29 October 2020

ScHARR Mini Masterclass in Health Research - Visualising the Covid-19 Pandemic

In this webinar we will look at a range of creative ways of visualising some of the COVID-19 data to try and make sense out of it. Thursday 3 December 2020, 1.00 - 2.00pm

Blue slide image with profile of Colin Angus on right-hand side

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About this Event

ScHARR Mini Master Class in Health Research Join us online for a monthly online masterclass by one of our health research experts based in The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at The University of Sheffield as we explore topics in the changing world of public health research. In the coming months we plan to cover topics on health inequalities, global health, health decision and policy making, health technologies among other similar themes.

Presenter - Colin Angus

Abstract

COVID-19 has changed our everyday lives in many huge and disruptive ways, including a substantial impact on mortality and illness. However, one notable byproduct of the pandemic has been the vast amount of, often incredibly current, data that's been published about the virus and its effects. In this webinar we will look at a range of creative ways of visualising some of this data to try and make sense out of it and to spot the hidden patterns and insights buried amongst all of the noise.

Bio

Colin Angus is a Senior Research Fellow in ScHARR. His real job is as an alcohol policy researcher looking at the impact of policy on drinking and health, with a particular focus on how different policies impact different groups in the population and can improve or exacerbate inequalities in health. He has always had a keen interest in finding new ways to visualise and present data to make it more accessible. After vowing back in March that he would never draw a graph about COVID, he was tricked into it by a devious colleague and since then has been creating a variety of tools and visualisations to help try and make sense of it all.

Links

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/people/staff/colin-angus

https://twitter.com/VictimOfMathshttps://github.com/VictimOfMaths

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https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/fbae374ad6ed4eeea1ed792b69cc2b6c

The live session takes place in a Collaborate webinar - headphones are advisable and easy to set up. You can join with a computer, tablet or smartphone, Chrome and Firefox offer the best browser experience. You can also use a phone to handle audio while in the session by dialling +44 2033 189610 and entering the PIN: 398 583 2702.

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