Who we are

We are a unique, independent and impartial multidisciplinary network of professionals working in the field of health, wellbeing and indoor environments. We are committed to promoting the development, synthesis, dissemination and application of evidence relating to policy and practice in the UK indoor built environment,  with the ultimate aim of improving health and wellbeing.


UKIEG Committee


Dr Derrick Crump

CHAIR

Derrick is an environmental chemist with a particular interest in the measurement and evaluation of indoor air pollutants. He is a Director of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Consulting Limited and an Associate of IEH Consulting Ltd. Previous roles include Director of the Institute of Environment and Health at Cranfield University, Technical Director (Environmental Consultancy) at BRE and Principal Scientist in the Toxic Substances Division of the (then) Department of the Environment. He has 35 years experience in research, consultancy and government policy work concerned with indoor environments and health.


Dr Sani Dimitroulopoulou

VICE-CHAIR

Sani is a Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist on Indoor Environments, within the Environmental Hazards and Emergencies Department in Public Health England. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (The Bartlett).
Her research interests include air pollution related effects on health, exposure assessment to air pollution, based on modelling and monitoring of outdoor and indoor air pollution and ventilation, health impact assessments and development of environmental public health indicators.
Sani works closely with colleagues from Government Departments (e.g. DfE, MHCLG, Defra, BEIS) and Organisations (e.g. WHO, NICE, CIBSE, Royal Colleges RCP/RCPCH), to provide expert advice on indoor air quality and health. Sani is a long-standing Member of the UKIEG as well as Member of the MESAEP Committee (Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection).


Dr Marcella Ucci

SECRETARY

Marcella is a Associate Professor in Environmental and Healthy Buildings at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. She is an architect with specialist research interests in facility and environment management, air quality and health within buildings, occupant behaviour and energy efficiency.


Dr Gráinne McGill

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Gráinne is a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde. She holds a BSc (hons) in Architecture, MSc in Sustainable Design and PhD in Architecture (Queen’s University Belfast). Between 2014 and 2020, she worked as a Researcher at the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU), Glasgow School of Art, where she taught environmental design and analysis in architecture and co-founded an MSc in Environmental Design. She is coordinator of the AHRC-funded Health Effects of Modern Airtight Construction (HEMAC) network and member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). Her research interests include low carbon design, post occupancy evaluation, indoor air quality, ventilation, overheating and the impact of the built environment on health.


Isabella Myers

COMMITTEE MEMBER

A long-standing member of the UKIEG and previously UKIEG Secretary, Isabella Myers is an independent consultant with over 20 years experience on the health effects associated with environmental hazards in the indoor and outdoor environment. Previously, she was a member of the Public Health England Toxicology Unit at Imperial College, where she was primarily responsible for supporting the Air Pollution and Climate Change Group at Public Health England. This included being a scientific member of the Secretariat for the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) and leading the work programme on carbon monoxide. She is Chairman of the All Fuels Forum Medical and Healthcare Professionals Sub-Group, a member of the All Fuel Forum Advisory Board and Forum, Associate of IEH Consulting and a member of the British Toxicology Society. 


Jon Bootland 

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Jon Bootland is Director of the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF), which focuses on building clients and funders, with current programmes including the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), and SHINE – the leaders’ network for sustainable buildings. It also supports the work of the Good Homes Alliance and the Passivhouse Trust. Jon was previously Associate Director at CIRIA and Director of regeneration and policy at the Prince’s Foundation. He is also an Associate at Forum for the Future.


Prof Paul Wilkinson

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Prof Paul Wilkinson is Professor in Environmental Epidemiology at the Department of Social and environmental Health Research, within the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His main research interests are the health impacts of climate change and environmental pollution, and the influence of the built environment on health.


Dr Azadeh Montazami 

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Dr Azadeh Montazami is a Research Fellow at Centre of Low Impact Buildings within Coventry University. She is trained as an architect with research interests in comfort factors within the learning environment with a focus on thermal comfort in primary school classrooms.


Dzhordzhio Naldzhiev

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Dzhordzhio is a doctoral researcher at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering and Head of Science Strategy at the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS), which is part of BEIS. His research focuses on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from insulation materials and their interrelationship with ventilation strategies, energy, and indoor air quality. He examines ways of how retrofit and new build dwellings could be improved to increase their indoor environmental performance. In his professional work, Dzhordzhio has focused on delivering low-carbon healthy buildings and has project management the energy & sustainability strategies for over 70 domestic and commercial developments within the UK. He is an accredited Passive House Designer, Low Carbon Consultant, Domestic and Non-Domestic Energy Assessor. 


Dr Monica Mateo-Garcia

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Monica is a Lecturer at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at BCU. Monica is an Architect with over 15 years professional and academic experience. She holds a PhD in Architecture and Sustainable Urban Planning from the University of Alicante.

In 2008, she moved from professional practice to academia, teaching in the University of Alicante, Coventry University and, since 2018, in BCU. Her field of expertise relates to low carbon building design, non-destructive testing for energy diagnosis of building envelope, and healthy indoor environments (thermal comfort, indoor air quality and overheating). She has taken part in various public funded projects as well as Industry-University projects, in which she has been principal investigator. She is presently supervising two PhD’s in Indoor Air Quality and overheating in new homes, funded by housing developers. She is periodically invited to speak about Indoor Environmental Quality at industry events.


Dr Alejandro Moreno-Rangel

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Alejandro’s is a Research Associate at Lancaster University for ImaginationLancaster. Alejandro is a Mexican Charted Architect with experience mainly on the residential environment. His main research interests are sustainable architecture and the indoor environment – particularly, indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort – and its connections to health, urban and human behaviours to create healthy homes. Recently, Alejandro has developed an interest in the use of low-cost sensors as research tools and the effect that they could have on residential behaviour, design and human health & well-being.


Prof Paul T C Harrison

CORRESPONDING COMMITTEE MEMBER

Paul is the Director of PTCH Consultancy Limited and IEH Consulting Limited, and former Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, having previously been Director of the Institute of Environment and Health. He is a toxicologist with specialist interest in indoor air pollution. He is co-founder of the UKIEG.


Prof Derek Clements-Croome

CORRESPONDING COMMITTEE MEMBER

Derek is founder of the MSc Intelligent Buildings Course at the University of Reading where he has developed a portfolio of projects including sustainability, building facades, system reliability, building rating methodology and design quality in schools and the effects of this on students’ learning. He is a visiting professor at several universities in China and acts as an external PhD examiner nationally and internationally. Derek was Vice-President of CIBSE and has also sat on a Panel on the Dynamics of Ageing for the Economics and Social Sciences Research Council. He is a member of the Board of the British Council of Offices. He is also a member of the UK Green Building Council.


Chuck Yu

CORRESPONDING COMMITTEE MEMBER

Chuck is the Executive Director and President of the International Society of the Built Environment (ISBE) and the Editor-in-Chief of the SCI journal, Indoor and Built Environment. He is a distinguished overseas professor, appointed by the Ministry of Education, China to collaborate with work at the School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering of Xi’an Jiaotong University, where he was conferred with the honour of being an Honorary Professor at the university. Chuck is also a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University and a Quest Professor at Chongqing University, China.  


Prof Cath Noakes

CORRESPONDING COMMITTEE MEMBER

Cath Noakes is Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings and Director of Researrch for the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds. Her research interests lie in the development and application of mathematical models for environmental fluid flow problems, with a strong focus on modelling the transmission and control of airborne infection in healthcare environments. Recent studies have involved a range of techniques including CFD analysis to model the spread of airborne pathogens and the effectiveness of control devices, and the development of epidemic models that incorporate the influence of the physical environment and the behaviour of people. 


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