Prof Lidia Morawska
Queensland University of Technology
Buildings and us: what we learned from COVID-19 and what will change
As one of the world’s foremost authorities in aerosol science, Professor Morawska will provide an update on the research being undertaken worldwide to better understand the field of air quality and its impact on human health and the environment, with a specific focus on the science of airborne particulate matter. She will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the built environment and provide an overview of what is likely to happen in the future.
Morawska is a professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, and the director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH) at QUT. ILAQH is a collaborating centre of the World Health Organization on research and training in the field of air quality and health. She is also a co-director of the Australia-China Centre for Air Quality Science and Management.
Morawska conducts fundamental and applied research in the interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health and the environment, with a specific focus on the science of airborne particulate matter. A physicist, she received her doctorate at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, for research on radon and its progeny.
Dr Morawska is an author of more than 800 journal papers, book chapters and refereed conference papers. She has been involved at the executive level with a number of relevant national and international professional bodies, is a member of the Australian Academy of Science, and a recipient of numerous scientific awards.