Audience at conference

Panel discussion: The research response to the COVID-19 pandemic

07.10.2020, 12:00

Recorded session

Catch up on what you missed on 7 October by watching the recording of this session below.

Session information

In the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has put health and care research in the spotlight like never before – on radio and TV, in the papers, in the wilds of social media, and at the heart of some pretty tough policy choices for government.  Many commentators seem to now be self-taught or self-appointed epidemiologists, modellers, and experts on everything from viral transmission to clinical trials and vaccines.  There has been a huge explosion of research activity related to COVID-19, with a big investment in the UK and internationally from government and other funders.  In this panel discussion with a range of leading academics and researchers, we will explore what we have learned about how to do and use research from this pandemic – and what lessons we might want to take forward into the post-pandemic future, about how to organise, fund, undertake, disseminate and use health and care research in ways that have real and sustained impact and value.