Scientist: Marina Romanello

Marina Romanello profile pictureMarina Romanello is Data Scientist and Research Fellow for The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change, where she leads the research of the collaboration, and is in charge of the scientific development and refining of the Lancet Countdown’s indicators. She trained as a Biochemist in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Cambridge. Her research has focused on the impact of environmental exposures on epigenetic alterations, and in her most recent position she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London, studying the  environmental drivers of cancer onset. She is also currently working for the “Greener NHS” programme, leading a team of  9 experts to design a way for England’s National Health Service to become the world’s first net zero national health system.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Marina Romanello about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Marina Romanello, a data scientist in the Institute for Global Health at University College London who is also on the Lancet Countdown team, an international collaboration that tracks progress on health and climate change. What are the main ways in which you view the current health and climate crises as being connected? ...

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Not going back to the way things were: climate change and Covid-19 recovery

Over the past year, the Covid-19 crisis has caused us to reflect on how we interact with our natural environment. As the world plans recovery from the pandemic and this November’s COP26 Climate Change Conference looms into view, now may be a key juncture in understanding how to best align these priorities – something that could have implications not just for the world in general, but for the media too.