Melinda Mills, Nuffield Professor of Sociology and Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, has been appointed a member of the European Commission’s High-Level Advisory Group convened by Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni. Comprising eight members, including academics, senior politicians and individuals from the private sector, the group will reflect on the main economic and social challenges the European economy will face in the post-COVID environment.
The medium- to longer-term impact of the pandemic on both the economy and society remains to be seen. The High-Level Advisory Group will provide innovative analysis on these issues to enrich debate and inform future policy choices.
Professor Mills also serves on the Government Office for Science’s SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) subgroups on the coordination of the behavioural insights (SPI-B), the Ethnicity Subgroup and the Vaccines Science Coordination Group, as well as being a member of the Royal Society’s Science in Emergencies Tasking COVID group.
For further details, visit the European Commission’s website.