Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – October 2020

As part of a series of planned on-line workshops and meetings, the SPF Clean Air team together with the Clean Air Champions (Prof Sir Stephen Holgate and Dr Jenny Baverstock) held a two-day on-line workshop entitled ‘Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health’.

The meeting provided an opportunity for a wide range of experts who work in various air quality and health related sectors to share experiences, requirements and concerns and discuss the relevant questions and issues that lie at the heart of continued progress in this area. Delegates examined areas of potential synergies between the health and air quality communities to formulate continued collaborative work that will enable the aims of the Clean Air Programme to be effectively achieved.

The workshop featured short presentations representing views from academia, local and national policy, primary health care, charities and industry.

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Presentations

Please click on the heading below for each presentation.

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Welcome and Introduction, Dr Matt Hort, Met Office

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Atmospheric Science, Prof Alastair Lewis, University of York

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Behaviour, perceptions, practices and lifestyles, Dr Stuart Capstick, Cardiff University

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Health Concerns, Prof Mark Miller, University of Edinburgh

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Air Quality as a Non-Communicable Disease: a primary care perspective, Prof Phil Evans, University of Exeter

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Charity Perspective, Harriet Edwards, AUK-BLF

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Charity Perspective, Chris Large, GAP

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Local Authority Perspective, Jason Andrews, Merton Council

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Communication Between Disciplines & the Public, Dr Suzanne Bartington, University of Birmingham

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – Air Quality: A Consultancy Perspective, Dr Michael Bull, Arup