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.
Last December, Dr. Lea Berrang Ford was officially awarded the Canada Research Chair -Tier 2- in Global Health and Environmental Change. CRCs are granted to "outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields" (source: Meaghan Thurston, McGill reporter, full article available here).