Our COVID-19 research

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic that threatened the physical and mental wellbeing of everyone in society.

At ARU, our research community responded rapidly. We worked to understand, and develop interventions to address, the significant detrimental impact the pandemic was having on the communities we serve.

We led research involving experts from across the globe, to make sure it had an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The interdisciplinary ARU COVID-19 Research Group consisted of 36 academics from multiple faculties, and was led by Dr Lee Smith, Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health.

For enquiries relating to our COVID-19 research, please email [email protected].

Read more about our findings

New test can detect COVID-19 in 20 minutes

The great outdoors

Study finds time spent outside helps beat lockdown blues

ARU scientists testing drug combinations to reduce COVID-19 complications

Survey tracks COVID-19's impact on behaviour and mental health

Voices from the frontline of the coronavirus crisis

StoryLab captures the emotional experiences of frontline workers

Vitamin D linked to low coronavirus death rate

Research finds relationship in data from 20 European countries