Michelle Beyeler elected as member of the NRP 80 Steering Committee
The Presiding Board of the SNSF Research Council has elected Michelle Beyeler as a new member of the NRP 80 Steering Committee.
The Presiding Board of the SNSF Research Council has unanimously elected Professor Michelle Beyeler as a new member of the Steering Committee of the National Research Programme "Covid-19 in Society" (NRP 80). In this role, she takes over from Professor Claire Dunlop, who stepped down from her duties in June.
Professor Beyeler teaches social policy at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and is a mandated lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich. Her research focuses on poverty, inequality, subsistence and labour market integration. Michelle Beyeler is responsible for the Social Security key topic in NRP 80.
The goal of NRP 80 is to identify the key dimensions and social dynamics that influenced the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. It examines which relevant factors and measures could contribute to the best possible management of future pandemics in Switzerland. The research phase started in spring 2023.