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Saving lives through real-time insight

For our academic community, reacting to the global COVID-19 crisis was not enough. Instead, experts at the University assembled to respond by reimagining the approach to research in this area.

Working in collaboration with the government and key partners, NTU researchers Daniel King, Ian Clark, Rowena Hill and Will Rossiter worked to analyse the dramatic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on local economies, business sectors, non-compliant workplaces, the voluntary sector and other local social enterprises.

By providing real-time data through easy-to navigate dashboards and maps on how the pandemic impacted working practices and operations in these vital areas, policy makers and practitioners were able to effectively respond to the crisis.

The University also took the lead on assembling teams of researchers from both within NTU and across other institutions to analyse data, evaluate academic literature, produce reports and deliver transparent intelligence briefings.

Academics across NTU continue to inform debate and shape policies around the pandemic, offering their expertise to help strengthen resilience within communities, tackle inequality, aid recovery, help rebuild the UK’s economy and save lives.

Safety and Security of Citizens and Society

Our research around the response to the Covid-19 pandemic aligns with the research theme of Safety and Security of Citizens and Society.

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Groups and centres

Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice

The Centre for People, Work and Organizational Practice seeks to understand and improve how people are managed within organisations, drawing on theories from Human Resource Management and Organisational Studies.

Work, Informalisation and Place Research Centre (WIP)

The WIP Research Centre undertakes methodologically innovative interdisciplinary studies with a specific focus upon the spatial dimensions of contemporary work and employment in sectors such as hand car washes, nail bars and small-scale garment manufacturing.

Centre for Economic, Policy and Public Management (CEPPM)

The CEPPM, within Nottingham Business School (NBS), brings together research being undertaken on policy issues concerning public management across the whole public sector (at international, national, regional and local scales), public and emergency services, economics consultancy, and applied economics.

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