Our research response to the Covid-19 pandemic
We conduct boundary-breaking research that improves lives across the world. Here’s how we’re applying that research to help people combat the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and help chart the route to recovery.
Beginning at Durham, changing the world
Durham researchers, students and alumni do outstanding things that change the world. Here’s a few highlights from just the past few months…
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Covid-19 technologies must be regulated
Technologies such as track and trace apps, used to halt the spread of Covid-19, have to be thoroughly examined and regulated before they are rolled out for wider adoption to ensure they do not normalise a big-brother-like society post-Covid-19, according to Dr Jeremy Aroles.
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How Covid-19 is affecting the global clothing industry
The Covid-19 pandemic is intensifying challenges to worker protection in the garment sector and the effects on workers have become a global concern.
Covid-19 testing needed in schools
Daily Covid-19 testing in schools would keep children in full-time education safe, stop mass spread, and keep the economy afloat, according to Professor Abderrahim Taamouti.
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Rationing might be recommended for future pandemics
New research at the Business School has found that rationing could be an effective measure for governments to introduce in future pandemics. This is alongside a number of recommendations revealed by a pioneering forecasting model.
Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis
Our researchers are leading a national project to better understand the impact of Covid-19 on domestic abuse and help reduce harm.
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Volunteers needed for Covid-19 detection dog trial
Our researchers who are investigating whether specially trained dogs can sniff out Covid-19 in humans are asking people in England for help with the trial.
Why the term “Super-spreader” can be stigmatising and unhelpful
Emma Cave from Durham Law School considers the impact of the label ‘super-spreader’.
Teachers worried about safety in schools
The majority of teachers do not think that schools can effectively put in place social distancing measures, according to a survey.
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What archaeological records can tell us about historic epidemics
Infectious diseases have been with us since our beginnings as a species. Professor Charlotte Roberts explains what the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history – and the human response to them.
The future of women’s football is under threat
New research by Dr Stacey Pope has found that Covid-19 is impacting men’s and women’s football differently. She and her fellow researchers believe urgent action is required to stop the coronavirus epidemic from destroying the women’s game, as they explain here.
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