Prof Philip Nolan, Chair of NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. ‘As an academic, you sometimes wonder if the eclectic set of skills you built up will be of use to anyone.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Life is long. As the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, it’s full of unexpected obstacles. And while we’ve all been thrown off-course by the virus, few h(...)