28 Apr

CIEH Air Quality Conference

Half-day conference

CIEH member: £70
Affiliate member: £170
Non-member: £170
CIEH Student member: FOC

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Attend our Air Quality Conference to hear about the key and most pressing issues in the private sector today. We will explore the issues surrounding both outdoor and indoor air quality, targets in the Environmental Act and legislative updates, and a focus on the issues with poor indoor air quality as a result of damp and mould.

Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, will discuss the role of environmental health in addressing the challenges of air pollution. Delegates will also hear from Shirley Rodrigues, London Deputy Mayor, on the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Air Quality conference topics

The following subjects will be explored in more detail at the conference:

  • Addressing the challenges of air pollution – delivered by Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Air Quality Targets in the Environment Act

  • London's work on Air Quality and the ULEZ Expansion 2023 – Presented by Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority

  • Panel discussion on poor air quality and the link to health issues
  • Action on reducing indoor air pollution while achieving net zero carbon

  • Improvement of air quality in key areas – case study

  • Tackling the unregulated growth of dark stores

Why should you attend?

  • To hear the latest updates on all aspects relating to air quality

  • Listen to the high-level keynote speakers discussing their latest policies

  • Learn from the latest work and case studies in monitoring and driving positive air quality


CPD: 3 Hours 45 Minutes

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Professor Catherine Noakes

Professor Catherine Noakes OBE FREng FIMechE FIHEEM FISIAQ, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at University of Leeds. Catherine is a chartered mechanical engineer, with a background in fluid dynamics. She leads research into ventilation, indoor air quality and infection control in the built environment using experimental and modelling-based studies. She is Co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics and Deputy Director of the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics. From April 2020-2022 she Co-Chaired the Environment and Modelling sub-group of the UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) focusing on the science underpinning environmental transmission of COVID-19. She has also contributed to multiple working groups focusing on respiratory transmission including for WHO, the NHS, the UK and Scottish Governments and various professional bodies including the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dr Chunli CAO

Dr Chunli CAO CEng FCIBSE MIMechE, Managing Director at Healthy Air Technology. Chunli has an extensive background in building-engineering and air quality science. She worked for the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) between 2007-2009 as head of the Computer Modelling Group, and went on to work at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) as a principal consultant. A chartered engineer and registered energy assessor (to level 5), Chunli contributed to writing the ‘Practical Guide to building Thermal Modelling’. With her PHD in aerodynamics and background in building design she went on to co-found Healthy Air Technology, a specialist air purification company aiming to improve indoor air quality globally.

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark BSc MSc PG Dip PH ACIEH AFPH, Air Quality Programme Manager at Hertfordshire County Council. Matthew has worked in a local authority environmental health role since 2010. Now focussed on air quality he is working to develop links between, environmental health, public health and sustainability at Hertfordshire County Council. He is an active member of the local authority air quality profession serving as a member of the CIEH environmental protection panel and as local authority representative on the current DEFRA Air Quality Information System Review. Matthew recently represented CIEH in discussions with the CMO for England and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH). His recent discussion pieces featured in UK100 CANZ and AQN magazine (Issue 20, page 40).

Shirley Rodrigues

Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy. Shirley works to deliver the Mayor’s vision of making London greener, fairer and healthier through his London Environment Strategy. This includes programmes to reduce air pollution, including the implementation of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone, and greening and rewilding the city. Her key focus is on ensuring that London’s economic and social recovery from the impacts of Covid-19 is a green and fair one by tackling the climate and ecological emergency with the ambitious aim for London to be a net zero carbon city by 2030. Previously Shirley oversaw a global climate change grants portfolio at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and in other senior roles she delivered a range of environmental policies in London, nationally and internationally.

Somayya Yaqub, Head of Corporate Health and Safety at London Borough of Ealing. Somayya has held a variety of local government roles with an emphasis on environmental health, including air quality, pollution and nuisance mitigation. She has thorough experience in large-scale regeneration projects and design risk mitigation, as well as giving evidence at planning enquiries and being cross-examined. She is also co-author of the Professional Planning Guidance document to supplement the National Planning Policy framework. Somayya is a member of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Environmental Noise Committee, non-executive board member of Broadway Living, and member of the CIEH Environmental Protection panel.

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate FRCP FRCPath FMedSci, Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology and honorary consultant physician at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton. Stephen has utilised many approaches to study asthma and related allergic diseases resulting in more than 1000 peer review publications. He co-founded Synairgen to develop inhaled interferon-beta for viral respiratory diseases. Stephen was previously President of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI), the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the British Association for Lung Research. He is Special Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) on Air Quality. Stephen received the RCP President’s Medal in 2018 and he is the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Clean Air Champion. He was appointed to CBE in 2011 for clinical science and knighted in 2020 for contributions to medical research.

Tessa Bartholomew-Good

Tessa Bartholomew-Good, Head of Campaigns, Clean Air at Global Action Plan. Tessa is a behaviour and system change specialist, passionate about the intersection of human and planet health. Her expertise lies in creating public engagement campaigns and programmes resulting in positive social impact. She currently leads Global Action Plan's campaigns for the Clean Air team, including the UK's largest air pollution campaign Clean Air Day. Prior to this, Tessa worked for Public Health England leading the strategy, insights and evaluation for the largest health behaviour change campaigns and programmes in the UK.

Andrew Grieve, Director of the Lorax Initiative and Senior Air Quality Analyst at Imperial College London. After suffering from asthma as a child, Andrew studied Environmental Science and Information technology at Stirling University with a focus on air pollution. He joined the monitoring team at King’s College in 2005 and has combined his twin passions of air quality and digital technology to pioneer many air quality apps and communications platforms. He is currently leading the Breathe London Community Programme providing air quality sensors and support to 60 community groups across London.

Andrew has two children aged 6 and 9 who attend a primary school in Tufnell Park. In late 2019 he and the parents became aware that Ocado had secured a lease for a disused warehouse directly behind the school and intended to open up a new distribution depot with 100 diesel delivery vans, petrol pumps and staff cars. Recognising the serious threat to the children's health and education the depot would pose, the NOcado campaign was born. The community also launched a community interest group (CIC) called The Lorax Initiative to look further afield to determine if this is a wider problem. At the conference, Andrew will be presenting on the particular case of Ocado and the school and looking more broadly at the issue of darkstores and depots, community involvement and planning regulations.

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