The Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Research Programme (CHIRP) at Leeds is based in the Priestly International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. CHIRP@LEEDS is a joint collaboration across the climate and global health themes, and partners the Leeds School of Earth and Environment, and the Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, including the Nuffield Centre for Global Health and Development. Led by Professor Lea Berrang-Ford, the programme integrates interdisciplinary expertise across Leeds faculties, including strengths in public health, epidemiology, medicine, engineering, climate science, nutrition, and geography.
Lab research in the news: Some cities are falling behind in preparing for the effects of climate change
MA student Malcolm Araos talked with Stephen Buranyi from Vice Magazine this month to discuss the results of his masters research. Malcolm collected and analyzed climate change adaptations from more than 400 cities worldwide, and found that only a handful of cities are actually preparing for climate change.
See the Vice article here.
Read Malcolm's research articles here:
Climate change adaptation planning in large cities: A systematic global assessment
Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Large Cities: A Global Baseline
And keep your eye out for a third publication from Malcolm's masters, focusing on adaptation planning in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
McGill Geography MA student Dylan Clark's masters research was in the news this week. Dylan's work, which builds on environmental epidemiology tools to model weather impacts on search and rescue events in the Arctic, was published recently in the journal Public Health. Dylan is supervised by Dr. James Ford, and Dr. Lea Berrang Ford was a committee advisor for his quantitative analysis.
See the CBC article here.
See the research article here.