Interviews

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Marina Romanello about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Marina Romanello, a data scientist in the Institute for Global Health at University College London who is also on the Lancet Countdown team, an international collaboration that tracks progress on health and climate change. What are the main ways in which you view the current health and climate crises as being connected? ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Tim Stevens about the AI-cyber nexus

Interview with Dr Tim Stevens, Senior Lecturer in Global Security at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and head of the KCL Cyber Security Research Group. In your view, is the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies bringing about a change of paradigm in cybersecurity? Or is it more ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Christopher Whyte about the AI-cyber nexus

Interview with Christopher Whyte, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness program at Virginia Commonwealth University's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs. Dr. Whyte's research focuses on issues of cyber conflict strategy with a particular interest in information operations and the emerging impact of artificial intelligence. He is author ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Sara Wilford about the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Interview with Dr Sara Helen Wilford, Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Dr Wilford’s research interests include the theory and application of computer ethics, surveillance studies and responsible research and innovation, focusing on the impact of new technologies on individuals and society. This ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof. Henrique Martins about the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Interview with Henrique Martins, from ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon where he teaches management and digital health. He was the past president of SPMS, Portugal's Digital Health Agency, where he led eHealth efforts for about 7 years. How do you evaluate the EU Digital COVID Certificate and its overall infrastructure? The EU Digital COVID Certificate is a pan-European ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Aurélia Nguyen about the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi)

Gavi was founded in response to a market failure: by the late 90s, many powerful vaccines were becoming available, but they were too expensive for low-income countries, and millions of children were unable to benefit from them. In 1997, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and partner organisations set up a mechanism through which vaccine ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Frederik Kristensen about the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Dr Kristensen on COVAX: ‘The biggest mass immunisation effort in history’. Dr Frederik Kristensen has been with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in Norway since late 2016, initially as Senior Medical Officer, and since January 2018 as Deputy CEO. He started his career as a general practitioner, and before joining CEPI he worked ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Ira Haavisto about the EU Project HERoS

Interview with Ira Haavisto, Senior Research Manager at the Nordic Healthcare Group Finland, responsible for the public healthcare system analysis work package of the EU-funded Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems project. Why was intensive care unit occupancy an interesting research topic for the Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems project (HERoS)? We performed a ...