PSI research presented at Public Health England event

On Tuesday 14 March, PSI’s Kevin Burchell presented a paper at the Public Health England (PHE) 2017 Heat Plan Seminar.


Kevin Burchell

PHE holds the seminar annually to share emerging and new knowledge among researchers, practitioners and policy people who are working on heat issues (such as heatwaves and overheating more generally), and to inform its own planning.

Kevin presented material from the Urban Heat project, funded by Joseph Rowntree Trust, which examined the potential role of the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the development of local climate resilience. Following a presentation last year on the community resilience aspects of the project, this year’s talk focused on issues specifically related to heatwave planning and response.

Kevin’s slides can viewed here.

The Urban Heat report and other project materials can be found here.

More information about PHE’s Heatwave Plan here.