The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator / Going Viral Podcast Series – Episode 1: Who Do We Trust In a Pandemic?

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

Episode 1: Who Do We Trust in a Pandemic?

Mark and his guests are exploring why trust matters, who do we trust most and how we can better prepare for future pandemics?


Anjana Ahuja

Anjana Ahuja is a contributing writer on science for the Financial Times, offering weekly opinion on significant developments in global science, health and technology.  Last year she co-authored the bestselling ‘Spike: The Virus Vs The People’ – the inside story of the Covid-19 pandemic with Sir Jeremy Farrar.

Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley

Sarah is Professor of Medical and Family Sociology and Dean of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Sarah led on work around engaging the public as part of the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator which finished its work in August 2022. She brought together members of the public to consider ethical issues arising during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rev Charles Kwaku-Odoi

Charles is Chief Officer of the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) and a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of the county of Greater Manchester. Charles works to bring equity and fairness across a range of important health and wellbeing issues for people of the Caribbean and African Diaspora.

Professor Christina Pagel

Christina Pagel is a Mathematician and Professor of operational research at University College London within UCL’s Clinical Operational Research Unit, which applies operational research, data analysis and mathematical modelling to topics in healthcare.

Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg, Head of Zinc Audio

Co-producer: Kate Jopling @katejopling

A transcript of this episode is available here:

This episode is free to download on Apple Podcasts; Spotify and all the usual podcast apps.