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Virginia Murray

Professor Virginia Murray was appointed as Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection, Public Health England, on 1 January 2011. With the Extreme Events team, she is developing evidence base information and advice on flooding, heat, cold, volcanic ash, and other extreme weather and natural hazards events. Appointed as Visiting Professor in Health Protection, MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College and King’s College, London (2004), she has published widely. She is vice-chair of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Scientific and Technical Group and is one of the members of the UNISDR Advisory Group for the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Sendai Framework: Reducing the impact of disasters across the globe

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The Sendai Framework was recently adopted by 187 countries, including the UK, at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) which took place in Sendai, Japan in March 2015. PHE’s Public Health Strategy Division has worked towards giving public …

Flooding and the public's health: looking beyond the short-term

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In the past month, windstorms and flooding have been knocking at our doors more frequently than we would like. Like an unwelcome guest, severe weather brings with it many problems and often ones that are not always easily visible.  It …