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A ‘new normal’ for the social sciences: improving pandemic preparedness and response

Fadaak, Raad, Leslie, Myles and Pinto, Nicole (2020) A ‘new normal’ for the social sciences: improving pandemic preparedness and response. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (21 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

COVID-19 has led to an upheaval in almost all aspects of life, including the role of the social sciences in public health and pandemic responses. Whereas in the past, the social sciences have often played the role of cultural brokers, this upheaval offers an opportunity to explore a ‘new normal’, characterised by social scientists taking an engaged role in understanding, planning and responding to pandemic events. Dr. Myles Leslie, Dr. Raad Fadaak and Ms. Nicole Pinto discuss their role as ‘alongsiders’ in the response to the pandemic in Alberta, Canada and how the effectiveness of their response has lessons for the role of the social sciences going forward.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 10:45
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 00:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106856

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