Impact

Co-production is an important principle of our Impact strategy. In each of the strands of the project - public adherence, mutual aid, and civil contingencies - partners are involved in developing the research questions, designing the studies, analysing the findings, and co-authoring outputs.

Mutual aid toolbox – tips for groups developed with mutual aid group interviews and organizers. https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/projects/groups-and-covid/community-support-and-mutual-aid/mutual-aid-toolbox 

Local experience informing national change: Staffordshire Resilience Forum's focus on the future. https://www.eventsforce.net/keele/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=52125&ef_sel_menu=1079&eventID=175 

Evidence-based guidance on COVID communications (July 2021). https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/projects/groups-and-covid/public-adherence/covid-communications 

All Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus; Report on Covid Green Pass for International Travel (June 2021). https://appgcoronavirus.marchforchange.uk/covid_green_pass 

SPI-B: Health status certification in relation to COVID-19, behavioural and social considerations. (9 December 2020). https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/spi-b-health-status-certification-in-relation-to-covid-19-behavioural-and-social-considerations-9-december-2020

Towards a COVID-secure Euro 2020 (2021). Independent Sage. https://www.independentsage.org/towards-a-covid-secure-euro2020/

Parliamentary hearing on Covid passports for mass events and international travel (4th May 2021) 

 

Written evidence to the Home Office submitted by Louise Davidson, University of Sussex, and others (COR0199) Coming together to respond to Covid-19: Evidence of ‘What Works’ in a Multi-Agency Response (2021). https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/21906/pdf/ 

Written evidence to the Home Office submitted by Matt Radburn, Keele University, and others on the extent to which the Home Office and its associated bodies have learned lessons and improved the policy and operational response as the pandemic has evolved (2021). https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/22298/pdf/

Burgess, R.A., Richard H Osborne R.H., Yongabi, K.A., Greenhalgh, T., Gurdasani, D., Kang, G., Falade, A.G., Odone, A., Busse, R., Martin-Moreno, J.M., Reicher, S., & McKee, M. (2020). The COVID-19 vaccines rush: participatory community engagement matters more than ever. The Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32642-8 

This document examines the relevant research to critically examine the evidence for and against the use of punishment in adherence to the Covid behavioural regulations. Alternatives to an emphasis on punishment are suggested. https://www.independentsage.org/independent-sage-briefing-note-on-use-of-punishments-in-the-covid-response/ 

This document reviews some of the literature showing that the rollout vaccination could adversely affect adherence to the health protective behaviours that are still necessary. Communication strategies, based on what we know about engaging the public, are recommended. https://www.independentsage.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Adverse-behavioural-effects-of-vaccines-7.1.pdf 

This document draws upon our recent work on mutual aid groups to analyse what is needed to help support self-isolation – see Annex B. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/952799/s1020-Reducing-within-between-household-transmission.pdf 

Gurdasani, D., Bear, L.,  The UK needs a sustainable strategy for COVID-19. The Lancet.

SPI-B (Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours) (2020). Role of Community Champions networks to increase engagement in context of COVID-19: evidence and best practice. We provided a rapid review of the evidence on public volunteering for this document, including extensive analysis of the activities and nature of mutual aid groups. 

IDB/GOV-LAB (2020). Rapid Toolkit for Behavioral Interventions and COVID-19: Key strategies for improving the effectiveness of public health messaging during the Pandemic. 

Davidson, L., Carter, H., Drury, J., Amlôt, R., Haslam, A., & Stott, C. (2020). Covid-19: What works in an effective multi-agency response, Part III. Crisis Response.

Davidson, L., Carter, H., Drury, J., Amlôt, R., Haslam, A., & Stott, C. (2020). Covid-19: What works in an effective multi-agency response, Part II. Crisis Response.

Davidson, L., Carter, H., Drury, J., Amlôt, R., Haslam, A., & Stott, C. (2020). Covid-19: Recommendations to improve effective multi-agency response, Part I. Crisis Response.

Davidson, L., Carter, H., Drury, J., Amlôt, R., Haslam, A., & Stott, C. (2020). Recommendations to promote an effective multi-agency response. Crisis Response.