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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

The world faces a crisis on a scale not seen for generations, and in just a few weeks, the lives of millions of people have changed dramatically. In addition to the physical health risks for those infected, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread feelings of stress, anxiety and uncertainty across populations. Separation from loved ones, loss of freedoms, and uncertainty around public health and the economy will have a heavy impact on emotional wellbeing. Furthermore, the global measures taken to mitigate the rise of COVID-19, in particular relating to social distancing and isolation, are likely to affect many aspects of society and how we live our lives for years to come.

As well as focussing on eradicating the disease, researchers at the University of Cambridge are working hard to understand exactly how people will be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, now and in the future. There is great strength and breadth in the research happening across Cambridge – it spans disciplines and timeframes. Many of the impacts currently being investigated raise issues relating to health and the life sciences.

The Faculty of Law is maintaining an online record of research projects and other initiatives related to COVID-19 being undertaken by Faculty members. This compulation can be accessed here.