UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVid-19 Evidence Reviews)

UNCOVER Online Conference 2021

The UNCOVER Conference showcased the results of rapid reviews for decision-makers, carried out by UNCOVER in 2021, as well as keynote speeches and panel sessions focused on COVID-19, public heath evidence synthesis, and innovative models of learning and teaching.

Full programme details and links to register for each session are available below.

Conference Programme

Day 1: Monday 11 October 2021

Monday 11th October 13:00-15:00 

Schedule Talk Speaker(s)
13:00 Welcome and introduction to Keynote Professor Evropi Theodoratou, Co-Lead UNCOVER
13:10 Keynote: Exploring the Link Between Ethnic / Racial Inequalities and COVID-19 Dr Gwenetta Curry, Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity and Health
13:20 Q&A  
  COVID-19 In Our Daily Lives  
13:25 What is the Impact of COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies on the Mental Health of Post-Secondary School Students?

Dr Emma Farfan de los Godos, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH student

13:35 Stepping Outside of the Norm: The Neighbourhood Review

Dr Thulani Ashcroft, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH graduate

13:45 What is the Infectious Dose of SARS-Cov-2?

Dr Prerna Krishan, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH graduate

Yijia Dong, UNCOVER Reviewer

MBChB student, Y3

13:55 The Association between University Semester Dates and the Reproduction Number of SARS-Cov-2 at Local Authority Level

Peter Sloan

MBChB student, Y6

14:05 Q&A  
  COVID-19 and Its Complications  
14:15 What is the Risk of Serious COVID-19 Outcomes among Adults and Children with Severe Asthma?

Miss Nadege Atkins, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH graduate

Bohee Lee, UNCOVER Reviewer

PhD student

14:25 Long Covid in Children

Sanaz Behnood

Clinical Research Consultant, MSc. Clinical Trials

14:35 Long Covid: Challenges to Evidence-Based Policy Making

Ms Jasmin Graciela Rostron, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH graduate

14:45 Q&A  
14:55 Close  

Watch Again: Day 1 Recording on MediaHopper 

Day 2: Tuesday 12 October 2021

 Tuesday 12th October 13:00-15:00

Schedule Talk Speaker(s)
13:00 Welcome

Dr Ruth McQuillan,  Co-Lead UNCOVER

  Keynote Professor Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health
13:10 Panel: Reflecting on evidence synthesis in the COVID era – what we have learned and what has changed?

Ms Marshall Dozier (Chair), UNCOVER Information Specialist, College Lead for Library Academic Support (CMVM) and Academic Support Librarian (Medicine)

Professor Jeremy Grimshaw, COVID-END

Dr Nikita Burke, Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Dr Garth Reid, Public Health Scotland

  Students Making a Difference  
13:35 UNCOVER's Working Model Dr Neneh Rowa-Dewar, UNCOVER Student-Staff Liaison
13:40 Address from the Vice Principal (Students) Professor Colm Harmon, Vice Principal (Students)
13:50 PTAS Project: Student Resources

Mrs Damilola Iduye BNSc MN, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH graduate

14:00 Co-production in a time of crisis: A Qualitative exploration into the experience of contributing to UNCOVER

Mrs Kayla Ostrishko, UNCOVER Reviewer

Masters by Research in Population Health Sciences student

14:10 Q&A  
  COVID-19 in Context  
14:20 How is Alcohol Consumption in Social Gatherings related to Observance of COVID-19 Restrictions?

Emily Adams, UNCOVER Reviewer

PhD student

Sarah Nelson, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH student

14:30 COVID-19, Influenza and RSV

Ms Durga Kulkarni, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH graduate

Dr Madhurima Nundy, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH graduate

Dr Eldad Agyei-Manu, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH student

Urmila Bhattacharyya, UNCOVER Reviewer

MPH student

14:50 Q&A  
15:00 Close  

Watch Again: Day 2 Recording on MediaHopper

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact the UNCOVER administration team.