Lessons of resilience and social inclusion from the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu 1 - Fri 2 Jun 2023, 09:30 - 17:00

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British Academy/Wellcome Trust Conferences bring together scholars and specialists from around the world to explore themes related to health and wellbeing.

The focus of the conference is on inequalities, resilience and inclusion within the context of the current global pandemic.  It is organised around four major themes that gradually evolve from struggles and challenges to lessons of resilience, these are: learning disruption; migrants’ resources; digitalisation strategies and experiences of resistance and resilience.

With an international and multidisciplinary team of experts, the conference will present emerging research in the interconnected areas of social mobility, inclusion, and school belonging with the purpose of supporting future aspirations, resilience and capabilities across a range of contexts.

The speakers comprise a multidisciplinary team of international experts who employ diverse research methodologies to explore both the struggles and the strategies of resilience amongst children, youngsters, teachers, diverse learners and migrants.

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss updated developments in research and practice about the challenges and achievements of diverse communities during the pandemic.

Conference convenor:
Dr Cristina Azaola
, University Of Southampton

Speakers across the two-day conference include:
Professor Mel Ainscow
, The University of Manchester
Dr Emilio Blanco, Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
Professor Christian Bokhove, University of Southampton
Dr Marcos Delprato, University of Sussex
Professor Umut Erel, The Open University
Dr Rocio Garcia-Carrion, Universidad de Deusto, Spain
Dr Cath Gristy, University of Plymouth
Dr Rafael de Hoyos, World Bank
Prof. Dr. Andreas Köpfer, University of Education Freiburg, Germany
Dr Silvie Rita Kučerová, J. E. Purkyne University, Czech Republic
Sophie Pender
, The 93% Club
Dr Stefano Piemontese, University of Birmingham
Dr Stephen Rayner, The University of Manchester

Dr Emmaleena Käkelä, University of Strathclyde
Barbara Ringwood, Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Professor Maria Teresa Tatto, Arizona State University, USA
Professor Antoni Verger, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Dr Adrián Zancajo, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Please see the programme here.

Funded by Wellcome Trust

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