Lessons for International HSR from the Covid-19 pandemic

Watch a recording of this webinar which took place on Wednesday 1 July, 10.00 – 11.15 BST


Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Policies and Systems; advisor to the European Commission, World Health Organisation and World Bank; and visiting professor at Imperial College London

Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Respondents panel: Chiara Dall'Ora, Senior Research Fellow at NIHR CLAHRC Wessex at the University of Southampton; Mark Dayan, Policy Analyst and Head of Public Affairs, Nuffield Trust; Ashra Khanom, Research Fellow, Swansea University; Manbinder Sidhu, Research Fellow at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

Chair: Judith Smith, Deputy Chair of HSR UK and Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham


The extraordinary and unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic have put research at the centre of government policies and clinical practice, and scientists and academics have been prominent in the media and public debate.  In our opening plenary, we ask what we should learn from the way that health services research has been used – or not used – by governments, and how evidence has been put to work to inform practice in areas like social distancing and new ways of organising healthcare delivery.  With two keynote speakers and a panel of respondents, this will certainly be a lively and informative debate.

Like to know more? In their blog 'Policy responses to Covid-19: what worked, what didn’t, and why?' panellists respond to some of the top questions they were asked during the event.