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Man in face mask holds his hands up to the window of his Grandma, who holds her hands up to the glass too

Monday, October 2, 2023

Congratulations to Alliance MBS Professor Duncan Shaw, who co-chairs the National Consortium for Societal Resilience [UK+] (NCSR+). This team, including David Powell, Judy Scully and Jenny Moreno, haves been announced as a finalist in the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2023 for their global work on spontaneous volunteers which was central to national responses to COVID-19.

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A picture of the National Conference for Societal Resilience, held at Whitworth Hall

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The National Consortium for Societal Resilience [UK+] has held its first national conference at AMBS with delegates from local resilience partnerships joining senior government figures to discuss societal resilience at a two-day event.

A syringe which has the covid vaccine in. There are also 4 glass empty tubes.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

In our latest Original Thinking live podcast, Sean Marett shares the extraordinary story about how the company turned itself on its head from a business developing cancer treatments to one that rapidly began developing a Covid vaccine.

Dr Simos Chari,Duncan Shaw, Professor of Operational Research and Critical Systems at Alliance Manchester Business School, Dr Kathy Oldham OBE, Chief Resilience Officer for Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Andy Wright, former Chief Executive at Braintree District Council and Issa Kassis, the Mayor of Ramallah.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The quicker decision-making and transformative change seen across the public sector in the wake of Covid-19 needs to be harnessed for the future.

A group of volunteers picking up litter and cleaning up nature

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Research conducted at AMBS into mobilising spontaneous volunteers has significantly informed and improved responses to UK and international emergencies, including COVID-19.

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