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Dr Evangelia Chrysikou is a registered architect and senior research fellow at UCL. She owns the award-winning SynThesis Architects (London – Athens), that specializes in medical facilities. Her work received prestigious awards (Singapore 2009, Kuala Lumpur 2012, Brisbane 2013, Birmingham 2014, London 2014). Parallel activities include teaching at medical and architectural schools, research (UK, France, Belgium, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Greece and the Middle East) and advisory. She advised the Hellenic Secretary of Health and is the author of the new national guidelines for mental health facilities. Dr Chrysikou is the author of the book ‘Architecture for Psychiatric Environments and Therapeutic Spaces’, healthcare architecture editor, reviewer, active member of several professional and scientific associations and a TED-MED speaker. She is a Trustee, Member of the Board and Director of Research at DIMHN (UK) and Member of the Board at the Scholar’s Association Onassis Foundation.
D’Maris Coffman is the Director of The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction and the Professor in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment at UCL, United Kingdom. She is Editor-in-Chief and Coordinating Editor of Elsevier's Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and on the honorary editorial boards of the Journal of Cleaner Production, Economia Politica, and the editorial boards of Frontiers of Engineering Management and the Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment. She is a Fellow of Goodenough College, where several of the school's doctoral students are residential members. In 2020-21, she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Milan, Italy. She is also a Guest Professor at Beijing Institute of Technology and a Visiting Professor of Renmin University of China. Before coming to UCL in 2014, she spent six years as a fellow of Newnham College where she variously held a junior research fellowship (Mary Bateson Research Fellowship), a post as a college lecturer and teaching fellow, and a Leverhulme ECF. In July 2009, she started the Centre for Financial History, which she directed through December 2014. She has over 100 publications across the domains of economic and financial history, economic geography, infrastructure economics, and climate change economics and finance. She holds both American and British citizenship.
Christos Hadjichristodoulou is Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, University of Thessaly (UTH), Greece. He is the Director of the University’s Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Director of the Peripheral Public Health Laboratory of Thessaly and the scientific coordinator of the two-year postgraduate training program in applied public health and environmental hygiene. He is also the Head of the WHO Collaborating Center for International Health Regulations regarding “points of entry”. Moreover, he is the Coordinator of the Horizon Europe project HEALTHY SAILING, focused on the prevention, mitigation and management of infectious diseases on cruise ships and passenger ferries, which brings together a diverse network of partners from universities, industry and public health authorities. He is also a WHO expert providing technical advice for management of public health events on board ships. Christos Hadjichristodoulou was the Coordinator of the EU HEALTHY GATEWAYS Joint Action focused on preparedness and action at points of entry including ports, airports, and ground crossings (2018-2022), the EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action (2013-2016) and of the “Integrated surveillance and control programme for West Nile virus and malaria in Greece”. He was the Project leader of the SHIPSAN TRAINET project (2006-2008), the Scientific Coordinator of the SHIPSAN project (2008-2011), and the scientific coordinator of the project “Environmental Health Surveillance for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games”. He also held the post of the Director of the National Center for Surveillance and Intervention (1997-2000). Christos Hadjichristodoulou has over 260 publications in peer review journals.
Kathryn joined the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) team in November 2017 as project manager. She is involved with day to day operations including data deposits, restricted-use data agreements, data user requests, as well as long-term planning of NACDA activities in the research community.
Before transitioning to NACDA, Kathryn Lavender came to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) from the University of Michigan-Dearborn as a co-op student, and accepted a full-time position after graduating with her degree in economics. She has been involved in many areas of ICPSR, from curating data across different projects and supervising curation staff to event planning with the summer internship program. As of this April, Kathryn has been an official ICPSR staff member for 10 years.
Dr James W. McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. He currently does methodological research on the improvement and enhancement of secondary research data and has been cited as an expert authority on data imputation. Dr McNally has directed the NACDA Program on Aging since 1998 and has seen the archive significantly increase its holdings with a growing collection of seminal studies on the aging lifecourse, health, retirement and international aspects of aging. He has spent much of his career addressing methodological issues with a specific focus on specialized application of incomplete or deficient data and the enhancement of secondary data for research applications. Dr McNally has also worked extensively on issues related to international aging and changing perspectives on the role of family support in the later stages of the aging lifecourse.
Miriam Weber PhD studied environmental and natural sciences at the Open University of the Netherlands. After her international career as a management and environmental consultant, she combined her PhD research at Utrecht University and managed the noise department of DCMR Environmental Service Rijnmond. Since April 2016, Miriam has broadened her professional focus from environmental policy to 'healthy urban living for all'. At the municipality of Utrecht, she is responsible for the healthy ageing programme. In addition, Miriam is Utrecht’s coordinator for the WHO European Healthy Cities Network and chair of the WHO cities working group on environment and health. With her broad and longstanding experience in knowledge development, implementation and task-oriented networking, Miriam also plays a leading role in various international research projects such as Equal-Life and the Joint Action Health Equity in Europe.