Lidia Morawska, Distinguished Professor at the Queensland University
Distinguished Professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and the Director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health at QUT, which is a Collaborating Centre of the WHO. Lidia also holds positions of Vice-Chancellor Fellow, Global Centre for Clean Air Research, University of Surrey, UK, of Adjunct Professor, Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (ECI), Jinan University, Guangzhou, China and is a co-director of the Australia-China Centre for Air Quality Science and Management. She 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 science of airborne particulate matter. She is a physicist and received her doctorate at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland for research on radon and its progeny. An author of close to one thousand journal papers, book chapters and refereed conference papers, Lidia has been involved at the executive level with several relevant national and international professional bodies, is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and a recipient of numerous scientific awards. She was named one of TIME100 world’s most influential people for 2021, for her global leadership work on the importance of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2.