Sherilee Harper

Vice-Chair, Working Group I


Sherilee Harper is a Vice-Chair of IPCC’s Working Group I for the seventh assessment cycle. She is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. Her research investigates associations between weather, environment, and health equity in the context of climate change, and she collaborates with partners across sectors to prioritise climate-related health actions, planning, interventions, and research. She was a Lead Author on two Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports; served on the Gender Task Group for the IPCC; was a Lead Author on Health Canada’s 2022 Climate Change and Health Assessment; and Co-chaired the Government of Canada’s Health and Wellbeing Advisory Table for the National Adaptation Strategy.