Extreme events and Climate Change: what are the challenges? We welcome Professor Murray on her second visit to the Crichton as Head of Events and Health Protection, Public Health England. Virginia qualified in medicine. In January 2011 she was appointed as Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection and is taking forward work on evidence […]
We welcome Professor Murray on her second visit to the Crichton as Head of Events and Health Protection, Public Health England.
Virginia qualified in medicine. In January 2011 she was appointed as Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection and is taking forward work on evidence based information on flooding, heat, cold, volcanic ash and other extreme weather and natural hazards events. Since 2009 she has been the Co-ordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Managing Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation published in 2012.
She is the UK Government member on the UN International Strategy for Reduction (ISDR) Scientific and Technical Advisory Group and is one of the UNISDR Advisory Group for the post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Appointed as Visiting Professor in Health Protection, Imperial College and King’s College London, she is also Visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow. And since 2004 has published widely.
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