The British Academy was asked by the Government Office for Science to produce an independent review on the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19. Their new report ‘The COVID-decade’ has gathered evidence on three key areas that address the impact the pandemic has had on (1) health and wellbeing, (2) communities, culture and belonging, and (3) knowledge, skills and employment.
Four of the authors of the report were able to describe to journalists what they have found, and also speak to an accompanying report ‘Shaping the COVID Decade’, which addresses how policy makers might respond.
Prof Dominic Abrams FBA, Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent
Prof Melinda Mills FBA, Director, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford
Prof Richard Blundell CBE FBA, David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London
Dr Molly Morgan Jones, Director of Public Policy, the British Academy