Dr Agnieszka Kubal examines the response to and consequences of judicial threats to reproductive rights in Poland. Continue reading On the frontline: What does the decision of the Constitutional Court mean for women’s human rights in Poland?
Dr Gul Deniz Salali details her findings from a new survey on behavioural responses to COVID-19, revealing why many Europeans may be hesitant to get a vaccine. Continue reading Conspiracy Theories, Cognitive Biases and Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Rebecca O’Connell and Julia Brannen (both UCL Institute of Education) explain how the COVID-19 pandemic reveals and exacerbates existing food inequalities. Continue reading We’re not ‘all in this together’: COVID-19 exposes stark realities of food insecurity
Jonathan Kamkhaji, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter, and Claudio Radaelli, Professor of Public Policy at UCL, argue that the surprising nature of the coronavirus crisis means governments cannot base their response on scientific evidence alone. Continue reading COVID-19: The presence and pitfalls of evidence-based policy
UCL Philosophy Professor James Wilson explores the philosophical public health implications of the coronavirus.
I’m a philosopher of public health. Like most philosophers, I generally tend to take my time in thinking about problems. Philosophers pride ourselves on the carefulness and disinterestedness of our reasoning about ethical principles – seeking to make recommendations impartially rather than on the basis of whim, or the feelings of the moment. Continue reading Philosophy & public policy: lessons from COVID-19