Challenge & Change: Air Quality Conference

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12 July - London - 15Hatfields 

Early Bird Offer extended until 21 June - save over £50
Member: £133 | Affiliate member: £233 | Non member: £233
 

Standard Price
Member: £184 | Affiliate member: £284 | Non member: £284
 

CIEH is pleased to launch its new and highly topical event, Challenge and Change: Air Quality Conference this July. After months of delays, on 5 May 2017 the Government produced their long-awaited plans to improve air quality in the UK. Final publication is expected on 31 July and CIEH’s Air Quality conference provides environmental health professionals and other interested stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the Government’s plans and explore what they want to see done to reduce air pollution in the UK.

This one day conference will look at national initiatives, local initiatives and showcase good practice case studies. CIEH Challenge and Change: Air Quality Conference will demonstrate the importance of making a difference in both urban and rural areas.
 
Plus, leading air quality professionals will discuss the new measures that need to be taken to try and reduce harmful emissions to improve our nation’s health. 

Why you should attend:

  • Explore how transport and planning can be used to improve air quality
  • Hear from experts in the field on the latest challenges, opportunities and policies surrounding air quality
  • Learn from good practice case studies including a regional approach
  • Gain an insight into the latest challenges, tools and resources available to tackle poor air quality across the UK 

Who should attend:

  • Air Quality Control Managers
  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Senior Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Public Protection officers

CPD: 4 Hours 30


▼ Programme 

09.30   Registration, exhibition viewing and refreshments
     
10.00   Welcome and Introduction
Chair: The Rt Hon. Lord Larry Whitty
     
10.10   Keynote session: Governments Air quality Action plan to improve the health of the public
Speaker: James Longhurst PhD, MSc, FIEnvSc, FHEA, CEnv, CSci, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment and Sustainability, Professor of Environmental Science, University of the West of England
     
11.00   Tackling illegal levels of pollution and improving public health under the new Plans
Speaker: Andrea Lee, Healthy Air Campaigner, Client Earth
     
11.20   Questions and answer session: Panel speakers from the morning
     
11.40   Refreshments and exhibition
     
12.00   Working in Partnership with Public Health to raise the political visibility of air quality issues at the local level
Speaker: Rob Howard, Consultant in Public Health, Leicestershire County Council
     
12.30   Integrating planning, transport and environmental health for better air quality
Speaker: Dr Glyn Rhys-Tyler, Network Management and Operations Panel Member, Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation
     
13.00   Lunch and exhibition viewing
     
14.00   Workshop sessions:
1) A New Approach to Solving the Air Pollution Crisis: A Case Study from Digital Plymouth/Data Play Plymouth and Public Health Plymouth: Discussing open data, digital innovation and air pollution exposure choices – Creating affordable wearable air pollution dosemeters
Speaker: Claire Turbutt, Advanced Public Health Practitioner, Plymouth City Council.
2) Learning from the Clean Air Zone pilots
Speaker: Karl Suschitzky, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Derby City Council
3) Taking a regional approach to air quality: East Midlands approach
     
15.00   Refreshment break
     
15.30   Workshop 2: Repeat of workshops:
1) Managing air quality in the City
Discussing open data, digital innovation and air pollution exposure choices – Creating affordable wearable air pollution dosemeters
Speaker: Claire Turbutt, Advanced Public Health Practitioner, Plymouth City Council
2) Learning from the Clean Air Zone pilots
Speaker: Karl Suschitzky, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Derby City Council
3) Taking a regional approach to air quality: East Midlands approach
Speaker:Rachel Field, Team Leader, Environmental Protection, Kettering Borough Council
     
16.30   Collect CPD and depart

 
▼ Speakers 

Karl Suschitzky, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Derby City Council  

Karl SuschitzkyKarl Suschitzky is a Senior Environmental Health Officer with post-qualification experience of just over 11 years. Karl has spent the majority of his career working in the field of Environmental Protection and specialises in acoustics, land contamination and air quality impact assessment under the Planning and Licensing regimes. Karl is an active member of the Derbyshire Environmental Pollution Group (DEPG), the Derby and Derbyshire Air Quality Working Group and the East Midlands Air Quality Network (EMAQN). More recently, Karl has been part of the project team attempting to design and implement a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Derby in collaboration with the Joint Air Quality Unit of DEFRA/DfT (JAQU) and the other CAZ cities.


Dr Glyn Rhys-Tyler, Network Management and Operations Panel Member, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation 

Glyn Rhys-TylerDr Glyn Rhys-Tyler is an independent consultant and researcher specialising in the field of highway transportation and environmental policy. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) since 2003, and a member of the CIHT Network Management and Operations advisory panel since 2004. He has 27 years’ experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, research, and environmental policy, having worked both in the private consultancy sector and academia. He gained his PhD at Newcastle University, researching the exhaust emissions characteristics of road vehicles.


Claire Turbutt, Advanced Public Health Practitioner, Plymouth City Council 

Claire TurbuttWith a background in environmental health working within housing, initial response, licensing and food at a variety of Council’s, Claire made the move across to public health after completing an MPH at Peninsula Medical and Dental School. In her new role in the public health intelligence team she works closely with planners, street designers, natural infrastructure, sustainable transport and the innovative DATAPlay project to influence the built environment in Plymouth. Her goal is improving health and wellbeing overall and reducing inequalities by working with partners to develop an integrated population health and wellbeing system that enables positive choices for better health in a growing city.



James Longhurst, Professor of Environmental Science and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability at UWE, Bristol 

James LonghurstJim is Professor of Environmental Science and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability at UWE, Bristol.He provides executive leadership for the WHO Collaborating Centre on Healthy Urban Environments and is the founder and Executive Director of the Air Quality Management Resource Centre. He has 30 years’ experience of research leadership specialising in air quality and carbon management. He has published extensively in the peer reviewed literature and is co-chair and editor of the annual Air Pollution Conference.

His national roles include Vice President of the UK Institution of Environmental Sciences, Honorary Vice President of Environmental Protection UK and director of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC. He chairs the Environment and Global Changes grants panel for the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and in 2015 chaired FCT’s second stage Natural and Environmental Sciences Panel for the Portuguese National Research Unit Evaluation.

He chaired the Great Western Research initiative’s Sustainability Panel and has served as a Director of Society for the Environment and the Science Council. He co- founded the UK’s Institute of Air Quality Management.His research has been supported by many sources including the UK Government and Devolved Administrations, the EU, UK Research Councils (NERC, EPSRC, ESRC), the Environment Agency, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency, the Academy of Sciences of South Africa, amongst others. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, a Chartered Scientist and one of the first Chartered Environmentalist’s in the UK.


Rachel Field, Team Leader, Environmental Protection, Environmental Health, Kettering Borough Council 

Rachel FieldRachel has worked delivering local authority environmental health services for 22 years. She was the lead officer for air quality in one of the West Midlands authorities where she worked with regional colleagues on the Low Emissions Towns and Cities Project (LETC). She now works for Kettering Borough Council in Northamptonshire and co-chairs the East Midlands Air Quality Network (EMAQN) with Public Health England




The Rt Hon Lord Whitty, Labour Party 

The Rt Hon. the Lord Whitty is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 21 October 1996. In the past, Lord Whitty has held the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Food, Farming and Sustainable Energy) (2003 to 2005), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (2001 to 2003) in government.

Lord Whitty has the following focus areas:
Policy Interests - Employment and training; Energy and environment; European Union; Housing and planning; Transport


Elliot Treharne Air Quality Manager at the Greater London Authority 

Elliot Treharne is a specialist in urban and environmental policy and is currently the Air Quality Manager at the Greater London Authority. Elliot’s career started with the United Nations, with placements in New York and Tanzania. Following these Elliot joined Transport for London developing London’s congestion charging scheme. He co-wrote the Mayor’s Air Quality Strategy in 2009 and 2010, developing the local measures concept to reduce poor air quality at the worst hotspots in London. The strategy was critical to London successfully obtaining a PM10 time extension from the European Commission.


Rob Howard, Consultant in Public Health, Leicestershire County Council 

Rob Howard is a Consultant in Public Health for Leicestershire County Council and has responsibility for children’s public health and wider/social determinants of health (including housing, excess winter deaths, and Health Impact Assessment/Health in All Policies), oral health, tobacco control and workplace health. He has career long commitment to tackling inequalities having worked in the voluntary sector (welfare rights, housing and health), the NHS (Regional Associate Director for NICE), the Civil Service (Food Standards Agency) and to complete the set, finally with a local authority. He is also Head of School for the East Midlands Public Health Specialist Training Programme.


Stephen Battersby, Freelance Environmental Health Consultant 

Dr. Stephen Battersby is a freelance Environmental Health Consultant. He is a visiting senior fellow at the Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health, University of Surrey. He was awarded an MBE for services to environmental health in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

He was also President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health from 2008-2011 and is now a Vice-President. He also chairs the Pro-Housing Alliance.

Stephen has recently been appointed as Chair of the new CIEH Air Quality Panel.

 
  
Andrea Lee, Healthy Air Campaigner, Client Earth 
 
   
Alice Thomson, Comment Writer, The Times Newspaper 
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