Priorities for the Northern Ireland Executive
What should be the priorities for the Northern Ireland Executive on its return from recess this week? In this Pivotal podcast we speak to four experts – John Compton, former Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board; Jayne Thompson, Head of Parentkind in Northern Ireland; Richard Johnston, Deputy Director of Ulster University Economic Policy Unit; and Mark Huddleston, Chief Executive of jheSolutions.
Covid–19 and Education in Northern Ireland
The third episode of the joint Queen’s University and Pivotal podcast series ‘Covid–19 in Northern Ireland’ explores how Covid has affected education. The panel is Professor Tony Gallagher (QUB), Professor Siobhan O’Neill (Ulster University) and Dr Bronagh McKee (Stranmillis University College).
Leadership during Covid–19
Our second podcast in the Covid–19 in Northern Ireland series looks at leadership during the Covid–19 crisis. We talk to Queen’s University Belfast Vice–Chancellor Professor Ian Greer, Dr Joanne Murphy and Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh
Covid–19 and the challenges for health and social care in Northern Ireland (Part 2)
We are pleased to present the second podcast in our two part series of podcasts exploring challenges in health and social care in Northern Ireland. These podcasts are a partnership between Ulster University and Pivotal. This second podcast features Professor Deirdre Heenan, researcher, author, broadcaster and Professor of Social Policy, Professor Gerard Leavey, Director of the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Professor Marie Murphy, Professor of Exercise and Health and Dean of Postgraduate Research and Professor Helene McNulty, Professor of Nutritional Science
Covid–19 and the challenges for health and social care in Northern Ireland (Part 1)
We are pleased to launch the first part in a new two part series of podcasts exploring challenges in health and social care in Northern Ireland. These podcasts are a partnership between Ulster University and Pivotal, the public policy think tank for Northern Ireland. These new podcasts feature eight leading academics from Ulster University discussing the challenges and opportunities for healthcare, including the impact of Covid–19. The topics covered range from the need for reform in healthcare delivery to physical activity and nutrition, and from the use of technology in healthcare to the future of social care. Each podcast ends with the speakers giving their headline summary message for Northern Ireland’s political leaders. The first podcast features Richard Johnston, Deputy Director, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, Professor Tara Moore, Professor of Personalised Medicine, Professor Ann Marie Gray, Professor of Social Policy and Policy Director of the ARK Project and Professor Jim McLaughlin Director of Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre
The impact of Covid–19 on the Northern Ireland economy
Queen’s University Belfast and Pivotal have launched a three–part series of podcasts on the impact of Covid–19 on key aspects of life in Northern Ireland. In the first episode, Professor John Turner, Dr Graham Brownlow of Queen’s University, and Dr Karen Bonner of Ulster University, bring their expertise to bear on the issue of the economic impact of the pandemic.