Researching Popular Responses to Covid-19

Welcome to the website for the Learning to Live with Risk and Responsibility: Understanding Popular Responses to COVID-19 project, led by Nick Clarke in collaboration with Clive Barnett. The project is funded by the the British Academy Special Research Grants: Covid-19 scheme, and will run from 2020 to 2022.

The project investigates how people in the UK have negotiated the myriad demands made upon them during the COVID-19 pandemic to act responsibly in novel ways because of the risks their behaviour poses to themselves and others, and due to their role in complex chains of causation. Making use of contemporaneous qualitative data available through theĀ Mass Observation Project, we seek to develop a better understanding of how people interpreted conflicting demands to act responsibly in relation to COVID-19 and translated them into practices of everyday life.

We will post updates on the project on this site including regular blog posts discussing different aspects of the research.

Do please read the Research Summary for the project.