Challenge & Change: Air Quality Conference

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12 July - London  

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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
     
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 

Karl SuschitzkyWith 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.



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


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 
 
Elliot Treharne, Air Quality Manager, Greater London Authority 
   
Alice Thomson, Comment Writer, The Times Newspaper 
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