UCL IEDE led study on climate change and overheating in care homes awarded £250k from NERC
7 February 2019
UCL IEDE's Mike Davies and Anna Mavrogianni have successfully secured £250,000 of funding from NERC (the Natural Environment Research Council)
As part of a bid led by IEDE in collaboration with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Mike Davies and Anna Mavrogianni have been awarded £250,000 from NERC (the Natural Environment Research Council) to conduct research on overheating in UK care homes.
Researchers involved in the project will carry out preliminary work to develop methods that will support UK care provision in preparing for rising heat stress under climate change. The project will undertake pilot work in five UK care settings to monitor the thermal environment and conduct surveys with residents, frontline care staff and care home managers. The project brings together multidisciplinary research perspectives with those of care home practitioners and other stakeholders in order to develop a large scale project that will address the problems UK care providers face in the coming years.