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.


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:

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:

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