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Academic Board forum: UTS research contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic

The annual Academic Board forum was held on Wednesday 14 October 2020, via Zoom webinar.

This year the forum focused on UTS research contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic and brought together UTS research experts who shared presentations on this topic.


9am Forum commences - Welcome

Professor Joanne Gray, Chair of Academic Board
9:02am Introduction
Professor Kate McGrath, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
9:05am Universities and the public: impact and engagement in a time of crisis
Associate Professor Tamson Pietsch, Associate Professor Social and Political Sciences Program & Director, Australian Centre for Public History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
9:15am Where facemasks are useful for COVID-19
Professor Brian Oliver, Associate Head of School (Research), School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science
9:25am Determinants of SARS-CoV-2 receptor gene expression in upper and lower airways
Dr Alen Faiz, Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science
9:35am Stopping the spread of COVID-19: Law or technology?
Dr Gabrielle Simm, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law
9:45am COVID-19 impact analytics and scenario planning for NSW
Distinguished Professor Fang Chen, Executive Director, UTS Data Science and Distinguished Professor
9:55am Q&A
10:00am Forum concludes


For any questions, contact:

Komal Jagad
Executive Officer (Governance Support)
Tel: 02 9514 1464