09:00 - 09:30

Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:30 - 09:45

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Dr Gary Fuller

Dr Gary Fuller

Senior Lecturer in Air Quality Measurement & UKRI Clean Air Champion, Imperial College London

09:45 - 10:25

Keynote Address – The Grand Challenge of Air Pollution

  • The challenges of cleaning up air in the UK
  • Understanding the national and international picture: regional disparities, funding and understanding where the issues lie
  • Assessing the health implications of air pollutants
Live Q&A
10:15 - 10:25
Sir Stephen Holgate

Sir Stephen Holgate

Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology & UKRI Clean Air Champion, University of Southampton

Imogen Martineau

Head of UK Portfolio, Clean Air Fund

10:25 - 10:45

Joint Discussion: Strategies for Success - Building Air Quality Action Plans and Improving Partnerships

  • Building upon the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) process through good practice and guidance
  • Working with pre-existing infrastructure to drive change
  • Strengthening Air Quality Action Plans (AQAPs) by engaging local partnerships
Live Q&A
10:35 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15

Networking Break

Meet your colleagues and make new connections.

11:15 - 12:00

Panel Discussion: Understanding the Implications of Poor Air Quality on Public Health

  • Understanding the dangers of poor air on physical and mental health
  • Assessing trends and relationships between air quality data and human exposure
  • Highlighting the specific pollutant exposure risk to vulnerable groups in different environments
Live Q&A
11:50 - 12:00

Professor Martin Clift

Professor of Particle and Fibre Toxicology, Swansea University & Member of Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP)

Jemima Hartshorn

Founder, Mums for Lungs

12:00 - 12:45

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Air Pollution

  • Exploring the impact of air pollution on biodiversity destruction
  • Understanding legislation on emissions as part of the Clean Air chapter of the Environmental Improvement plan 2023
Live Q&A
12:35 - 12:45
Jenny Hawley

Jenny Hawley

Policy Manager, Plantlife

Andrew Baker

Managing Director, Baker Consultants

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch


13:45 - 14:15

Clean Air and Rail – Actions from the industry to improve air quality

  • Policy context for air quality in rail in the UK
  • Air quality challenges within rail
  • Actions and initiatives to manage and improve air quality in rail
  • Role of rail in improving wider air quality
Live Q&A
14:05 - 14:15

Philbert Chan

Air Quality Lead, Rail Safety and Standards Board

14:15 - 14:45

Improving Public Engagement – Encouraging Bottom-Up Change to Create Healthier Local Environments

  • Improving public awareness of the importance of clean air in order to stimulate behaviour change
  • How can individuals reduce their contribution to emissions and exposure to harmful pollutants?
  • Methods of identifying and tackling exposure hotspots and communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution
Live Q&A
14:35 - 14:45

Dr Diana Varaden

Lecturer in Environmental Social Science and Health, Imperial College London

14:45 - 15:25

Improving Indoor Air Quality

  • Identifying the causes and dangers of poor indoor air quality
  • Examining the evidence base of poorly monitored and ventilated indoor spaces
  • Implementing the recommendations of the Indoor Air Quality at Home guidance
  • Improving air quality in the housing sector following new guidance on mould and damp
Live Q&A
15:15 - 15:25

Professor Matthew Fisher

Professor of Fungal Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London & Member of the Defra Air Quality Expert Group

Dr David Shaw

Research Associate, University of York

15:25 - 15:30

Chair's Closing Remarks

Dr Gary Fuller

Dr Gary Fuller

Senior Lecturer in Air Quality Measurement & UKRI Clean Air Champion, Imperial College London

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