Air Quality in Canterbury: what we know and what we need to know

Location
Og46 (The MIchael Berry Lecture Theatre), Old Sessions House, Canterbury Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Category
Social and Applied Sciences
Date(s)
Wednesday 24 May 2017 (18:30-20:00)
Contact
For further information please contact Professor Peter Vujakovic: peter.vujakovic@canterbury.ac.uk
Description

Professor Stephen Peckham, UKC
Hosted by the Sustainability Research Network
Canterbury Christ Church University

There has been an increasing interest in the impact of air quality on health in the last few years. Air pollution is a major public health problem and while much of the media focus has been on large cities in the UK poor air quality affects many smaller cities and towns - including Canterbury. Air quality in Canterbury already breaches national limits for nitrogen dioxide and ozone - both of which are associated with traffic emissions. With new developments the situa-tion is likely to get worse unless new solutions are found. This talk will provide an overview of the current situation in Canterbury, the health impacts associated with poor air quality and outline ideas for tackling the issue.

Stephen Peckham is Professor of Health Policy and has a joint appointment as Director of the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent and as Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is also Director of the Department of Health funded Policy Research Unit and is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Stephen has thirty years of academic research experience and previ-ously worked in local government and the voluntary sectors. Recent research includes examining the public health systems in England and Ukraine, the organisation of primary care and a local pilot project on measuring air quality in Canterbury. He has published widely on health and social policy and health services research with books on pri-mary care, health and social policy and public health ethics.

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