Coronavirus Discourses: linguistic evidence for effective public health messaging was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC/UKRI) and ran from January 2021 to July 2022. It was led by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with Cardiff University, and worked in partnership with Public Health England, Public Health Wales and NHS Education for Scotland. Horizon researchers made up part of a multidisciplinary team which included linguists, computer scientists and experts in human factors who addressed key challenges the pandemic presented in relation to understanding the flow and impact of public health messages in public and private communities.
The project focused on two particular challenges highlighted by Public Health England, Public Health Wales and NHS Education for Scotland: messaging around geographical borders and messaging related to BAME populations. Find out more on the Project website and via the project blogs: