Life and Environmental Sciences and COVID19

Colleagues and teams from across the College of Life and Environmental Sciences are working together to address the impact of COVID-19. From cutting-edge genome mapping to protecting mental health, air pollution to sanitation, our research is helping to tackle the wide-reaching individual, social and environmental implications of the virus.

Institute for Mental Health: Mental Health and COVID-19


We’re continuing our research into mental health during the current COVID-19 outbreak. 

Staying active in older age

older exercise

Practical exercise tips for people aged 60 and over on staying active, even in isolation, from researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath.

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In the media

Coronavirus came to UK 'on at least 1,300 separate occasions', 6 June 2020 
(Comment from Professor Nick Loman)


Mutations map holds the key to bringing coronavirus under control
Financial Times, 21 April 2020 
(Comment from Professor Nick Loman)

Stress and genetics possible factors in coronavirus recovery, say scientists
Aol, 7 April 2020
(Comment from Professor Robin May)

Coronavirus lockdown sees air pollution plummet across UK, 8 April 2020
(Comment from Professor William Bloss)

Will Covid-19 mutate into a more dangerous virus?
Guardian, 10 May 2020 
(Comment from Professor Nick Loman)

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