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Professor Cath Noakes

Professor Cath Noakes

Cath Noakes is Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at the University of Leeds who leads research on ventilation, indoor air quality and transmission of infection.

She has worked on multiple national and international projects and was an advisor to the UK government on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Managing infections - don’t forget about the indoor air in your care home

Big ventilation fan being maintained

As winter takes hold, it is tempting to try and keep residents warm and fuel costs lower by hunkering down until the weather gets warmer. But keeping all the windows and doors shut may not be the best idea: homes need ventilation and care homes are no different. Professor Cath Noakes and fellow experts give the reasons a good airing...