Covid-19 Research


COVID-19 research at UCL

At UCL we are applying the depth and breadth of our cross-disciplinary research and expertise to help humanity recover from COVID-19 and to make the world more resilient and equitable in the future.

Our experts are urgently researching new ways of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and are taking a prominent role in advancing public knowledge by advising world leaders, collaborating with key partners and providing expert commentary to inform the media.

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Our response and strengths

UCL is uniquely placed to respond, not only to the current crisis but to develop informed solutions for the future. Find out about our strengths and direction. 

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Working in partnership

We are rallying our collective expertise to address the urgent issues posed by COVID-19.
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Our research and expertise

UCL researchers are working across disciplines, to help find a cure, improve diagnosis, and advise Government in the UK and globally.

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For all the latest news and articles featuring UCL academics and expertise on Covid-19.

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Coronavirus Response Fund

Over £1m raised to drive UCL's response to the pandemic.

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Information for UCL researchers

Check this section for information on research and funding opportunities, and on new project submissions.  


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UCL researchers lead £11m projects to investigate Long Covid
Professor Nishi Chaturvedi (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing at UCL) and Professor Sir Terence Stephenson (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) are leading two new studies on Long Covid announced by the UK Government.

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UCL medical students playing ‘invaluable’ role on the NHS frontline
‘We can’t manage without them’, ‘outstanding’, ‘invaluable’, ‘critical’: these are just a few of the words used to describe UCL’s medical students, who have been volunteering in support of the NHS frontline during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Team behind life-saving breathing aid win prestigious engineering award
UCL engineers and medics who developed a CPAP breathing aid now used in hospitals across the UK have received an award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for exceptional services during a pandemic.

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New project to highlight the impact of Coronavirus on LGBTQ+ community
Academics at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the University of Sussex have launched a new study to examine the impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the LGBTQ+ community.


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