Scientist: Christina Pagel

Christina PagelChristina Pagel is Professor of Operational Research (a branch of applied mathematics) at University College London (UCL) and Director of the UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit. Her main research area is using mathematical tools to support delivery of health services. She runs a large programme of work in understanding and communicating outcomes for people born with congenital heart disease.
Since May 2020, she has been a member of Independent SAGE, a group of scientists working together to provide independent scientific advice on how to support Britain’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Christina Pagel: “You have to accept that people will attack you and you cannot defend yourself”

Interview with Christina Pagel, Professor of Operational Research (a branch of applied mathematics) at University College London (UCL) and Director of the UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit. Since May 2020, she has been a member of Independent SAGE, a group of scientists working together to provide independent scientific advice on how to support Britain’s recovery ...

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Scientists under fire: threats and attacks after speaking in public

When scientists speak out publicly on Covid-19 countermeasures, they expose themselves to online and real-life attacks, threats and abuse. Some have developed very different coping strategies.