Professor Anne Johnson ‘ co-director of the UCL Institute of Global Health ’ has joined a committee advising the government on how to prepare for climate change.
She will take up one of the remaining two posts on the Adaptation Sub-Committee, a sub-committee to the Climate Change Committee.
Johnson is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Head of the Division of Population Health at UCL.
She has worked in research in the epidemiology and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections and other infectious diseases for over 20 years.
Professor Johnson was a member of the UCL/Lancet Commission on managing the health effects of climate change and is Chair of the Medical Research Council Population Health Sciences Group.
The Adaptation Sub-Committee to the Committee on Climate Change was established under the Climate Change Act 2008.
It advises government on the preparation of the national Climate Change Risk Assessment and develops plans to enable the country to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
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