Environment and health conference

Speakers from the ESRI and UCD presented the latest findings from research on the environment and health funded by the EPA and HSE. The conference included opening remarks by Dr Matthew Crowe from the Environmental Protection Agency.

It also included a presentation by Dr Katharina Janke from Lancaster University, who provided an overview of research on the health and economic impacts of air pollution. Other topics included the health benefits of urban green space and a presentation by Enda Murphy from the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, to discuss transportation noise and public health outcomes.

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Environment and health conference 1

Matthew Crowe, Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Seán Lyons, ESRI, Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, Stephanie O’Keeffee, National Director of Health and Wellbeing, HSE, Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI, and Anne Nolan, ESRI at the Environment and health conference on 5 April, 2019.

Environment and health conference 2

Matthew Crowe, Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Anne Nolan, ESRI, Katharina Janke, Centre for Health Inequalities Research, Lancaster University, Gianluca Grilli, ESRI, Enda Murphy, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD, and Seán Lyons, ESRI at the Environment and health conference on 5 April, 2019.

Conference Programme

Introduction

8:30

Registration & Coffee

8:45

Welcome Address

Professor Alan Barrett, Director, ESRI

Session 1

Chair: Dr Matthew Crowe, Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

9:00

Opening Remarks

Dr Matthew Crowe, EPA

9:15

Investigating the effects of the environment on health using spatially-linked data

Dr Anne Nolan, ESRI

10:00

The impact of air pollution on population health

Dr Katharina Janke, Centre for Health Inequalities Research, Lancaster University

10:45

Tea/Coffee Break

Session 2

Chair: Dr Seán Lyons, ESRI

11:00

Health benefits associated with the use of urban green space

Dr Gianluca Grilli, ESRI

11:45

Transportation noise and public health outcomes: biological markers and pathologies

Professor Enda Murphy, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD

12:30

Conclusions and Close of Conference