Ian is an Associate Professor at UCL Energy Institute, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London and the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.
Ian has expertise in the built environment focused on the nexus of climate, energy and health. This includes the building stock performance, sustainable building technologies, indoor environment and health impact assessment. Ian has been the Operating Agent for the International Energy Agency’s Annex 70 - Building Energy Epidemiology, has supported the IEA, the UNEP-led Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction initiative, the NERC APEx London Air Pollution and ANTICIPATE project, and British Council funded Capability and Energy Poverty project.
As Executive Director, Ian leads the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, a collaboration of 35 leading research institutions, established to provide an independent, global monitoring system dedicated to tracking the emerging health profile of the changing climate. Ian’s research and consultancy expertise lies in energy demand in buildings, indoor environmental quality and health impacts. He has undertaken research and consultancy on evaluating UK and EU Government building and energy policy, sustainable development, research on energy demand and energy efficiency in buildings and low carbon technologies.
Ian has also worked as a project engineer to develop sustainability strategies for over a dozen masterplan scale developments in the UK and abroad, including the London 2012 Olympic Parkland; prior to this, he developed urban development strategies in Canada.