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ABOUT US

COVID-19

Project Summaries:

Rapid Anthropological Assessments of COVID-19 Impacts on Trust & Behaviours in Communities in the UK and Sierra Leone

 

Principal Investigators:

Shelley Lees

Luisa Enria

Chrissy h Roberts

 

Co-Investigators: 

Nina Rogers (MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge) 

Rosalind Eggo (LSHTM)

Hannah Brindle (LSHTM)

Naomi Waterlow (LSHTM)

Anthony Mansaray (LSHTM) Joseph Macarthy (SLURC)

 

United Kingdom

 

Led by Chrissy Roberts, Luisa Enria and Shelley Lees, this project has conducted a rapid social science assessment of the impact of COVID-19 (and associated control measures) on attitudes and behaviours towards the public health response in order to support effective and locally relevant communication and engagement strategies for the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. We did this through a mixed methods research platform that combines the power of web-based survey tools, statistical analysis, machine-learning text-mining and qualitative thematic coding. This has expanded on a first-round survey conducted in the United Kingdom in April 2020.

Roberts, C. H., Brindle, H., Rogers, N. T., Eggo, R. M., Enria, L., & Lees, S. (In press). Vaccine Confidence and Hesitancy at the start of COVID-19 vaccine deployment in the UK: An embedded mixed-methods study. doi:10.1101/2021.07.13.21260425

Enria, L., Waterlow, N., Rogers, N. T., Brindle, H., Lal, S., Eggo, R. M., Lees S, Roberts, C. H. (2021). Trust and transparency in times of crisis: Results from an online survey during the first wave (April 2020) of the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK.. PLoS One, 16(2), e0239247. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0239247

Rogers, N. T., Waterlow, N., Brindle, H. E., Enria, L., Eggo, R. M., Lees, S., & Roberts, C. H. (2020). Behavioural change towards reduced intensity physical activity is disproportionately prevalent among adults with serious health issues or self-perception of high risk during the UK COVID-19 lockdown. Frontiers in Public Health

Sierra Leone

Led by Luisa Enria and Joseph Macarthy this sub-study has conducted rapid social science assessments of the impact of COVID-19 (and associated control measures) on attitudes and behaviours towards the public health response in order to support effective and locally relevant communication and engagement strategies for the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, This has been done through a mixed methods research platform that combines the power of web-based survey tools, statistical analysis, machine-learning text-mining and qualitative thematic coding. We are also exploring the feasibility of adapting a survey instrument the research team developed for the UK survey for a Low & Middle Income Country (LMIC) setting; piloting the study in Sierra Leone, where our team members are currently conducting anthropological research. The survey has been piloted in two stages: a face-to-face survey and an online survey.

Social Science Support for COVID-19: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform

 

 

Project Halo: United Nations, Department of Health & Social Care, Cabinet Office, NHS and TikTok

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