UCL Covid-19 Research
UCL 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. Find out more about this work on the UCL COVID-19 Research webpages, view all UCL’s published content related to the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic via ScienceOpen, and in our spotlight interviews and case studies below.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a substantial risk to elderly and vulnerable people. The virus spreads easily in care homes, where one in seven individuals aged 85 years or older live.
Dr Laura Shallcross (UCL Institute of Health Informatics) is leading a one-year ESRC UKRI funded study, to understand the burden and impact of COVID-19 in care homes.
Building on this ESRC COVID-19 research, Laura is now working with the Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS Data Foundry on a £4m study to test staff and residents in all FSHC care homes in England (106 care homes and 10,000 staff and residents).