2023 November Virtual Seminar
Chairs: Professor Lisa Boden (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Hayley MacGregor (Institute of Development Studies)
Social behaviour and policy session – interdisciplinary working for pandemic preparedness. Short presentations followed by open discussion/questions.
Dr Katie Adam (University of Edinburgh)
Katie is a Research Fellow in the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems at the University of Edinburgh, and a Knowledge Broker for the Scottish Government’s Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC). She works as part of an interdisciplinary team, including epidemiologists, social scientists, economists and mathematical modellers, to develop and deliver scientific evidence to inform policy decisions around outbreak preparedness and response.
Dr Lukas Engelmann (University of Edinburgh)
Lukas Engelmann is a Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the History and Sociology of Biomedicine at the University of Edinburgh. He leads the Epidemy Lab, which is concerned with the history and present of epidemiological reasoning in the twentieth century, funded by an ERC Starting Grant in 2020. His first book, Mapping AIDS, was published with Cambridge University Press in 2018 and considers the visual and medical history of AIDS/HIV. He also published a co-authored monograph with Christos Lynteris, Sulphuric Utopias, with MIT Press (open access) in 2020, which tells the technological history of fumigation and the political history of maritime sanitation at the turn of the twentieth century.
Dr Sybil Mohr (University of Glasgow) – Scottish Covid Response Consortium and COVID-19 Modelling