UK Health Security Agency
Emer OConnell is a Consultant in Public Health and leads the Extreme Events and Health Protection at the UK Health Security Agency, in London. Emer has a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in Public Health and Population Science from University College Dublin. She specialises in environmental public health and has expertise across natural hazards, climate and health. The focus of her current role is the public health aspects of climate adaptation, heatwave, cold weather and flooding. Her team deliver the Heatwave and Cold Weather Plans for England, including the early warning systems for heat and cold. Emer also has expertise in air quality and health.