Understanding COVID-19: Viewpoints

Janice Bailie

By Dr Janice Bailie, Assistant Director, Health and Social Care (HSC) Research & Development (R&D) Division of the Public Health Agency

Learning from COVID-19

By Bernie Pearson, R&D Approvals Change Manager, HSC Research & Development Division


A group of Allied Health Professionals and friends from Northern Ireland and beyond have come together to share some Christmas cheer and mark the end of this exceptional year.

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Dr Emma Berry, Lecturer in Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast

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Michelle Tennyson, PHA Assistant Director, Allied Health Professions and Public Involvement

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Dr Claire Neil and Maurice Meehan - Public Health Agency

A woman reading on her laptop

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we have been able to develop a greater understanding of the infection as a result of having more data generated by the rapid introduction of disease specific surveillance programmes.

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The full impact on students’ mental health as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has yet to be assessed.

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What we know about the association of smoking with the COVID-19 virus, and how we in the PHA can support smoking cessation during the pandemic

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Duane Farrell, CEO, Relate NI and Danny Sinclair, PHA