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1 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Sir Pascal Soriot Sir Andrew Pollard talks to Sir Pascal Soriot, the CEO of AstraZeneca about their pandemic partnership to develop the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. Over three billion vaccines have been delivered, saving six and a half million lives. Andrew Pollard, Pascal Soriot 27 Nov 2023
2 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Prof. Maheshi Ramasamy Andrew Pollard talks to Professor Maheshi Ramasamy about her pandemic work as a hospital consultant treating extremely sick patients in intensive care. They also discuss her research career in vaccines and infectious diseases. Maheshi Ramasamy, Andrew Pollard 21 Sep 2023
3 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Shabir Madhi Shabir Madhi Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand,Johannesburg, South Africa discusses the effect of the global pandemic on Africa and his work on COVID-19 vaccines. Andrew Pollard, Shabir Madhi 07 Sep 2023
4 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Professor Adam Finn Sir Andrew and Professor Adam Finn discuss his work as paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases. They discuss the pandemic as it affected children and the different responses to the disease in adults and children. Andrew Pollard, Adam Finn 16 Aug 2023
5 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Sir Patrick Vallance Sir Andrew Pollard & Sir Patrick Vallance discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares insights into his medical career and vital work during the pandemic as Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government. Patrick Vallance, Andrew Pollard 20 Jul 2023
6 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Dame Louise Richardson DBE FRSE Dame Louise Richardson, discusses navigating Oxford University through the tumultuous peak of the global pandemic and her career as an Irish political scientist whose expertise lies in the study of terrorism. Louise Richardson 23 Jun 2023
7 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Professor Neil Ferguson Sir Andrew Pollard's podcast features Professor Neil Ferguson, an expert in the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. They discuss how mathematical models help understand disease transmission, vaccines, and immunity. Andrew Pollard, Neil Ferguson 28 May 2023
8 The Pandemic People: Fergus Walsh Journalist Fergus Walsh talks about covering disease outbreaks & his medical journalism career. Accuracy, fact-checking, and communicating complex scientific findings are important to him. He discusses this passion for reliable information with Sir Andrew Andrew Pollard, Fergus Walsh 19 May 2023
9 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Dame Jennifer Margaret Harries DBE Dame Jennifer Harries shares insights on her career, family influence, and managing public health threats with Sir Andrew Pollard. Highlights include Salisbury novichok incident preparedness, COVID19 response efforts. Andrew Pollard, Jennifer Harries 19 May 2023
10 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Professor Wendy Barclay In conversation with Sir Andrew Pollard, Professor Wendy Barclay, a renowned virologist, discusses viruses' crucial role in pandemics. Andrew Pollard, Wendy Barclay 17 Apr 2023
11 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Sir John Irving Bell Sir Andrew Pollard & Sir John Bell discuss COVID-19 pandemic in China, Oxford Univ. & AstraZeneca's vaccine efforts. Bell highlights global response, data sharing, Oxford's vaccine expertise & diagnostic testing. Andrew Pollard, John Bell 16 Apr 2023
12 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Dame Catherine Elizabeth Bingham Kate Bingham, a British venture capitalist, discussed her role in the UK's COVID-19 vaccine rollout and her leadership of the vaccine task force and the importance of diplomacy in the global fight against COVID-19. Andrew Pollard, Kate Bingham 15 Apr 2023
13 Creative Commons Public health through a small Island’s lense This week Kaitlyn Neises-Macano talks with Andreas Finzel about her work in public health on Saipan, a tiny island in the Pacific. Kaitlyn Neises-Macano, Andreas Finzel 02 Aug 2022
14 Creative Commons OxPeace 2022 Session 4: Part 1 Professor Phil Clark presents "Multi-Level Peacebuilding in the Covid-19 Era." Phil Clark 10 Jun 2022
15 Gut Instinct Ep. 4 - C. difficile therapeutics, liver spatial genomics, and paediatric hepatitis What a week! We discuss some cracking papers, including a new microbiome therapeutic for C. diff, spatial transcriptomics in the liver, and the recent epidemic of paediatric hepatitis. Michael FitzPatrick and Tamsin Cargill 18 May 2022
16 From COVID to cancer to GM crops: helping journalists understand science Fiona Fox of the Science Media Centre discusses how her organisation works to improve the relationship between scientists and journalists to ensure accurate, evidence-based information around topical scientific issues reaches the public. Fiona Fox, Rasmus Nielsen 09 May 2022
17 Using theory, evidence and person-based co-development to improve infection control during COVID-19 Until a vaccine can prevent COVID-19, protective behaviours (such as social distancing, handwashing, cleaning/disinfecting) must be used to limit the spread. Ben Ainsworth 17 Dec 2021
18 BHM Lecture 2021: COVID and disproportionality and what does it mean for health disparities moving forward? The 2021 Black History Month Lecture delivered by Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health England's Regional Director of Public Health for London and statutory advisor to the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. Kevin Fenton, Gill Aitken, Alexander Gordon, Machilu Zimba 09 Nov 2021
19 The syndemic of COVID-19, obesity and food insecurity in the United States This UBVO seminar was given by William Dietz (George Washington University) on 15 October 2020 William Dietz 22 Oct 2021
20 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
21 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
22 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
23 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
24 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
25 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021