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Using Behavioural Science to Improve Our Responses to Pandemics: A COVID 19 Global Study – OR Society webinar

Using Behavioural Science to Improve Our Responses to Pandemics: A COVID-19 Global Study by Megan Crawford, Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University on 27 May 2019. Megan Crawford is working with the BehaviourWorks lab at Monash University. They are using behavioural science to better understand how the public is experiencing COVID-19. They aim to create an international, … Continue reading

People get fed “number theatre” in the daily Covid19 press briefings.

If you want to understand the risks associated with Covid19, it’s well worth watching Professor David Spiegelhalter on the Andrew Marr show this morning. Starts at 46 minutes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000j4vd/the-andrew-marr-show-10052020 Here’s a summary: Infection Fatality Rate <1%, implies at least 3.5M people in the UK infected with the virus but it could be double that or … Continue reading

Blackett Lecture 2019: lessons from winning Olympic gold for building a better world

On Wednesday night I attended the OR Society’s annual Blackett Lecture which was given by Professor Philip Bond (Professor of Creativity and Innovation at the University of Manchester, a Fellow at Oxford and Visiting Professor at Bristol University). His topic was “From high-performance teams to a high-performance economy; lessons from winning Olympic gold for building … Continue reading

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