Pandemic humanities expertise

Call for humanities expertise to inform policy directions.

To inform the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ policy advice in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are compiling a database of humanities expertise in this space.

To develop as comprehensive picture as possible, we would appreciate your feedback on humanities expertise, across a broad range of disciplines, taking in cultural, social, historical, communications and linguistic expertise.

Areas of focus include but are not limited to past experiences of epidemics, pandemics and quarantine (including including SARS, HIV/AIDS); community responses to the COVID-19 crisis; social distancing challenges for Indigenous communities and other cultural impacts; bioethics and public health policy; access and equity to essential services, including digital communications and technologies; ethical decision-making; translation and analysis of information for multilingual populations; and the role of arts and culture in community building recovery and resilience.

Thank you for sharing news of your expertise. It is our intention to use this expert database to inform policy and research development in Australia and internationally. In responding to this call for expertise, we will keep your details private and confidential. Your consent to share information is outlined below.

More information

For more information, please get in touch with the Academy's Director Policy and Research, Dr Kylie Brass


Australia's COVID-19 Expert Database

Additionally, you are invited to register for the COVID-19 Expert Database, an initiative of Australia's Learned Academies to make publicly available details of researchers and experts willing and able to help Australia tackle COVID-19 and its aftermath. For further details visit the Expert Database website.