Published on in Vol 22, No 11 (2020): November

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/22287, first published .
The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pandemic of Lockdown Loneliness and the Role of Digital Technology

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pandemic of Lockdown Loneliness and the Role of Digital Technology

The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pandemic of Lockdown Loneliness and the Role of Digital Technology

Syed Ghulam Sarwar Shah 1, 2, MBBS, MA, MSc, PhD;  David Nogueras 3, MBA;  Hugo Cornelis van Woerden 4, 5, 6, MBChB, MPH, FFPH, MRCGP, PhD;  Vasiliki Kiparoglou 1, 7, BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

1 NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust , Oxford , GB

2 Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford , Oxford , GB

3 EvZein Limited , Oxford , GB

4 Public Health Agency Northern Ireland , Belfast , GB

5 Division of Rural Health and Wellbeing, University of the Highlands and Islands , Inverness , GB

6 Institute of Nursing and Health Research, Ulster University , Belfast , GB

7 Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford , Oxford , GB

Corresponding Author:

  • Syed Ghulam Sarwar Shah, MBBS, MA, MSc, PhD
  • NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Oxford
  • GB
  • Phone: 44 10865 221262
  • Email: sarwar.shah@ouh.nhs.uk