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Webinar: Researching Poverty Ethically at a Time of Global Crisis: Lessons and Challenges

Thursday 11 June 2020, 1.00PM to 2.30pm BST

Speaker(s): Katharine Wright, Nuffield Council on Bioethics; Professor Lisa Scullion, University of Salford; and Azmina Siddique, The Children's Society

Following a two-year in-depth inquiry run by an international working group, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' report 'Research in global health emergencies: ethical issues' was published in January 2020, a matter of weeks before we began to see the impact of COVID-19 in the UK. The report - the prescient timeliness - offers an ethical compass and valuable reflections for those of us who are now attempting to carry out research that is suitable and sensitive to these new times. 

Co-author of the report, Katharine Wright, Assistant Director for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, will reflect on lessons from this project in terms of an 'ethical compass' to help guide policy approaches, which can be used to reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic in a UK setting. Professor Lisa Scullion, University of Salford, will draw on her experiences of setting up a new UKRI-funded project on 'Welfare as a (social) distance', and think through the ethical issues involved in light of COVID-19. Finally, Azmina Siddique, Policy and Research Manager, The Children's Society, will discuss new evidence from ongoing practice in a rapidly changing time, thinking through how the voluntary sector is seeking to deliver impactful evidence to inform policy responses at a time of rapid change. 

Presentations will be kept short to allow time for discussion. The webinar will be Chaired by Professor Karen Rowlingson, University of Birmingham, Chair of the Social Policy Association. 


This webinar is part of a new series: 'Researching poverty in the pandemic: thinking through key issues and challenges.' This series is a core element of the new Nuffield Foundation funded project COVID-19 and low income families: poverty in the pandemic

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Location: Zoom meeting - please register above.

Admission: Free