Miss Grace Turner
BSc MSc AfN
of Environmental Epidemiology
15-17 Tavistock Place
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.
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.
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