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 Jess Dicken

Jess Dicken

Research Fellow

 Knowledge Spa ECEHH


University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD


Jess Dicken is a public health expert with over a decade’s experience in senior practitioner roles within the NHS and local authority. Since 2020 she has worked in both public health research at University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) focussing on the health impacts of climate change and in public policy development with a major focus on equality and diversity. 

Jess was involved in the early development of LCAT (Local Climate Adaptation Tool) which seeks to provide local decision makers (local authorities, NHS bodies) with a simple tool that provides future climate models, subsequent health impacts and evidence-based solutions for action. The tool was highly commended in the international Climate Challenge Cup as part of COP-26.  

From 2022, Jess will continue to support LCAT’s development which will include leading on stakeholder engagement and co-design of the project and developing the project’s work on health inequalities.


  • BA (Hons) English Literature (Cardiff)
  • MSC Public Health (University of the West Of England - UWE)


Research interests

  • Health impacts of climate change
  • Health inequality and climate justice
  • Stakeholder engagement and co-design

Research projects

  • LCAT (Local Climate Adaptation Tool)


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