Sustainable Earth 2017: Conference programme

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Programme: Day 1

Thursday 29 June 2017, Rolle Marquee, University of Plymouth

13:30 Registration, networking and coffee

14:00 Conference welcome and introduction 
Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Plymouth
Professor Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth 

14:15 Keynote 1: Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally
Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Chair, UK Government Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

14:45 Antimicrobial Resistance
Professor Tom Hutchinson, Professor of Environment and Health Sciences, University of Plymouth  
Dr Mathew Upton, Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology, University of Plymouth  
Dr Victoria Hurth, Associate Professor in Marketing, University of Plymouth 

15:20 Keynote 2: Marketing Global Challenge Messages
Meaghan Ramsey, Partner, Brunswick Group

15:50 Tea and coffee

16:15 Marketplace Session 1

17:45 Keynote 3: Future Earth and Solutions (the World in 2050)
Owen Gaffney, Director of International Media & Strategy, Stockholm Resilience Centre

18:15 Wine Reception
Kindly sponsored by University Commercial Services Plymouth Ltd

19:30 Close of day

Programme: Day 2

Friday 30 June 2017, Rolle Marquee, University of Plymouth

08:30 Registration, networking and coffee

9:00 Welcome back
Professor Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth

9:05 Keynote 4: A Fevered Planet         
Professor Hugh Montgomery, Head, Centre for Human Health & Performance, University College London

9:35 Health and Hazards
Dr Rupert Jones, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Plymouth  
Dr Jane Grose, Senior Research Fellow, University of Plymouth              
Dr David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit

10:15 Tea and coffee

10:30 Marketplace Session 2

12:00 Urban/Rural: Planning for a Sustainable Balance      
Professor Chris Balch, Professor of Planning, University of Plymouth  
Lord Matthew Taylor, Visiting Professor, University of Plymouth

12:30 Lunch and Exhibition

13:15 Keynote 5: Climate Change: why so toxic?
Professor Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science, University College London

13:45 Energy and Climate           
Dr Tim Daley, Deputy Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth

14:00 NGO Panel Discussion: Connecting research with action - how can universities help?

  • British Council - Dr Claire McNulty, Director of Science and Research
  • Flow Partnership - Minni Jain, Director
  • Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction - Lucy Pearson, Advocacy and Project Manager
  • World Vision UKMaggie Ibrahim, Resilience Manager, Humanitarian and Resilience Team

14:45 Tea and coffee

15:00 Marketplace Session 3

16:30 Keynote 6: Communicating Risk
Lisa Robinson, Senior Adviser, Resilience & Humanitarian Response, BBC Media Action

17:00 End of conference

Please note that this agenda is subject to change as the conference programme develops. Keep an eye on this page and on the #EarthConf2017 Twitter feed for updates.