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26/11/2020

Blog: Nature should be the beating heart of resilience by Francesca Osowska OBE FRSE

Building National Resilience / Article /

This pandemic originated from an unhealthy relationship between the human world and the natural world, this same unhealthy relationship is also contributing to the degradation of nature across the planet and climate change.

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24/11/2020

Coronavirus in Scotland: to follow the science we must learn to understand it

Data, Evidence & Science / Article /

Evidence that does not suit policy can’t just be ignored.

Article by Professor Dame Anne Glover PRSE.

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17/11/2020

Focus on needs not wants for a happier country

Building National Resilience / Article /

Does our hedonism expose faulty choices and frailties, reflective of a lack of resilience?

Article by Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRSE.

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11/11/2020

Saving the arts is vital for rebuilding a healthy society

Public debate & Participation / Inclusive Public Service / Article /

The cultural sector is an essential public service. It must be supported to find a sustainable way forward. Equally, we cannot simply go back to the way things were...

Article by Dame Seona Reid.

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27/10/2020

Blog: Expertise and the Popular Will by Professor Matthew Chrisman

Data, Evidence & Science / Public debate & Participation / Article /

Facing the Covid-19 pandemic, political leaders have claimed to ‘follow the science’. And scientific experts have had a prominent role in recommending significant changes in public policy and individual behaviour. However, science doesn’t directly tell us what to do.

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Dr Deborah O'Neil is wearing a black jumper with white collar and standing against a brown brick wall. She had dark brown hair to her shoulders and a fringe.

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Dr Deborah O’Neil OBE FRSE

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Time pressures to develop and the quantity of vaccines required to approach herd immunity means that we need to be exploring therapies in parallel to vaccines.

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Dr Stella Chan is sitting outside in a field wearing a pink cardigan and skirt. She has dark hair cut into a bob and she is smiling. Highland Cattle are visible in the background

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Dr Stella Chan

Public debate & Participation / Article /

What immediate impact has the pandemic had on young people and what do we need to consider in the longer term?

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Dr Siobhan O'Connor is wearing a floral blouse and has long dark hair and dark glasses. She is sitting on a yellow sofa

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Dr Siobhan O’Connor

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The role of nurses has never been more critical than during the pandemic yet do we have enough of them and how might investment in nursing reduce the risk of future outbreaks?

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Close up of Professor Stephen Reicher FRSE wearing blue collared top. Stephen has a beard and close cropped hair.

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Professor Stephen Reicher FBA FRSE

Building National Resilience / Data, Evidence & Science / Inclusive Public Service / Article /

What have we learned about the dynamic of shared identity and group formation and how can we apply this to the practical issues needed to contain the infection?

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Professor Nasar Meer is wearing a white collarless shirt and leaning against a wall outside

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Professor Nasar Meer FRSE

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The impact of Covid-19 amongst certain ethnic minority groups has been disproportionate in certain areas – what are the reasons for this?

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Fergus Linehan has short brown hair and is wearing a leather jacket standing outside against a wall

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01/07/2020

Reflections for the future – Fergus Linehan FRSE

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Covid-19 presents festivals with the opportunity to consider a carbon neutral future and for policy makers to consider the role of festivals as economic drivers.

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