UCD Covid-19 Response

The UCD Community is rising to the challenge posed by the global pandemic

Advising on NPHET Behavioural Change Group

Professor Liam Delaney is AIB Chair of Behavioural Economics at UCD School of Economics and a Fellow of the UCD Geary Institute of Public Policy.

The Behavioural Science and Public Policy Group at the Geary Institute has been conducting a number of studies on how the Irish population is responding to the many challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Delaney is part of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) Covid-19 Subgroup: Behavioural Change, and has been working with several colleagues to provide direct input into government actions to contain the spread of the virus.

The NPHET subgroup design, implement and analyse rapid behavioural studies and other research measures to support optimal impact of ongoing communications and interventions, address emerging issues and concerns, or as requested by NPHET.

Other UCD Geary Institute academics including Dr Kate Laffan and Dr Leonhard Lades have been providing substantial input into the research. The NPHET group also includes researchers from NUI Galway, ESRI, Safefood, and SEAI, and is a national interdisciplinary collaborative effort.


Vist the Gov.ie website for details of the function of NPHET Covid-19 Subgroup: Behavioural Change, its terms of reference, membership, and all meeting agendas and minutes.