020

New Scientist. Why have there been so many coronavirus deaths in the UK? Professor Gabriel Scally.
3 June 2020

May 2020

The Guardian, New Statesman. How ten years of privatisation may have exposed England to coronavirus. Professor Gabriel Scally.
31 May 2020

BBC Radio 4 Today. The impact of not closing the UK's border. Professor Gabriel Scally.
23 May 2020

Wired. The UK's contact tracing plan has two fatal flaws. Professor Gabriel Scally.
22 May 2020

New Statesman. Too little, too late, too flawed: the BMJ on the UK response to Covid-19. Professor Gabriel Scally.
20 May 2020

Good Morning Britain. Discussion around the Government's response to the pandemic. Dr Gabriel Scally.
13 May 2020

Daily Mirror. How rival coronavirus science advisors compare to the government's position. Professor Gabriel Scally.
4 May 2020.

April 2020

BBC Two Newsnight [watch at 13.42 mins in]. Interview about the importance of contact tracing and testing. Dr Gabriel Scally.
30 April 2020

Yahoo News. Anger after Panorama claims government 'failed to stockpile crucial PPE'. Dr Gabriel Scally.
28 April 2020

BBC News. Calls for enquiry on Cheltenham Festival go-ahead. Professor Gabriel Scally.
23 April 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description National News Article (New Statesman) - Too little, too late, too flawed: the BMJ on the UK response to Covid-19. New Statesman. 20 May 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article co-written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk-politics/2020/05/too-little-too-late-too-flawed-bmj-uk-resp...
 
Description National News Article (New Statesman) - Why it's not too late for the UK to pursue a zero-Covid strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2021/02/why-it-s-not-too-late-uk-pursue-zero-covid-strateg...
 
Description National News Article (New Statesman) - Why the UK's new Covid-19 strategy is uniquely dangerous. New Statesman. 19 July 21. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2021/07/why-uk-s-new-covid-19-strategy-uniquely-dangerous
 
Description National News Article (The Guardian) - Blaming the unvaccinated for Covid's spread won't help stop the virus. 20 May 21. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/20/unvaccinated-covid-patients-bolton-matt-hancoc...
 
Description National News Article (The Guardian) - Covid risks making society more unequal than since early Victorian times. 9 September. 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/09/covid-risks-making-society-more-unequal-than-since-ear...
 
Description National News Article (The Guardian) - England's foolish quarantine system offers little protection against Covid variants. 4 March 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/04/uk-quarantine-vaccination-programme-covid-vari...
 
Description National News Article (The Guardian) - England's ravaged public health system just can't cope with the coronavirus. 30 March 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/30/england-public-health-coronavirus-cuts-regiona...
 
Description National News Article (The Guardian) - England's three-tier system is an admission of failure. 12 October 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/12/englands-three-tier-system-is-an-admission-of-...
 
Description National News Article (The Guardian) - The world needs a patent waiver on Covid vaccines. Why is the UK blocking it? 18 April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/18/patent-waiver-covid-vaccines-uk-variants
 
Description National News Article (The Guardian) - While they're run by Whitehall, England's local lockdowns are bound to fail. 2 October 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/02/run-whitehall-england-local-lockdowns-fail-cov...
 
Description National News Article (The Statesman) - The government's shambolic approach to Covid-19 is endangering the public. New Statesman. 10 Sept 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A newspaper article written by Prof. Gabriel Scally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2020/09/government-s-shambolic-approach-covid-19-endangerin...
 
Description Panel Activity - Focus on Greater Manchester (1) - Researcher Perspectives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of the session was to discuss cycling in Greater Manchester from a researcher perspective (Tracey Farragher and Caglar Koksal from TRUUD sat on this panel). They discussed research interests related to GM and how it relates to cycling, challenges that (areas like) Greater Manchester are likely to face in boosting cycling numbers and what they need to understand better (i.e. priorities for future research).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.cyclingandsociety.org/2021event/
 
Description Presentation at conference (2021 International Transdisciplinarity Conference) - Improving the effectiveness of transdisciplinary research through co-produced and ongoing meta-research evaluation. Eli Hatleskog, Ges Rosenberg 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research collaborations generate many challenges, such as overcoming disciplinary silos and integrating assumptions, ideas and knowledge. The UKPRP funded 'Tackling the Root causes Upstream of Unhealthy Urban Development' (TRUUD) consortium aims to prioritise health in urban decision-making processes in the UK. The project spans five university cities and multiple disciplines, sectors and publics. To maximise the efficiency of inter/trans-disciplinary working, a parallel, and complementary, work stream of meta-research evaluation is ongoing, which aligns with TRUUD's main phases of work. This research-on-research combines online interviews and workshops with situational and network analysis, and a critical systems approach, studying the research activities in relation to healthy systems criteria. The approach relies upon co-producing analysis and results in collaboration with the research team and aims to determine any course corrections that may be needed to keep TRUUD on track. We are approaching the end of the first phase of research and would like to share our initial insights and challenges in a short film comprising mappings and diagrams, with an accompanying 'live' online whiteboard (Miro) for encouraging refection and feedback from other delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://vimeo.com/626375983
 
Description Round Table discussion on Levelling Up White Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participant: Sarah Ayres
Date: 9.9.21
Event: Round Table discussion on Levelling Up White Paper
Organisers: Cabinet Office, Cities and Local growth Unit & Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (Newcastle University)
Description: Invitation for 13 academics and think tank representatives to speak to members of the Levelling Up Unit in government about the development of the White Paper. I discussed the potential and possibility for incorporating a focus on health outcomes and inequalities into the White Paper proposals.
Outputs: It was a Chatham House based discussion so there are no notes, links or outputs but does evidence critical engagement with government on an issue relevant to Truud.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UoOxford St. Martin's Institute for Science, Innovation and Society - How Engineers Think (Workshop) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 day workshop during which we gave 1 presentation on: 'The Value and Risks of Engineering and Academic Thinking'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020