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Queen Mary Global Policy Institute

A global mapping of the use of expertise in the management of Covid-19

When: Friday, May 14, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Zoom webinar, online

This webinar presented the findings of the project "A global mapping of the use of expertise and evidence-informed policies in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic", funded by the Research England Quality-related Research Strategic Priorities Fund, Queen Mary University of London. 

An interactive map on how different governments across the globe employed expertise and evidence-informed policies to manage the Covid-19 pandemic was launched on the day of the event.

Recap on the event

The webinar brought together researchers and high-ranking government officials, fostering dialogue between academia and policymakers. Speakers shared their experience of the management of the pandemic and discussed how the advice of scientists and experts was used in their countries.


Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security and Deputy Dean for Global Engagement Europe, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).


12:30 PM        Webinar Opening and Welcome Address

Professor Colin Grant, Vice Principal (International) QMUL

12:35 PM        Presentation of research findings

Dr Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management QMUL

Dr Angelos Angelou, Research Assistant QMUL

Dr Dimitra Panagiotatou, Research Assistant QMUL

1:00 PM          Evidence from the Republic of Korea

Mr Yoon-jong Kim, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)

1:10 PM          Evidence from South Africa

Professor Koleka Mlisana, Chair of South African Ministerial Advisory Committee for Covid-19

1:20 PM          Evidence from Kenya

Senator Sylvia Mueni Kasanga, Chair of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Covid-19

1:30 PM          Evidence from the United Kingdom

Professor Carole Mundell, Chief International Science Envoy at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

1:40 PM          Q&A and Discussion

2:00 PM          End of Webinar

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