Talks – Health

Talks and conference papers given as part of my work at the Met Office during 2005-07 on health forecasting and anticipatory care.

Risk of COPD exacerbation: a predictive algorithm. Department of Health, 3 November 2009 (consultant representing Met Office).

Health Forecasting: Issues, Challenges and Successes. American Meteorological Society Policy Program forum “Under the Weather: Environmental Extremes and Healthcare Delivery”. Washington DC, 16 April 2007.

Health Forecasting. National Assembly for Wales. Cardiff, 21 March 2007.

An overview of meteorological aspects of the 2006 heatwave. Health Protection Agency workshop: Evaluation of the impact of the National Heat-Wave Plan. London, 26 February 2007.

Climate Change: Current scientific consensus & evidence. South West Public Health Training Scheme Tutorial. Exeter, 31 January 2007.

Short and long-term implications for health, and the Heat Wave Plan. South West Public Health Training Scheme Tutorial. Exeter, 31 January 2007.

Seasonality in COPD emergency admissions to hospital, and predictability using surveillance for Influenza-Like Illness, British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2006, London, 7 December 2006.

Health Forecasting and Anticipatory Care. Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry Wales Industry Group. Cardiff, 20 November 2006.

Protecting health and reducing harm from heatwaves and cold weather in England. Advisory Committee for Natural Disaster Reduction. London, 15 November 2006.

Weather and human health. Hospiscare. Exeter, 18 October 2006.

The use of Influenza surveillance data to forecast risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease exacerbation resulting in hospitalization. Health Protection Agency annual conference. University of Warwick, 12 September 2006.

Using information to inform policy. SEPHO Conference on Older People in the South East. London, 17 November 2005.