Professor Catherine Noakes OBE FREng
Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds
Professor Cath Noakes is distinguished for her seminal research on infection risk in the built environment, understanding the physical mechanisms of infection transmission and engineering strategies to control risk. The impact of her research has been global, with specific and wide-reaching influence through her role on the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) in understanding transmission of COVID-19. She has advised across government and behavioural scientists on physical mechanisms for SARS-CoV-2 virus spread, how to assess the risks of exposure in the built environment and appropriate mitigation strategies to control the virus in different work environments.