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ADPH Joint Symposium: What psychology can contribute to pandemic response

Delegate packs | February 17, 2022

Tuesday 15th March (13:00-16:00)

Platform: MS Teams

ADPH, the University of Sussex, the Behavioural Science & Public Health Network and the British Psychological Society held a joint symposium on “What psychology can contribute to pandemic response”.

The aim of the symposium was to bring together the key organisational voices on psychology in the pandemic in order to provide a public consensus statement on its essential role. It focused on lessons learnt from Psychology for the next pandemic and how Psychology positions itself to influence the system more widely. Around 80 people attended the session, and it was very well received.

The speaker presentations covered the following items:

A recording of the session is available to view here, below you will find links to the Agenda and Speaker Biographies.

The organizing group will be taking the initial draft statement and the lessons and feedback from the session, to write a consensus statement.  If you wish to be part of the consultation (i.e. provide input to the drafts) then please let us know by emailing

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