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Human Aspects of Resilience

  • Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • David Powell, Duncan Shaw, Roisin Jordan
  • Covid-19
  • Podcast
  • minute read

In the unique and challenging world of a global pandemic, the resilience of local services and businesses has been critical to maintaining successful operations for response organisations, providers of essential local services, and critical infrastructure. 

In this, the third in a three-part series of podcasts co-produced with the British Standards Institution (BSI), we examine the human aspects of the pandemic and identify organisational learning for psychological health and wellbeing of staff. From developing safe working practices and managing psychosocial risks - to access and inclusivity, we will look at a range of emerging lessons and standards that contribute to the longer-term goal of strengthening our resilience to future shocks.


David Powell – Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester


Dave Adamson – Lead Standards Development Manager, British Standards Institution

Professor Duncan Shaw – Alliance Manchester Business School, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester

Roisin Jordan - Project Co-ordinator in Recovery, Renewal, Resilience, University of Manchester

Sally Swingewood – Committee Manager, ISO/TC 283 Occupational health & safety management, British Standards Institution

Jean Hewitt – Buro Happold & Senior Lecturer at University College London

In partnership with the British Standards Institution.


Blog posts give the views of the author, and are not necessarily those of Alliance Manchester Business School and The University of Manchester.

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