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  • Date and time: Wednesday 28 April 2021, 2pm to 5pm
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

This jointly run session by York Biomedical Research Institure (YBRI) and York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) will explore the intersection of environmental and biomedical research, followed by a keynote talk.

The session is split into three main themes: 

  • Global Heating
  • Mental Health
  • Infectious Diseases


14:00  Introduction to the session
Global Heating
14:10  Overview of the Global Heating theme - Prof Matt Thomas (YESI Director)
14:15  From field to house: challenges to adopting climate smart agriculture in Malawi – Dr Eleanor Jew (Environment and Geography)
14:25  Public engagement in climate change - Prof Hilary Graham (Health Sciences)
14:35  Q&A Session for both speakers
Mental Health
14:45  Overview of the Mental Health theme – Prof Tony Morland (Psychology)
14:50  Outdoors contribution to resilience – Prof Christina Van Der Feltz-Cornelis (HYMS/Health Sciences) 
15:00  Healthy environments for mentally healthy futures - Dr Peter Coventry (Health Sciences) and Prof Piran White (Environment and Geography)
15:10  Q&A Session for both speakers
15:20  BREAK
Infectious Diseases
15:30  Overview of the Infectious Diseases theme - Prof Jeremy Mottram (YBRI Director)
15:35  Is wastewater research good for your health? - Prof James Chong (Biology)
15:45  Impacts of antibiotic pollution in rivers on human pathogens -  Dr Brett Sallach (Environment and Geography)
15:55  Q&A Session for both speakers
Wellcome Trust
16:05  Climate Change and Health – a challenge for the coming decade - Dr Madeleine Thomson (Wellcome Trust)
16:35  Q&A for Dr Thomson
16:45  Open panel discussion
17:00  Close