Professor Andrew Curran is the Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research at the Health and Safety Executive. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been an active participant in SAGE, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, which provides advice to support government decision makers, and is co-chair of the SAGE Environmental Modelling Group. He is now leading one of the six large (about £18M) National COVID 19 Core Projects, which is being delivered by the ‘PROTECT’ Partnership for Research in Occupational, Transport, Environmental COVID Transmission between government, regulators and academia.
Professor Curran will lead this seminar and discuss how science is helping to improve how we can understand the risks of virus transmission in workplaces and other settings, the evidence challenges being tackled through PROTECT, and how scientific evidence is being used to inform decision making by HSE policymakers and wider government. The seminar will include a ‘Q&A’ session.
See HSE's COVID-19 science webpages for an overview of HSE science and research on COVID 19. For news about HSE science follow Professor Curran on Twitter using @CSA_HSE.
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