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Covid19 Publications

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Grants Awarded for Covid19 Research

  • Chief Scientist Office. Understanding longer-term health impacts of social distancing and
    behavioural interventions introduced to prevent the spread of infection in the populationDr Katie Robb (PI) & Professor Rory O’Connor. £37,000.
  • Hunt K, Stead M, Purves R, Bunn C, Gray C, Reith G, Wardle H, Dobbie F, Critchlow N, Donnachie A. Transitions to more harmful forms of gambling during Covid-19 pandemic: behaviours and targeted marketing in young people and bettors on sport. ESRC £464,387. Jun 2020-Dec 2021.
  • Gray CM, O’Donnell K, Wyke S part of a Scotland-wide consortium of 33 behavioural scientists Protecting population physical & mental health during the coronavirus pandemic: A representative national weekly survey to understand changes. CSO £324,472. May 2020-Nov 2020.
  • Shakespeare T, Watson N, Burns N, Pearson C, Wiseman P, Banks M and Kupar H. Disability and Covid 19. The aim of this study is to understand disabled people's experiences during the COVID-19 epidemic, barriers experienced and lessons learned for policy and  practice. £390,000 ESRC COVID-19 Rapid Response research call
  • Crampin A, Mwansambo C, Chauma Mwale A, Madise N, Ho A, Mwapasa V, Nyirenda T, Read J, Jewell C, MacPherson P, Price A, Amoah ASARS-CoV-2 immunoepidemiology in Wellcome-funded urban andrural cohorts in Malawi : generating evidence to inform regional medium and long term decision making. Wellcome £249,544.00
  • Hatton, C., Hastings, R, Abbott, D., Beyer, S., Bradshaw, J., Gore, N., Heslop, P., Jahoda, A., Marriot, A., Scior, K., Taggart, L., and Todd, S. Title: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with learning disabilities and factors associated with better outcomes. MRC award, £763,431 (September 2020- 2021)
  • Prof Kate O’Donnell as PI; Dr Sara Macdonald and Dr David Blane as Co-Is. Title: Patient and public understanding of, and preferences for, digital tools to support the Scottish Test, Trace, Isolate, Support programme for COVID-19 infection. DHI/PHS; £30,000. (June – August 2020).
  • How has Covid-19 social distancing amplified the mental health vulnerabilities of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM)?  Dr Jamie Frankis, Reader in Health Psychology, GCU, Prof P Flowers, U. Strathclyde; Prof L McDaid, U. Glasgow; Dr D Strongylou, R Kincaid, GCU, J Heng, NHS Glasgow; T Tougher, NHS Lanarkshire; Y Kerr & Dr D Clutterbuck, NHS Lothian; Dr L Wallace, HPS; N Sparling, HIV Scotland.  CSO £49,728 
  • Social and health impacts of COVID-19 suppression in vulnerable groupsProf Sarah ArmstrongDr Lucy Pickering - CSO £186,869

 


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit

Robertson Centre for Biostatistics

The Roberson Centre for Biostatistics are involved as co-applicants/partners in the undernoted Covid19-related grants:

  • UKRI NIHR - Demographic, multi-morbidity and genetic impact on myocardial involvement and its recovery from COVID-19: the COVID-HEART study - Prof Colin J Berry, Robertson Centre (Data Management, Statistics, Project Management, ECGs] – Total Grant award £620,076
  • Medical Research Scotland – The influence of COVID-19 pandemic on the Scottish congenital heart disease populationDr Mark Danton, Professor J G Cleland, Professor Alex McConnachieMs Sharon Kean – Total Grant Award £20,000
  • Medical Research Scotland - Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Ventilated Patients with COVID-19 (COVID-RV)Dr Ben Shelley, Professor Colin J Berry, Dr Claudia-Martina Messow – Total Grant Award £18,280
  • Chief Scientists Office – Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Imaging in SARS Coronavirus disease-19 (CISCO-19)Professor Colin J Berry, Professor Alex McConnachieMs Sharon Kean – Total Grant Award £47,940
  • Medical Research Scotland - 3D Telemedicine: Transforming Patient Communication during Covid-19Dr Steven Lo, Robertson Centre [Statistics] - Total Grant Award £19,829

Additional advisory roles and outputs:

  • RCB provides technical support for Professor Pell to analyse data in the Glasgow SafeHaven to inform the Health Board’s strategy on COVID-19 ‘shielding’.
  • The RCB team has also created several UK national registries (supported by the British Cardiovascular Society) to capture cardiovascular complications and interventions associated with COVID-19,
  • Dr Pierpaolo Pellicori (Clinical Senior Lecturer) is leading a Cochrane Rapid Review on cardiovascular complications of COVID-19.

Covid19 Advisory Roles

SPHSU

  • Dr Elise Whitley is a member of Public Health Scotland’s Mental Health Cell and currently contributing to priority setting for future work and advising on likely data sources for monitoring.
  • Dr Eric Silverman is a member of Covid-19 Healthcare Coalition which is developing a decision-support dashboard intended to help policy-makers in the US to monitor the progress of the pandemic at the state and county level throughout the country.
  • Professor Rich Mitchell and Dr Jonathan Olsen are on Public Health Scotland's Social and System Recovery: Environments and Spaces Group. Rich is leading their Evidence and Data subgroup.
    The group is currently exploring the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for open spaces, parks, streets, public spaces.
  • Ms Ruth Dundas is part of The Scottish COVID-19 Response Consortium (SCRC) - a group of epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, data scientists, software developers and other scientists that have come together to develop new models to help inform the control of COVID-19.
  • One of the key groups identified by RAMP to develop a wider range of pandemic models is the University of Glasgow led Scottish COVID-19 Response Consortium. SPHSU is involved in curating data to support model specification and calibration, and we will be increasingly involved in model design and programming.
  • Dr Vittal Katikireddi is co-chair and Dr Rachel ThomsonDr Theocharis Kromydas and Dr Peter Craig are members of a group convened by Public Health Scotland to advise the Scottish Government and other stakeholders (e.g. CoSLA, Social Security Scotland) on the impacts of the COVID-19 response on health and health inequalities that arise through economic and related pathways, and on actions that may mitigate negative impacts and enhance positive impacts. The group has published a briefing looking at protecting the health of the working-age population as lockdown reduces. 

Other Covid19 Outputs

INS (International Neuropsychological Society) Newsletter

  • Narayanan, J., Evans, J.J., & Wilson, B.A., (2020) Balint’s syndrome as a consequence of COVID-19: A case from Southern India. INS News: International Neuropsychological Society Member Newsletter, Issue 3, p27-31

BMJ Editorial

Public Health Scotland Report


Acknowledgement

We are grateful to Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) for allowing us to use content from the main MVLS COVID-19 OUTPUTS webpage and to ICAMS' Karen Trofimova and IHW's Audrey Dickie for keeping our information up to date.