Investing in our future: welcoming our new Fellow in Climate Change and Health
Press release issued: 6 October 2022
We are delighted to announce Dr Eunice Lo as Research Fellow in Climate Change and Health. This new fellowship is funded by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, and Cabot Institute for the Environment as part of a new collaboration at the University of Bristol looking into the impacts of climate change on human health.
The Climate Change and Health research programme brings together experts from different disciplines to understand and address the complex and interwoven areas of climate and health.
Eunice said: In my new role, I will connect researchers from across the University and steer research in the cross-disciplinary area of climate and health. I will also work closely with the Met Office Academic Partnership to bring together academic and public services expertise to tackle the climate-health problem.”
She continues: “My background is in climate science but in recent years I have been researching the human mortality impacts of heatwaves. I aim to use this fellowship to expand my research to other climate hazards and health outcomes.”
Guy Howard, Director of the Cabot Institute, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Dr Eunice Lo as the new Research Fellow in Climate Change and Health working with both Cabot and Elizabeth Blackwell Institute to develop and take forward research in this important area. Dr Lo is an accomplished climate scientist who has led the way in developing new research to understand the impact of increasing heat on human health. Her work is informing how national authorities issue warnings about heatwaves, including working closely with the UK Health Security Agency. We are really looking forward to having her join the team for the next two years and helping us move our climate change and health agenda forward.”
Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, said: “I'm delighted that Dr Lo is joining the Climate Change and Health research programme. Her expertise in the impact of climate variability on health means that the University's work in climate and health will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Join the Climate Change and Health research community
The complex and interwoven area of climate change and health research needs experts from every different field to contribute a broad range knowledge and skills. If you would like to be part of our climate change and health community please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can find solutions for a healthier future… for us and the planet.
FREE Climate Changes Health lecture
Join Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for a public lecture on climate change and health on 3 November at City Hall, Bristol. Hear from Kristie Ebi, University of Washington, about health risks of climate variability and climate change. Kristie Ebi has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for nearly 25 years. Looking forward, we need to urgently invest in adaptation and mitigation to reduce current impacts and future risks in an increasingly warming world. Book your free place.