#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 virtual museum - accessing art and culture online at the VGM

Posted on: 19 October 2020 | Category: October posts

Victoria Gallery & Museum building

Nicola Euston is Head of Museums and Galleries at the University. Here she tells us how her team adapted during lockdown and continued to make the Museum collections, and much more, available to people at home.


From Uganda to the UK: Crossing continents for COVID-19 clinical care

Posted on: 14 October 2020 | Category: October posts

Catriona and Peter Waitt

Catriona Waitt is a Reader in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool, a Wellcome clinical postdoctoral fellow based at the Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, and an honorary Consultant in Acute Medicine at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Peter Waitt is an Acute Physician at Wirral University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Infectious Disease Institute as Uganda Clinical Lead on the Joint Mobile Emerging Disease Clinical Capability Project. Read about their experiences balancing work and family life during the pandemic, both in Uganda and in Liverpool.


'Building Back Better' from COVID-19 Requires Black Lives to Matter

Posted on: 21 September 2020 | Category: September posts

Passerby and coronavirus sign

Dr Leona Vaughn is a Derby Research Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and co-author of the recent report 'Racial Inequalities and COVID-19: Building Back Better For All'. Here she tells us what prompted her to write about this important issue.


Living in Merseyside at the time of COVID-19: What are the psychological and social impacts?

Posted on: 16 September 2020 | Category: September posts

Three Graces in Liverpool

Kate M Bennett and Rhiannon Corcoran are both Professors working in the University's Institute of Population Health. Together they are undertaking an important research study to investigate how Covid-19 has affected people living in Liverpool - their resilience, community cohesion and wellbeing. Read their blog to find out more.


Glimmering hope amidst the new ‘normal’ - a view from Malawi

Posted on: 8 September 2020 | Category: September posts

MLW building external view

Dr Gareth Lipunga works as a study clinician on University of Liverpool-led projects in Malawi at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome (MLW) Trust Clinical Research Programme. Here he tells us how the pandemic has affected his life and work, and his hopes for the future post-lockdown.


Delivering PPE donations and mail during lockdown

Posted on: 13 August 2020 | Category: August posts

Mail room staff member with thumbs up

Dave Hobson manages the Mail and Transport services at the University. He and his team played a vital role in the Emergency Response Campaign ensuring that thousands of PPE donations received from around the globe were quickly transported to local front line workers. Here he tells us about what daily life at work entailed for him at the height of lockdown.


Utilising novel data streams in the fight against COVID-19

Posted on: 5 August 2020 | Category: August posts

view of earth from space

Matthew Carter is a PhD student and part of the EPSRC CDT in Distributed Algorithms. Read his blog to find out how researchers at the University of Liverpool are utilising novel data streams, data science and machine learning to help in the fight against COVID-19.


Helping migrant workers in India during Covid-19

Posted on: 3 August 2020 | Category: August posts

Two girls preparing food packs

Dr Supriya Garikipati is Reader in Gender and Development in our Management School. The impact of Covid-19 on migrant workers in India has been devastating, with many struggling for basic supplies and forced to flee their homes. Here she tells us about how her research work and connections enabled her to mobilise support and make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people during a time of extraordinary crisis.


When research gets personal

Posted on: 10 July 2020 | Category: July posts

Alison's dad.

Marketing Director, Alison Kerwin, talks about the personal cost of COVID-19 and why she chose to fundraise for the University’s COVID-19 research programme in memory of her dad.


Looking after our animals in the School of Veterinary Science

Posted on: 7 July 2020 | Category: July posts

vet attending to a horse

Professor Laura Blackwood details how our teams of vets, nurses, technical and administration staff in the University’s veterinary hospitals, practices and farms have been beavering away throughout lockdown. They provide essential care to animals, support food safety and production, as well as teaching clinical rotations and electives, and delivering assessment.


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