UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVid-19 Evidence Reviews)


Latest updates from UNCOVER, its members and affiliates.

UNCOVER Annual Report 2020-2021

Our Annual Report looks back on the first two years of UNCOVER, in 2020 and 2021, reflecting on our development as an award-winning team, a trusted partner to decision-makers nationally and globally, a source of public health evidence that crosses disciplinary boundaries and a centre for student learning and growth.

UNCOVER's Brilliant Women

Tuesday March 8 marked International Women's Day, so there's no better time to share perspectives from two of UNCOVER's brilliant women:

UNCOVER team collaborate on review of public health measures in the BMJ

A new systematic review and meta-analysis has just been published in the BMJ, evaluating the effectiveness of public health measures - including hand-washing, mask-wearing and physical distancing - in reducing COVID-19 incidence, transmission and mortality.

Congratulations to Dr Xiaomeng Zhang

Everyone at UNCOVER congratulates Dr Xiaomeng Zhang, who has just earnt her PhD on the "Application of instrumental variables methods for the investigation of non - genetic biomarkers and other risk factors for colorectal cancer risk".

A Productive Summer for UNCOVER

During the second year of the pandemic, the need for a strong public health evidence base to help inform decision-makers has not diminished. If anything, the issues that we are all grappling with have become more complex and challenging, as we get to grips with the long-term consequences of COVID-19, and reassess our approach to work and education, healthcare, housing and public safety, with the ever-present threat of the virus resurging.

UNCOVER 2021 Conference Now Open for Registration

The conference will showcase the results of rapid reviews conducted for decision-makers in 2021, by students and staff working collaboratively as part of the Usher Network for COVID-19 Evidence Reviews. The conference includes keynote speeches from Professor Linda Bauld and Professor Colm Harmon, and a fascinating guest panel session reflecting on lessons learned from doing evidence synthesis during a pandemic.

UNCOVER Features as part of World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day

We are delighted that the UNCOVER 2021 Conference will feature as part of a worldwide programme of events for World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day, which is marked on 20 October every year.

UNCOVER features as part of the Open.Ed showcase

Open.Ed showcases good examples of open practice.

UNCOVER and co-creation

The work of UNCOVER included in a TImes Higher Education article, April 2021.

Working together

UNCOVER students Rima, Eva, Lara, Gemma and Prerna wrote about their indoor review and UNCOVER experience on Teaching Matters.