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.
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
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.