Research

COVID-19 Research in the News

BBC News Intervew with LCDS Director Jennifer Dowd

September 29 2020


BBC2 News 


LCDS Deputy Director Jennifer Dowd reflects on the milestone of 1 million official COVID-19 global deaths. 

Eastern Eye

Trust and transparency vital to vaccine uptake

Melinda Mills writes that context and communications are among five ‘Cs’ to counter Anti-vaxx doubt.

Times Radio

Matt Morley Show

Interview with Melinda Mills, author of a new report published by the British Academy and the Royal Society on the importance of reliable communications around the COVID-19 vaccine (from 15:55)

The Guardian

'England's new measures aren't enough to prevent soaring Covid-19 infections'

Jennifer Dowd on exponential growth, herd immunity, and how to prioritise mitigation strategies

The Guardian

We must prevent a vaccine 'infodemic' from fuelling the Covid pandemic

Melinda Mills on how wise governments should take a leaf out of the anti-vaxxers’ book by creating campaigns that persuade through engagement

Reuters

Vaccine hesitancy may undermine fight against COVID-19, UK report says

Coverage on a new report by Melinda Mills, published by the British Academy and the Royal Society for the SET-C group.

Huffington Post

'Health Experts Want People To Know Face Covers Can Protect The Wearer Too'

Melinda Mills on the importance of face coverings

BBC News

BBC Breakfast

Melinda Mills discusses new report published by the British Academy and Royal Society (from 2 hours 23 mins)

BBC Radio 4

'More or Less - 'Record Covid Cases'

Jennifer Dowd discusses the data around COVID-19 deaths in America

Financial Times

'Experts issue urgent call for public to protect themselves and others with face coverings'

Melinda Mills on face masks and public messaging

Research Impact

 

The Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science is at the forefront of research relating to COVID-19. Research into the demographics of COVID-19 mortality rates, the effectiveness of face coverings and social bubbles has helped shape policy-making in response to the virus, both in the UK and internationally, as well as raising public awareness of measures to stop the spread of the virus. The research has also led to the development of a Coronavirus Hotspots Dashboard which helps local authorities to predict areas at risk of an outbreak. The initiative Dear Pandemic, co-founded by Jennifer Dowd, has disseminated the research results to a wide public audience, focusing on practical recommendations.

Publications

Demographic change and increasing late singlehood in East Asia, 2010–2050

Demographic Research

Albert Esteve, Ridhi Kashyap, Joan Garcia Roman, Yen-Hsin Alice Cheng, Setsuya Fukuda, Wanli Nie, Hyun-ok Lee

Publication

COVID-19 vaccine deployment: Behaviour, ethics, misinformation and policy strategies

The Royal Society

Melinda C Mills

Publication

The Linear Link: Deriving Age-Specific Death Rates from Life Expectancy

Risks, Special Issue Mortality Forecasting and Applications

Marius D. Pascariu , Ugofilippo Basellini, José Manuel Aburto and Vladimir Canudas-Romo

Publication

The Linear Link: Deriving Age-Specific Death Rates from Life Expectancy

Risks, Special Issue "Mortality Forecasting and Applications"

Marius D. Pascariu ,Ugofilippo Basellini ,José Manuel Aburto and Vladimir Canudas-Romo

Publication

The effects of growing-season drought on young women’s life course transitions in a sub-Saharan context

Population Studies


Liliana Andriano & Julia Behrman

Publication

The effects of growing-season drought on young women’s life course transitions in a sub-Saharan context

Population Studies

Liliana Andriano and Julia Behrman

Publication

Gender Discrimination and Excess Female Under-5 Mortality in India: A New Perspective Using Mixed-Sex Twins

Demography

Behrman, J., & Kashyap, R.

Publication

Monitoring global digital gender inequality using the online populations of Facebook and Google

Demographic Research

Kashyap, R., Fatehkia, M., Al Tamime, R., & Weber, I

Publication

Life Course Socioeconomic Disadvantage and the Aging Immune System: Findings From the Health and Retirement Study

The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

Grace A Noppert, PhD, Rebecca C Stebbins, MSPH, Jennifer B Dowd, PhD, Robert A Hummer, PhD, Allison E Aiello, PhD

Publication

Three facets of planning and postponement of parenthood in the Netherlands

Demographic Research, Vol. 43, 23: 659 - 672

Mills, M., Snieder, H., Stulp, G., & Verweij, R.

Publication

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