Forthcoming! Participation in “Healthscapes: Shaping the future of the post-pandemic society” (19th Biennal European Society for Health and Medical Sociology Conference)

I am excited conferencing is going back to being in person! I will be giving two papers at the 19th Biennal European Society for Health and Medical Sociology conference (August 25th-27th), with theme “Healthscapes. Shaping the future of the post-pandemic society”, at the University of Bologna- Forlì campus.

https://eshms2022.wixsite.com/eshms2022

The first paper is titled “What experts? Whose advice? The “Delphi oracle” and “Moses tablets” in the management of the covid19 health emergency in Italy” with Giorgia Dal Fabbro (University of Trento), Federica Angeli (University of York) and builds on our research for the ESCaPE project.

The second paper is titled “A public health ethics perspective on age-based COVID-19 preventive measures in Southern Switzerland” and is a work-in-progress with Dr Laurie Corna (University of Applied Sciences & Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)), David Maciariello (University of Applied Sciences & Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)), Stefano Cavalli (University of Applied Sciences & Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI))

The full programme of the conference can be dowloaded here.

New research output EScAPE project: Mobilization of expert knowledge and advice to manage the COVID-19 emergency in Italy in 2020. 

Expert knowledge and expertise are increasingly important to support of effective decision making. In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, most nations have put in place new institutional mechanisms to secure expert advice in a variety of contexts to inform public health response.

The goal of the ESCaPE research project is to comparatively investigate the ways in which scientific knowledge is being used to inform policy in response to the Covid-19 emergency. Colorado, aiming at a comparative, international evaluation of mechanisms of science and more in general of expert advice in the pandemic emergency.

I am leading the Italy case study, with Professor Federica Angeli, Chair in Management at the University of York, as co-lead. We are assisted in this research by Giorgia Dal Fabbro of the University of Trento.

NEW RESEARCH OUTPUT:

Camporesi, S., Angeli F., Dal Fabbro G (2022) Mobilization of expert knowledge and advice for the management of the COVID-19 emergency in Italy in 2020.  Humanities and Social Sciences Communications doi 10.1057/s41599-022-01042-6 available OPEN ACCESS here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-022-01042-6

World, We’ve Got This Podcast episode 7, season 3: “In conversation about a future with no humans as we know them”

In this episode of World, We’ve Got This (season 3, episode 7, aired  January 28th, 2022), Sara Dahlen, a PhD candidate in Bioethics & Society and Dr Silvia Camporesi, Reader in Bioethics and Health Humanities, discuss an imagined future in which “there will be no humans as we know them”, humanity’s relationship with nature and technology, and explore some of the bioethical questions facing us today.

Sara’s essay, “Notes to No-One”, won the 2021 King’s Biotechnology & Society Essay Contest and imagines a future after an ecological collapse where humanity has almost been destroyed by climate change, wildfires and endocrine disruptions.

You can read Sara’s essay, and find out more about the Biotechnology and Society research group on the King’s website.

From left to right: Professor John Harris (chair of writing essay contest), Dr Sara Bea (Chair of Biotechnology & Society Research Group), Dr Silvia Camporesi (Director, Bioethics & Society MSc, joining remotely), and Dr Sara Dahlen (winner of 2021 Biotechnology & Society Essay Contest).

You can listen to this episode of World, We’ve Got this: here:

https://shows.acast.com/worldwegotthis/episodes/in-conversation-about-a-future-without-humans