ScHARR Mini MasterClass in Health Research #6 - Colin Angus - Visualising the Covid-19 Pandemic
From Andy Tattersall
Presenter - Colin Angus
COVID-19 has changed our everyday lives in many huge and disruptive ways, including a substantial impact on mortality and illness. However, one notable byproduct of the pandemic has been the vast amount of, often incredibly current, data that's been published about the virus and its effects. In this webinar we will look at a range of creative ways of visualising some of this data to try and make sense out of it and to spot the hidden patterns and insights buried amongst all of the noise.
Colin Angus is a Senior Research Fellow in ScHARR. His real job is as an alcohol policy researcher looking at the impact of policy on drinking and health, with a particular focus on how different policies impact different groups in the population and can improve or exacerbate inequalities in health. He has always had a keen interest in finding new ways to visualise and present data to make it more accessible. After vowing back in March that he would never draw a graph about COVID, he was tricked into it by a devious colleague and since then has been creating a variety of tools and visualisations to help try and make sense of it all.