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.
The Pacific Standard recently named former lab member Jamie Lundine one of their top 30 thinkers under 30. Jamie in 2012 co-founded the Nairobi based company Spatial Collective, which uses geospatial analysis to track trends in crime and violence, unemployment and job creation, to crowdsource crisis information, and to figure out how hundreds of schools are performing.
Her work has been getting noticed—among the awards Lundine’s Spatial Collective has received is a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Award and funding from the World Bank.