Below you will find recordings from our past lunchtime seminars ordered by date, the most recent being at the top.
Talk Title: Engaging parents as part of school communities
Claire Larkin is one of the co-founders of Parents For Future Scotland, a mum of 3 children and a fundraiser for charities working with disadvantaged communities in Scotland for 15 years.
Rowan Ryrie is a co-founder of Parents for Future UK who has helped to establish the two biggest global networks of parent and intergenerational climate activists. Rowan is a trained lawyer with experience working on international environmental and human rights law and believes passionately in the potential power of parents - and intergenerational movements - to create change.
Talk Title: Indoor environmental quality in UK schools in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation
Anna Mavrogianni is Professor of Sustainable, Healthy and Equitable Built Environment at the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London (UCL). She is an expert in indoor environmental quality, building energy retrofit and climate change adaptation of the built environment sector, with a focus on overheating and air quality exposure of vulnerable populations at the building and urban scale. She was the Principal Investigator of the EPSRC-funded project 'Advancing School Performance: Indoor environmental quality, Resilience and Educational outcomes' (ASPIRE) and she is a member of the UKRI Clean Air Network ‘The health and equity impacts of climate change mitigation measures on indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure’ (HEICCAM).
Talk Title: 'The Air We Share - A TAPAS funded project'.
Natalie's background is in Building Physics and Sustainable Building Design: (MRes - 1998) from the Institute for Applied Science in Lyon (INSA) in Civil Engineering and Building Physics and (MSc - 2017) from Edinburgh Napier University. She is a PhD candidate in the Scottish Energy Centre, where she is doing research on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in Schools. Natalie has delivered projects related to building performance evaluation. She has established experience of sensor deployment, data transmission and analysis. She has raised more than £200K in research and consultancy projects since joining Edinburgh Napier University. Natalie is an Associate Fellow of Higher Education and has been teaching Building Services Engineering (3rd year UG)
Talk Title: 'Prioritising actions for improving school classroom air quality'.
Professor Runming Yao (FCIBSE, FCIOB, FHEA, MASHRAE) is currently a Global Expert Professor, a Lead Academic of Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments at Chongqing University and a Professor of the Sustainable Built Environment at the University of Reading, at the School of the Built Environment. She has broad research interests in the sustainable built environment with a focus on energy efficiency and the environment in buildings. She has published widely in the areas of thermal comfort and wellbeing, building performance assessment, energy modelling, urban microclimates, and HVAC system and energy management. She successfully led and completed numerous research projects.
Talk Title: 'Learning Lab: Our Amazing Air (a SEPA and Glasgow Science Centre partnership)'.
Fiona Davies - STEM Learning Manager: With a background in project engineering and a passion for STEM learning, Fiona is an experienced project manager who has led the Learning Team at Glasgow Science Centre since 2014. Responsible for the science centre’s education offer, Fiona leads programmes including Learning Lab and STEM Futures with a commitment to supporting schools and a drive to provide unique learning experiences of the highest quality. Susan Meikleham - Senior Learning Coordinator: With 20 years of science communication and development experience in science centres, Susan is passionate about engaging learners of all ages and from all walks of life in a wide variety of science subjects through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities. Her current focus is on improving science literacy by supporting primary school teachers to provide engaging science learning in the classroom.
Talk Title: 'Community Engagement - Air Quality in Stirlingshire Villages'.
Dr Colin Gillespie is the Air Modelling Unit Manager within SEPA. His Unit is responsible for providing the evidence for Scotland’s Low Emission Zones. Graham Applegate is Principal Policy Officer for Air Quality in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), with 24 years’ experience in a variety of environmental protection areas but mostly focussing on air quality policy development and environmental regulation. Graham and Colin have been leading on the citizen science programme for several years. They work closely with other agencies and organisations to deliver on air quality improvements. This session will focus on the work they have been doing with Stirling University and Stirling Council around community engagement across Stirlingshire villages. This work was undertaken in collaboration with Amy McCarron and Dr Heather Price at the University of Stirling.
Talk Title: 'The Camden Clean Air's approach to working with schools'.
Valeria is part of the advisory committee and works as Community Manager at Camden Clean Air. Her responsibilities include managing the schools programme, which entails organising large events such as green-economy-focused career fairs and sustainability events, school assemblies and STEAM days, as well as structuring workshops around Camden Clean Air’s flagship projects, namely the Airscape network of real-time air quality sensors, and building indoor air quality purifiers with AirRated. She also spends a large part of her time organising borough-wide initiatives such the annual CCA Cycle Ride and the Eco Champion Awards, a prize-giving initiative to celebrate those residents who go above and beyond to protect our environment.
Talk title: 'Tools for science-driven policies: CAiMIRA as guide for healthier schools'.
Andre Henriques, scientist & researcher at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research also referred to as European Laboratory for Particle Physics), in Geneva Switzerland. With an engineering background, Andre works in the Occupational Health & Environmental protection Unit and is currently the Technical Coordinator for the establishment of safety rules, as well as leading a couple of R&D projects in the fields of indoor air and cryogenics. His research interests are in thermodynamics applied to particle accelerators, indoor air quality at the workplace and, most recently, transmission of respiratory pathogens. Andre is member of the WHO Expert panel on indoor air risk assessment and member of the European Committee for Standardization.
Talk title: 'Indoor environment in Danish classrooms and its association with pupil wellbeing and performance'.
Jørn Toftum is Professor in ventilation and indoor environment at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). His research focuses on the interaction between the indoor environment and human comfort, health and performance. For more than 30 years at DTU he has been involved in numerous laboratory studies and comprehensive surveys in Danish daycare centres, schools, offices and dwellings to describe associations between indoor environment exposures and peoples’ responses and behaviour.
Talk Title: 'Opportunities to improve air pollution around schools'.
Dr Gary Fuller is one of three UKRI Clean Air Champions. He is also a scientist at Imperial College London. His research interests focus on urban air pollution, how this is changing and how it affects our health. He is also a contributor to the Guardian newspaper
Achim Haug, using behaviour change for better air quality in schools
Dr Rhys Thomas, DIY Filtration box self builds
Claire Dassonville, Le Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB)
Eben Cross, DIY air filtration box
Leo McKittrick from EPA Ireland
Kate Langham from the Governments Policy Lab
Claire Dassonville from Le Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) discusses air monitoring projects in France led by the French Observatory for Indoor Air Quality (OQAI). For the past 20 years, this department has conducted the French observatory of IAQ which is a research program to provide and improve knowledge. This talk provides an overview of the survey methods and presents the main results from this nationwide study.
Leo McKittrick is a Scientific Officer with the Radon, Citizen Science & Electromagnetic Fields unit of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-Ireland). Leo leads the EPA’s Citizen Science programme, which focuses on developing public participation programmes to increase awareness of environmental issues and supporting public engagement in environmental protection.
Dr Kate Langham from the Government's Policy Lab talks on using design in policymaking. Kate discusses playful methodologies that invite younger audiences, and/or hard to reach groups, to engage in an iterative co-design process.
Eben Cross from @quant_aq talks about air filtration in schools and DIY air filtration boxes.
Dr Rhys Thomas & Stefan Stojanovic talk about air filtration in schools and the DIY Corsi Rosenthal Thomas self builds.
Achim Haug (Air Gradient) talks on: How can a data platform support behaviour change for healthier air quality?
Jenna Panter (University of Cambridge) and Annie Hindley (Cambridge City Council) talk on: Challenges, opportunities and learnings from a feasibility study of school streets and no car zones around schools in Cambridgeshire
Prof Chris Griffiths, Queen Mary University London talks on: Impacts of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone on Children’s health and development: the CHILL Study
Maria Val Martin and Amy Barnes, University of Sheffield, talk on: School Streets: Acting on air quality and creating community space
Sarah West (University of York/Stockholm Environment Institute) and Heather Price (Univeristy of Stirling) talk on: Participatory and creative methods in air pollution research
Kayla Schulte, PhD student (University of Oxford) talks on: Air quality information 'channels' in London: when & where are they consulted?
Pia Hardelid, from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health talks on: Air Pollution, housing and respiratory tract Infections in Children: NatIonal birth Cohort study (PICNIC)
Dr Colin Gillespie (with Graham Applegate), Principal Air Quality Scientist at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on Citizen Engagement Through Citizen Science: Our Evolutionary Path.
Our Clean Air Day seminar, organised with the other SPF Clean Air networks, looking at communicating clean air research. Featuring Charlotte Zamboni from Global Action Plan on creating positive, compelling communications, Lukasz Walasek from University of Warwick on turning communications to action using insights from Behavioural Science, and Mike Morrison from Michigan State University on using insights from user experience design.
Corinne Mandin, President of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality, on: Indoor Air Quality in Schools, from knowledge to action (feedback from the French IAQ observatory).
Mike Bithell from University of Cambridge on Agent Based Modelling, its use representing activity in schools and its potential application to understanding and improving air quality.
Larissa Lockwood from Global Action Plan on the Clean Air for Schools Framework, Tom Bannan from University of Manchester on the impact of air purifiers on air quality in schools, and Martie van Tongeren from UCL on links between air pollution and cognitive function in primary school children.
Mike Holland, Founder of Ecometrics Research and Consulting and Co-Lead of TAPAS Focus Area 3 talks on: Prioritising Actions. How might we decide which schools to target and with which measures?
Nathan Wood, CEO of Farmwood and Chair or the Building Engineering Services Association Wellbeing in Buildings Group, presents on: The BESA Safe Haven School Study.
Xavier Querol, Research Professor leading the EGAR group at IDAEA-CSIC, talks on: Indoor and Outdoor Pollution in Schools from Barcelona.
Doug Booker, CEO and Co-Founder of the National Air Quality Testing Services, presents on "Monitoring indoor air quality in 20 schools around the UK pre and post COVID."
Matt Croucher, from engineering consultancy firm WSP, presents on "Improving Air Quality in London's Schools and Nurseries – The Mayor's Air Quality Audit Programmes"
Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers and Sophie Laggan from the University of the West of England present on: "Involving young people in clean air research and decision making - lessons from three large-scale citizen engagement projects."
Prof Prashant Kumar from the University of Surrey's Global Centre for Clean Air Research presents on: "Schools, Children and Air Pollution - a peak into GCARE's work", taking us through the Centre's air quality work in relation to schools, including an assessment of the impact of green infrastructure.
Sani Dimitroulopoulou shares Public Health England's latest work on air pollution and schools, including an extensive literature review relating to air quality in outdoor school environments and research mapping pm2.5 exposure and inequality.
Ben Barratt and Diana Varaden from Imperial College London present results from the Breathe London Wearables study, looking at children's' exposure and the impact of engagement on behaviour and understanding of air pollution..