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.
Explore the latest news and projects
Daniel King is named in the Charity Times as a top 20 Pandemic Pioneer
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Research reveals barriers to increasing diversity in voluntary organisations - despite many having plans to improve inclusivity
Mon 19 Jul 2021
Research reveals the rise of the digital volunteer, with more than 90% of voluntary organisations moving operations online during the pandemic
Fri 21 May 2021
Pandemic improves ‘responsiveness’ of local authorities to charities, but new research finds smaller charities missing out
Tue 20 Apr 2021
Pandemic impact on charities continues to be ‘uneven’ but funding challenges are on horizon, research shows
Mon 15 Mar 2021
Research suggests change to formal volunteering during pandemic
Mon 15 Feb 2021
Foresight finale: C19 National Foresight Group concludes its work
Fri 22 Jan 2021
One year on: Measuring the impact of Covid-19 on society, communities and the people who managed the pandemic
Mon 22 Mar 2021
Daniel is a Professor at Nottingham Business School.
Ian is a Professor in the HRM division within the Business School. He works with colleagues in the HRM division and those based across the Business School to further raise the scale and scope of the scholarly, research, impact and engagement trajectories of the School.
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.
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)
Centre for Economic, Policy and Public Management (CEPPM)
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Creating a buzz in animal behaviour.
Transforming a regular craft into a remarkable revolution.
Feeding the growing population without further harming our fragile planet.
Rethinking how individuals interact in our online world.
Understanding language, dialect, and their role in building our sense of self.
Helping surgeons prepare for life-saving operations.
Creating the homes of the future.
Fighting to make women’s safety everyone’s responsibility