Data-Driven Resilience: Shaping Northern Ireland’s Future Post-Covid.

Although the Covid Recovery Strategy ended in August 2023, the effects of Covid on the population will be felt further into the future. We are holding this event to bring academics, data specialists and policy leads together to consider what research is needed to meet current and anticipated information/evidence needs until the end of the decade and beyond.

Within NI, we know that many departments and organisations have strategies in place to utilise the knowledge gained from Covid. We are also aware of the wealth of data routinely collected and believe the key to success is in integrating these efforts.  The event on 21st November 2023, 09.30-14.30 in The Stormont Pavilion, Belfast, BT4 3TA will be the first in a series to talk about how we can improve societal resilience in a post Covid era through improved policy, data preparedness and research. In addition to considering short- and long-term data and research strategies for Covid recovery and social resilience in the face of other yet unknown societal shocks, we will facilitate working groups who can advise on specific subject areas such as health, education, and the economy.

Date: Tuesday 21st November 2023

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Location: The Pavilion, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3TA.

Aims: We aim to 1) identify immediate research and information needs over the following 3-5 years and to 2) consider long-term Covid research needs and how to increase NI’s resilience via an integrated data strategy

9.30am-10.00amRegistration & Coffee
10.00am-11.15amPanel: Data, social resilience, and preparedness with Q&ADr. Ian Shuttleworth
Prof. Ian Young
Dr. Philip Wales
Prof. Kathryn Higgins
11.30am-1.30pmWorkshops: Covid research and information needs until 2030Introduction by Prof. Mike Clark
Mental Health: Prof. Siobhan O’Neill
Clinical Health: Prof. Nigel Hart
Education: Prof. Sarah Miller
Economy: Dr David Jordan
Communities: Mr Paul McKillen

Directions/Location map to The Pavilion, Stormont

The Pavilion, Stormont located within Stormont Estate is situated in East Belfast, on the Upper Newtownards Road (A20).  When travelling out of Belfast along the Upper Newtownards Road towards Dundonald, the main Prince of Wales entrance to Stormont Estate is on the left hand side approximately 5 miles from the city centre.  

If more convenient, you can also access Stormont Estate through the security entrance at Massey Avenue and Stoney Road.  Please ask security guard for directions to the Pavilion if required.  FREE car parking available.