The preparedness, responsiveness and recovery triality: a pandemic research and policy framework

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  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • TU Delft


Drawing on the contributions from the edited volume Living with Pandemics: People, Place and Policy this chapter develops a framework for post-pandemic policy and research agendas. The chapter identifies three stages to a pandemic – preparedness, responsiveness and recovery – and argues that this triad of interconnections should underpin the development of a Preparedness, Responsiveness and Recovery Research and Policy Framework (PRP). The chapter argues that people and places must be at the centre of the PRP framework followed by a focus on organisational and government policy innovation, impacts, improvisation, and adaptation strategies. Each element of the PRP framework involves society, economy, governance, and data through localised and hence spatialised diagnostics of problems and responses. The chapter also highlights the importance of understanding the relationship between biology and life as a cross-cutting theme of such a framework.

Bibliographic note

Not yet published as of 26/03/2021.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving with Pandemics
Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Place and Policy
EditorsJohn R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Aksel Ersoy, Louise Reardon
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 4 Feb 2021


  • COVID-19, pandemic preparedness, pandemic responsiveness, pandemic recovery, policy, research, forms of life

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