Environment and Health Research at Leeds – Now and in the future

  • Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017
  • Time: 10:15 - 12:00 followed by a networking lunch
  • Location: School of Earth and Environment 8.119s

Are you working on environment and health related research, would you like to do so in the future, or do you have expertise to offer? Then come to this Priestley Centre event, led by our new Priestley Chair in Climate and Health, Lea Berrang Ford, and connect with other Leeds researchers interested in environment and health.

This event will provide an opportunity to learn about environment and health research already ongoing at Leeds, and the research landscape in this field. We will brainstorm a vision for future research and collaborations in environment and health at Leeds. We will cover broad interests in environment (not just climate) and health which has been identified as key area for collaborative growth with high potential for new funding. The event will be followed by a networking lunch.

We will start with lightning talks on environment and health research at the university, followed by a talk from Lea on the research landscape and a panel discussion on a vision for future environment and health research at Leeds (see draft agenda below).

Please join us by giving a lightening talk (3 mins, 0 or 1 slide) covering (any of) what you’ve been doing; what would you like to do and / or what’s holding you back (e.g. collaborators, funding etc.) in terms of environment and health related research.

To sign up for a lightning talk, please contact climate@leeds.ac.uk with you name, position and a title for your talk.

Please sign up for the event here.

Lea will also be giving her inaugural seminar ‘So what now? Why epidemiologic research is failing to meet the grand challenge of climate change, and what we can do about it’ on 22nd November, 16:00 – 17:15, School of Earth and Environment 8.119s. More info here.

Image Andrea Pizango Huansi, a silent watcher, a constant cradler of her most valuable possession. Credit Matthew King and the IHACC research group see https://adapttoeat.weebly.com/ for further details and more stunning photographs.


10:00 Coffee
10:15 Lightning talks
10:45 Environment, climate and global health: the landscape of global research leadership and expertise (Lea Berrang-Ford)
11:00 Panel discussion and Q&A
12:00 Lunch