Social Science Working Group


Support and promote studies examining the social aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic e.g., social science research exploring ethical issues, biomedical research including clinical trials, public health responses, etc.

Current members

  • Angel Aedo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Luisa Enria – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  • David Kaawa-Mafigiri (Working Group Co-chair) – Makerere University School of Social Sciences, Uganda
  • Atem de Kuek – UNICEF South Sudan, South Sudan
  • Dumile Gumede – Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Frederic Le Marcis – French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), France
  • Shelley Lees (Working Group Co-chair) – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Leesa Lin – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Salla Sariola – University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Megan Schmidt-Sane (Working Group Administrator) – Institute of Development Studies, UK
  • Godfrey Siu – Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute, Uganda
  • Kit-Aun Tan – Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Charles Wiysonge – South African Medical Research Council, South Africa

If you are a researcher who would like to submit a query to one of the working groups, please email with the name of the working group in your subject heading.


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