The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator / Going Viral Podcast Series – Bonus Episode: Interview With Sir Michael Marmot on Covid Inequalities

The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator has commissioned a four-part podcast mini-series, focusing on pandemic ethics, in collaboration with the longstanding, successful Going Viral the Podcast, hosted by the medical historian and science writer, Mark Honigsbaum

Bonus Episode: Covid Inequalities with Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor Sir Michael Marmot has been researching health inequalities and their relationship to social injustice for more than 50 years. He has long been a vocal critic of how health inequalities undermine social cohesion and the ability of health systems to respond effectively to pandemics and other health emergencies. Despite being an outspoken critic of austerity and the policies of successive Coalition and Conservative British governments, he was named a Companion of Honour in the 2023 New Year Honour’s List.

Today Prof Sir Michael Marmot speaks to Mark about Covid-19 and health inequalities as well as his decades-long research into this field.  This interview is featured in our companion episode: ‘All In It Together: Were Unequal Outcomes Inevitable during Covid-19?’

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum


Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association.  @MichaelMarmot


Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg

Co-producer: Kate Jopling  @katejopling

Cover art by Patrick Blower.

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This episode of Going Viral on trust in the pandemic, has been produced in collaboration with the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. A partnership between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Edinburgh, University College London, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (the Principal Investigator was Professor Ilina Singh, University of Oxford). The Ethics Accelerator was funded by the UKRI Covid-19 research and innovation fund.   /  @PandemicEthics_

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