Covid-19 in the community


Anna Dowrick

Anna is a Qualitative Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist, spanning medical sociology, medical anthropology and science and technology studies. Her research explores how social injustice can be seen and acted upon through understanding experiences of health and illness, with a view to informing and improving the design of public services.

Tanvi Rai

Tanvi Rai is a Senior Qualitative Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health and developing complex health interventions. Her expertise is in conducting mixed methods research to understand how different people cope with different health conditions and access healthcare.

Kaveri Qureshi

Kaveri is a Lecturer in Global Health Equity at the University of Edinburgh. She has an interdisciplinary background in sociology, anthropology and public health. She works on health and social inequalities in the UK and Pakistan, with a focus on migration, 'race'/ethnicity, gender, and families and relationships. Her work is threaded by a concern with intersectional inequalities and the social determinants of health and gender violence.


We would like to thank all our participants who generously provided their time and experience to make this website possible. We would also like to thank Heather Munro for extending the reach of this research into ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in the UK and conducting additional interviews for us. 
We would like to acknowledge the following people and organisations for their support with recruitment, translation and transcription;  


Andrew Hayward
Bristol Chinese Association 
Bristol Somali Community Association
Clara Mombeshora
Daniel Lawrence
Gurpreet Grewal-Santini
Jenny Douglas
Laura Shallcross 
Naheed Asghar
Naina Minhas
Neeru Bhatnagar
Mukesh Barot
Rageshri Dhairyawan
Saffron Karlsen
Saed Ali 
Shirin Shahid
Tony Kelly 


Anwar Omeish
Fatima Afzal
Nazrul Islam
Rinita Dam
Carol Dumelow 
Judith Beckett 
Linda Pitts 
Romola Watts 
Sophie Martin

Advisory Panel 

Andrew Hayward, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, University College London
Annelieke Driessen, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Ashley Brown, Research Fellow, University of Stirling
Atiya Kamal, Senior Lecturer in Health Pyschology, Birmingham City University
Clara Mombeshora, Pastor at World Foundation Christian Ministries 
Dawn Edge, Professor of Mental Health and Inclusivity, University of Manchester
Dilraj Sokhi, Independent Consultant, Policy Manager at the Landscape Institute, Co-CEO Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre
Heidi Mirza, Emeritus Professor UCL Institute of Education, Visiting Professor Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmith’s University of London
Helen Ward, Director of Patient Experience Research Centre, Imperial College London
Kate Hunt, Professor in Behavioural Sciences and Health, University of Stirling
Nissa Finney, Professor of Human Geography, University of St. Andrew’s 
Rageshri Dhairyawan, Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at Barts Health NHS Trust, Honorary Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London
Saffron Karlsen, Assistant Professor in Sociology, University of Bristol
Santiago Ripoll, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Sarah Nettleton, Emeritus Professor of Medical Sociology, University of York
Sassy Molyneaux, Professor in Global Health, University of Oxford
Wanja Knighton, Former Trustee of Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Society 

Research team 

Amelia Talbot
Angela Martin
Anna Dowrick
Elizabeth Wooliams 
Heather Munro
Jenny Douglas 
Kaveri Qureshi 
Kristy Ravenhall 
Louise Locock 
Ruth Sanders
Sabrina Keating
Sasha Lewis-Jackson
Sue Ziebland
Tanvi Rai
Vanessa Eade
Zander Simpson

Grant holders

Professor Sue Ziebland, University of Oxford
Professor Louise Locock, University of Aberdeen
Dr Kaveri Qureshi, University of Edinburgh
Dr Jenny Douglas, Open University
Dr Sharon Dixon, University of Oxford
Dr Helen Salisbury, University of Oxford
Dr Abigail McNiven, University of Oxford
Ms Ruth Sanders, University of Oxford
Dr Tanvi Rai, University of Oxford


Supported by: 

This project is funded by a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council. It is a collaboration between the Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, the Open University, the Institute for Social Marketing and Health at the University of Stirling, the University of Aberdeen and THIS Institute at the University of Cambridge. 

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