UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology



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ION Deputy Director for Sustainability

sanjay sisodiya
"The world's climate is changing now. Global heating and its consequences will greatly affect our lives and work in the years ahead. For people with neurological diseases, and for research into those diseases, climate change is likely to pose significant challenges, which is in our remit and power to address. I very much look forward to working with all across the Institute to do what we can to meet these challenges, to reduce our contributions to climate change, and to promote sustainability." Professor Sanjay Sisodiya
"Climate change is with us. How will it affect people with epilepsy? How do we contribute to climate change in our professional lives? What can we do about it? EpilepsyClimateChange is hosting its first virtual conference to begin to address these important issues. Please join us so we can begin to plan and take action for a challenging future".  Sanjay Sisodiya for EpilepsyClimateChange.

Heather Sampson, Student Sustainability Ambassador 2021-22

heather sampson
As the Student Sustainability Ambassador for the IoN, Heather (MSc Clinical Neuroscience) worked with the IoN Green Champions to improve student engagement and participation as well as help shape and build new sustainability projects. 
'We all have a responsibility to address the climate emergency, one of the biggest challenges of our time. The actions we take today to decrease our negative impact on the environment will directly influence the future of our planet. Together we can make change happen, so join us in creating a more sustainable IoN and UCL! I am very excited to work with the IoN Green Champions and encourage greater sustainability in the department'.

ION Sustainability Activities 

HPF Labs case study: Ice Pack Reuse in Laboratories – New Solutions Needed

HPF labs ice pack

Dementia Research Centre: upcycled office chairs

DRC chairs


Wakefield Street: Lab equipment repairs workshop

lab repair

Queen Square Library organised series of Bird walks with UCL Conservation Society

bird walk may 2019