Balancing citizen wellbeing and ethics in times of crisis. Systems mapping of expert policy advice.

By Dr Sarah Ball, Dr Robert Lepenies, Professor Holger Strassheim, and Dr Jessica Pykett The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital role that behavioural expertise and behaviourally-informed public policies can play in keeping people safe and in understanding risky or health-promoting behaviours, such as compliance with social distancing rules. The public health decision making landscape is a complex one, involving … Continue reading “Balancing citizen wellbeing and ethics in times of crisis. Systems mapping of expert policy advice.”

Let’s Talk About Poverty, by Hannah Absalom

On Tuesday 16th March, a national conference was hosted by HQN and Hough Bellis called ‘Hard Times – the HQN Poverty Conference’. It was particularly significant in clearly focussing on poverty and connecting research with practice. I was asked to Chair the event which I was happy to do, as I believe we need to … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Poverty, by Hannah Absalom”

Expertise and Ethics in Times of Crisis: where and when should ethics come into play? By Sarah Ball, Robert Lepenies, Jessica Pykett, Holger Strassheim

The Centre for Urban Wellbeing at University of Birmingham is currently working on the early stages of a project with researchers at the University of Bielefeld, University of Melbourne and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, which will explore how governments and policymakers incorporate ethical concerns into their decision making processes. Some of the … Continue reading “Expertise and Ethics in Times of Crisis: where and when should ethics come into play? By Sarah Ball, Robert Lepenies, Jessica Pykett, Holger Strassheim”