MAHSC Seminar Series: Occupational Health Research and Regulatory Sciences during a global pandemic

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Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) is a partnership between The University of Manchester, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (part of the Northern Care Alliance) and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to unite leading healthcare providers with world-class academics and researchers.

In April 2020, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), part of Health Innovation Manchester, was officially designated by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), NHS England and NHS Improvement up to 2025. The MAHSC Seminar Series showcases the great discovery and clinical science being undertaken within Manchester and its impact on the health of the local population.

The series gives a local platform to the nationally and internationally renowned scientists of MAHSC to share their work with clinical, non-clinical, university colleagues, but also crucially members of the wider community seeking insight into innovations in the delivery of healthcare.

Professor Arpana Verma, Head of Division, Clinical Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and Hon Consultant in Public Health (PHE) chaired the session on Occupational Health Research and Regulatory Sciences during a global pandemic.

Prof. Verma was joined by Professor Neil Bourne, Director of University of Manchester at Harwell, Thomas Ashton Institute, who gave a presentation on the history of the Institute and the importance and impact of occupational health research and regulatory sciences, where it started and where it is leading us in the world of work today.

Professor Martie van Tongren, Prof. in Occupational and Environmental Health, talked about the PROTECT (Partnership for Research in Occupational, Transport, Environmental COVID Transmission) project and how this essential research has aided the COVID-19 response.

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