Living with the pandemic

The spread of COVID-19 is one the biggest challenges the global community has faced, and our research teams have a key role to play in the fight against it, to reflect on its impact on all aspects of our lives and to learn lessons from it and from past pandemics.

Living with the Pandemic: A new academic panel discussion series

The Institute for Global Innovation (IGI), would be delighted if colleagues and friends were able to join us for our event series ‘Living with the Pandemic’ where we will bring together panels of our experts who will give a short talk on their research and perspectives on different aspects of living with the pandemic, followed by a chance to ask the panel questions.

Normalising the Extraordinary

Wednesday 4 November 12:00-13:00 BST

Panel convened by Professor Hisham Mehanna:

Tom McNeil, Strategic Adviser to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner & PhD student, School of Social Policy
Law and Order in the time of COVID

Dr Christopher Green, Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, Institute of Microbiology and Infection
When will we have a vaccination?

Professor Deborah Youdell, Professor of Sociology of Education, School of Education
Continuity of Education

If you would like to join our webinar via Zoom, please register. The event will also be running live on the University of Birmingham’s Facebook page.

If you have any questions about this, future events or the work of The Institute for Global Innovation, please contact Sue Gilligan (