50 shades of green – the health risks and benefits of green space

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  • Location: Level 10 Seminar Rm (10.125), School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

On Thursday 26th January we will be joined by Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen from ISGlobal in Barcelona to discuss the latest research around the health risks and benefits associated with exposure to green space.

Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen is a world leading expert in environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology, and health risk/impact assessment with a strong focus and interest on healthy urban living. He has experience and expertise in areas of all cause mortality, respiratory and cardiovascular disease, mental health and cognitive function, cancer and reproductive health, and exposure measurement and modelling of indoor and outdoor air pollution, green space, UV exposure, noise, temperature and physical activity, using new technology such as GIS, smartphones, personal sensors and remote sensing. His group recently developed the Urban and Transport Planning Health Impact Assessment (UTOPHIA) tool to assess the health impacts of urban and transport planning related exposures in cities.

This seminar will take place at 2 pm – directions to the School of Earth and Environment can be found here.