Covid-19 Team Win Royal Society of Edinburgh Award
Ben Swallow from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, along with colleagues from the School of Medicine and from other Scottish universities, form the EAVE II team which was awarded the 2023 Royal Society of Edinburgh Mary Somerville Medal for teamwork and collaborative endeavour. The team analysed the direct impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, its knock on effect on disruption to other health services, and the effectiveness of the vaccine rollout campaign. Among their achievements, they developed a real-time surveillance platform to monitor and forecast the evolving pandemic in Scotland. This work supported evidence-informed policy and public health response and helped inform policymakers in Scotland.