Robert Boyle Winter School

With the current restrictions, the Robert Boyle Winter School will not run the traditional format, however, there will be an online meeting, next Monday 25th January (Boyle’s Birthday) at 5 pm.

Science Unmasked: Covid, Science and Policy by Professor Anthony Staines

The presentation will be delivered via Zoom. There will be a 30 min presentation by Prof Staines, followed by a questions and answers session. Booking is essential for this meeting at

About the Speaker: Professor Anthony Staines is a Professor of Health Systems in DCU and is the chairperson of the Irish Blood Transfusion board.

Professor Staines has worked on many aspects of public health, often with a focus on policy-relevant research. He has particular skills in study design, epidemiology, and policy analysis. Professor Staines studies the uses of information in many different settings, including disease epidemiology,  health service planning, environmental health policy, and health service funding. He has often used a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to develop policy-relevant information.

Anthony is a member of the Independent Scientific Advocacy Group (I.S.A.G.) which is a multidisciplinary group of scientists, academics, and researchers who have come together to advocate for a SARS-CoV-2 elimination strategy for the island of Ireland. Anthony is regularly seen on TV and radio discussions on Covid and Ireland's response to the Covid pandemic.