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The Whitaker Institute Podcast Channel features a series of interviews and seminars on Innovation and Societal Change.

Today FM – Why Threatening People With Fines Won’t Stop Covid Spreading

Whitaker Institute member Dr Hannah Durand, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, spoke to Today FM’s Dermot and Dave about the recent International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation (iCARE) research, carried out in collaboration with the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre in Canada, to understand the socio-demographic, behavioural and economic determinants of adherence to physical distancing guidance…. | Read on »

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Today with Claire Byrne – Covid 19: Targeted Messaging

Research from NUI Galway, co-ordinated by Whitaker Institute member Dr Hannah Durand, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, as part of a global study of attitudes towards COVID-19 public health guidelines shows that threats of arrest, fines or quarantine do not help encourage people to behave in line with the advice. The International COVID-19 Awareness… | Read on »

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RTÉ Drivetime – Psychology behind dangerous driving

Whitaker Institute member Dr Kiran Sarma, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, spoke to RTÉ’s Drivetime with Mary Wilson about new research he is carrying out in relation to the psychology behind dangerous driving, to try and get a better understanding of why some drivers get disqualified.

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Surveillance, Privacy and COVID-19

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has released a podcast which discusses the ethical questions surrounding proposed tracking measures to contain the spread of the disease. In the podcast, John is joined by Carissa Véliz, Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford and the Wellcome Centre for… | Read on »

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The Vital Ethical Contexts of Coronavirus

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has released a podcast looks at the response from government and media to the pandemic through the lens of ethics. In the podcast, John is joined by David Shaw, a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel and… | Read on »

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How to Understand COVID 19

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has released a podcast which discusses how to understand COVID19 and form reasonable beliefs about the public health information that has been issued in response to it. The podcast features Dr Katherine Furman, lecturer in philosophy at the University of Liverpool. Listen to the podcast… | Read on »

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The Ethics of Healthcare Prioritisation during COVID 19

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Danaher, of the Technology and Governance cluster, has released a podcast featuring Lars Sandman from the University of Linköping , Sweden. In the podcast they discusses the ethics of healthcare prioritisation in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, focusing specifically on some principles Lars, along with others, developed for the Swedish… | Read on »

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