#TeamLivUni tackling Coronavirus

Read our blog for a behind the scenes look at how our University community is dealing with the pandemic, and how we are adapting to the many challenges Covid-19 has presented.

The Political Psychology of COVID-19: Is There an Effect of Pandemic Stressors and Symptoms of Mental Distress on Political Engagement in Britain?

Posted on: 25 October 2021 | Category: October Posts

Students of democracy have been investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on core political orientations and democratic legitimacy.

Reflecting on the power of collaboration during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on: 6 October 2021 | Category: October Posts

James Austin and team at conference 2019

Dr James Austin works in the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences in our Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Here he reflects on the vital work he and his colleagues undertook in 2020, the lessons learned and the benefits of collaboration across disciplines and continents.

The unspoken pandemic: how our mental health services could be redesigned

Posted on: 30 July 2021 | Category: July Posts

Mental health services have been severely challenged and disrupted during Covid-19. In this blog, Professor Philippa Hunter-Jones, Chloe Spence and Dr Rachel Spence from our Management School, discuss the lessons learned from their ‘Let’s Keep Talking’ Project, and how the pandemic has presented an opportunity to improve responses to mental health needs enhanced by adaptions to service design.

How does depression affect the way we perceive politics during the pandemic?

Posted on: 23 June 2021 | Category: June posts

Statues with mask

Life changes due to Coronavirus responses are predicted to have serious implications for people’s mental health - as warned by the World Health Organisation and other experts. Dr Luca Bernardi, one of our Lecturers in Politics, has carried out two research projects exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and political attitudes. In this blog he talks about his project focusing on the UK specifically, which he is conducting jointly with Professor Ian H. Gotlib of Stanford University, and what the findings are so far.

How has the pandemic affected people with dementia and carers?

Posted on: 11 May 2021 | Category: May posts

elderly person receiving advice from medical person

Dr Clarissa Giebel is a Research Fellow within the University's Institute of Population Health. Her research focuses on enabling people living with dementia to live well and independently at home for as long as possible, whilst addressing potential health inequalities in accessing the right care. During the pandemic, she has been leading the first Covid-19 dementia study in the country, exploring the effects of social service closures on the lives of people with dementia and unpaid carers. In this blog she tells us more about the study.

How science and society came together for the Events Research Programme

Posted on: 5 May 2021 | Category: May posts

Professor Iain Buchan at Sefton Park, Liverpool

After a momentous weekend in Liverpool, we caught up with Professor Iain Buchan – now officially known as ‘The Party Professor’ – to find out about the Events Research Programme, and how he and teams across the UK will be working together to find out if live, large-scale events can resume safely and securely post-Covid.

Reflections from Campus Shield

Posted on: 21 April 2021 | Category: April posts

sports hall testing centre

When Covid-19 hit the UK in 2020, a dedicated team across the University was brought together to deliver robust testing and tracing, welfare, guidance and safety measures to the #Teamlivuni community. Rachel Parkes and some of her colleagues reflect on a challenging year, and their amazing achievements helping staff, students and Liverpool as a city through the pandemic.

Liverpool Scholars: mentoring students during a global pandemic

Posted on: 12 March 2021 | Category: March posts

Anusha Yoganathan and Blessita Sabu are students from our School of Medicine, who also work as Student Advocates in the Widening Participation team. Usually this would involve mentoring students face to face, helping with campus tours, creating online videos about their subject of study and giving university tips. In the past few months, they have been working with the Liverpool Scholars, Realising Opportunities and other mentoring groups to support students academically in their subjects - many of whom have had their studies disrupted. Here they tell us how it has been going, and how vital it has been to maintain support for young people and their studies in difficult times.

The Archive in Cyberspace: online teaching with Special Collections materials

Posted on: 9 March 2021 | Category: March posts

front cover of Arthur C Clarke's Amazing stories

Dr Phoenix Alexander is the Science Fiction Collections Librarian at the University of Liverpool Library, where he curates the largest catalogued collection of science fiction in Europe. During the 2020 academic year, the Library’s Special Collections and Archives department was closed to all researchers, and it became necessary for the archivists and librarians to think of innovative solutions to make the collections accessible in digital spaces. This blog post talks about some of the ways in which Phoenix and his colleagues approached the challenges of teaching with special collections materials during a pandemic.

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