ISR Blog & Covid-19

The scope and range of issues touched by the Covid-19 pandemic are vast.

In April and May 2020, the Institute for Social Responsibility asked the Edge Hill University research community to submit articles on a range of issues detailing how the pandemic has affected their field. They responded with a range and depth of posts so vast that it now stands as an historic document charting our immediate response to the pandemic.

We now turn our attention to the international perspective. A pandemic is by its very nature global, or at least transboundary. To capture this, we have asked the EHU research community to seek out the views of their international partners and collaborators, to reveal the similarities and differences to the pandemic response.

As before, each post is apolitical yet provocative. Read all the articles here.

You can add your own response to any post – but please ensure that comments are also both measured and apolitical!

The Institute for Social Responsibility (ISR) is Edge Hill University’s cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative. We are committed to exploring the opportunities for cross sector collaboration and co-operation and to draw on the experience of practitioners as well as academic researchers to inform new ways of working and learning.

If you would like to submit a post – please do so via

A note from the editor

Recently we launched an international thread to the ISR blog with goal of amassing views and responses around the world; and we have been thrilled to receive a range of diverse contributions that we will be posting in the coming days.  Of course, the world does not stop for anything – not even a global pandemic; and the death for George Floyd from police violence and the arising protests, are a keen illustration of this.

As we aim to keep the blog relevant we will be interspersing pieces from our international partners with commentary on racism and #blacklivesmatter. As always, these pieces will be pithy, yet apolitical and approximately 500 words.

If you would like to contribute to this thread, or invite your international collaborators/partners to contribute to the continuing commentary on Covid-19, then please submit your contributions via

We look forward to hearing from you.

Prof Jo Crotty , Director: ISR