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Miss Grace Turner

BSc MSc AfN

Research Assistant
of Environmental Epidemiology

Room
137

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Grace is part of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit on Environmental Change and Health (NIHR HPRU ECH) which explores multiple environmental themes and how they implicate health in the UK. 

She graduated from the Nutrition for Global Health MSc at LSHTM in 2019, and subsquently started working at the school later that year. 

Grace is a contributing author for the Climate Change Risk Assessment within the Health and Built Environment Chapter due 2022 with a key focus on equity, local authority and health outcomes across multiple climate risks (flooding, overheating, local authority adaptation, food security and safety, pollen and water supply). She now works under the HPRU ECH leading 2 large 20,000 paper systematic reviews on UK climate change, coastal communities and health inequalities, analysing both health inequalities created from the impacts of extreme coastal events and implemented coastal adaptation interventions. 

Grace is a Registered Associate Nutritionist. 

Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

Independent organiser for the NIHR HPRU in Environmental Change and Health Conference with attendance of over 200 key academics, local authority and governmental agency officers and students. Keynote speeches were given by Professor Sir Andy Haines, Professor Alan Dangour, Baroness Brown of Cambridge and Professor Isobel Oliver. 

Research

Grace's research interests are the links between public health, nutrition and environmental change. This focuses on how environmental change and climate risks implicate human physical and mental health in the UK and how climate action can help mitigate or adapt to future climate change to protect health. Additionally, I have key research interests within local climate action to explore how multi-level governance influences successful climate strategies which protect the most vulnerable groups and promote equitable health. 

Grace is funded under the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit on Environmental Health and Change 

Research Area
Climate change
Environment
Health care policy
Health impact analysis
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health policy
Public health
Risk
Social and structural determinants of health
Behaviour change
Environmental Health
Equity
Evaluation
Food
Inequalities
Discipline
Epidemiology
Nutrition
Policy analysis
Statistics
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
Injuries
Malnutrition
Mental health
Allergy
Non-communicable diseases
Country
United Kingdom
Region
European Union
North America

Selected Publications

The effects on public health of climate change adaptation responses: a systematic review of evidence from low- and middle-income countries.
Scheelbeek PFD; Dangour AD; Jarmul S; Turner G; Sietsma AJ; Minx JC; Callaghan M; Ajibade I; Austin SE; Biesbroek R
2021
Environmental research letters
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