SPS response to Covid 19
Find out how the School of Social and Political Science is reacting and adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic here. We're carrying out research projects across our range of expertise to address challenges the pandemic is causing for society. And we're working hard to develop our learning and teaching to provide the best possible education in what is a very different environment for universities.
26 May 2020 – Recovering Edinburgh’s cultural spaces during a global pandemic
University of Edinburgh researchers are leading a project to tackle the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the city’s culture sector, creating new cultural events throughout and beyond the lockdown.
Dr Alice Street has launched new research into how testing strategies for Covid-19 are influencing public trust in health services and government response.
Social anthropologists at the School of Social and Political Science will investigate whether technology-focused responses to the 2014 – 2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa prepared Sierra Leone’s health system for Covid-19.
A new project, Recording Life during a Pandemic: The Lothian Diary Project, will investigate questions of public health, media, and communication among residents of Edinburgh and the Lothians in relation to COVID-19.
Researchers from SPS and the other schools in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are writing about the pandemic on a new blog, Covid-19 Perspectives.
The University of Edinburgh has set up a new microsite to share stories of how it is reacting to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The School’s sociology department is recording, documenting and commenting on Covid-19 through stories and accounts, as the pandemic unfolds.
Dr Tod Van Gunten, a Lecturer in Economic Sociology at the School of Social and Political Science has created a tool aiming to provide a visualisation of the spread of coronavirus in Scotland.