Date: 12 January, 2021
Time: 12:00-13:30 (GMT)
Professor Sir Andy Haines - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health
Andy Haines was Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine from 2001- October 2010.
He was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the 2 nd and 3 rd assessment exercises and was review editor for the health chapter in the 5 th assessment.
He chaired the Scientific Advisory Panel for the 2013 WHO World Health Report, the Rockefeller /Lancet Commission on Planetary Health (2014-15 and the European Academies Science Advisory Council working group on climate change and health (2018-19).
He currently co-chairs the InterAcademy Partnership (140 science academies worldwide) working group on climate change and health and is also co-chairing the Lancet Pathfinder Commission on health in the zero-carbon economy.
He has published many papers on topics such as the effects of environmental change on health and the health co-benefits of low carbon policies.
His current research focuses on climate change mitigation, sustainable healthy food systems and complex urban systems for sustainability.
Prof Lora Fleming - University of Exeter
Professor Lora E Fleming is a physician and epidemiologist with expertise in the environment and human health; she is based at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health.
Professor Fleming is involved research, training and policy activities in the new transdisciplinary area within Planetary Health of Ocean and Human Health. She has recieved the Ocean and Human Awards from the Edouard Delcroix Foundation (2014) and the IOC Bruun Award (2015).
Professor Fleming is leading the H2020 funded projects; BlueHealth, to explore the connections between blue environments and human health; and Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE), to establish a network and create a strategic research agenda for Ocean and Human Health in Europe and beyond.
Professor G.J. Melendez-Torres - University of Exeter
Professor of Clinical and Social Epidemiology
Programme Director for the Master of Public Health
Professor Melendez-Torres arrived at the University of Exeter in March 2019 to take up a personal chair in clinical and social epidemiology. As part of this, he leads the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), one of nine research units in the UK providing expert advice on the clinical and cost effectiveness of new drugs to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
His interest in health technology assessment stems from an enjoyment of the kinds of knotty methodological problems, both statistical and conceptual, that this area can present.