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BPI COVID-19 Webinars - Expressions of interest for future presentations

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27 May 2020

Bristol Poverty Institute COVID-19 Webinars

Poverty dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: Expressions of interest for future presentations

The Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) are pleased to announce a new webinar series exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 on those experiencing, and/or at risk of falling into, poverty. The first webinar in this series will focus on the poverty dimensions of the pandemic in the UK, and will welcome a broad range of perspectives. The webinar will consist of a series of 15-minute presentations, with opportunity for Q&A following each presentation. Registration is free via Eventbrite

This webinar series aims to bring together a variety of participants representing different sectors, with a range of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches. We recognise that different professional, academic and civic communities will have access to different sources of information, datasets, and tools for analysis, and may also have different immediate priorities. We are, however, all driven by the ultimate aim of reducing the negative impacts of this global pandemic on all aspects of society, and particularly on those communities a individuals who are already experiencing disadvantages. By bringing together a range of perspectives we seek to improve our understanding of the poverty dimensions of this pandemic, and by extension our ability to influence policy and practice in order to mitigate its negative impacts.

The poverty dimensions of this pandemic in the UK are wide-ranging and complex. This first webinar will therefore serve to set the scene for the ensuing series, identifying some of the key topics, challenges, and policy issues. Building on this first webinar, organised by the BPI team, University of Bristol researchers will be able to apply to host their own webinar within this series in collaboration with external partner(s). The BPI team will assist with setting up the registration process, online platform, and promoting the event via our various channels. Potential future topics may include, for example:

  • Poverty dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in other national, international, or regional contexts; or
  • Specific thematic foci, including but not limited to livelihoods, benefits’ systems, healthcare systems, social care, socioeconomic inequalities, neighbourhood effects, rates of infection/mortality among different social or ethnic groups, mental health, migration, trade, food supply chains, and policy approaches.

Where expressions of interest for future webinar coalesce around particular themes we may put applicants in touch with one another to explore setting up a future webinar on their shared area of interest and expertise.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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