Prof. George Karani
Professor of Environmental Health, Centre for Occupational & Environmental Public Health, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
In the University of Nairobi, Faculty of Science and Technology Research week Conference 2021, Prof Karani will give a keynote address on Experiences and lessons for Africa and Kenya for healthier people to steer sustainable development. Prof Karani’s address will be on 24th November 2021, 3 – 4 PM EAST.
George is Professor of Environmental Health, Centre for Occupational & Environmental Public Health, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. He was born in Kenya and educated at the Universities of Nairobi (BSc. and MSc.) and Leeds (PhD). He is actively engaged in research, consultancy and knowledge transfer projects in the UK, Europe, East & West Africa, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar. George’s research group is working on a number of environment and community health topics including Poverty related diseases, emergency preparedness and response, Traffic accidents, Environmental radiation, Waste management, Pollution in ports and harbours, PM10 & PM2.5 particulate matter and Climate change. Through the World Meteorological Organisation funding of his tenure, he served as an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Nairobi (2003-2006). He is Chair of the Ethics committee, Applied Community Sciences. George is a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, Higher Education Academy, Royal Meteorological Society, and Member of Wales for Africa Health Link group and Wales Ethnicity Research Collaboration (WERC). George is also the Chair of the Africa Partnership Initiative (API) which is a collaboration between CSHS and Design Wales whose aim is to further develop, through collaboration, the use of appropriate and relevant technology and community resources as a basis to promote and develop projects with Africa. George is actively involved in community volunteering work and was instrumental in setting up a homework club for pupils in Cardiff.