MRC/DH Centre for Environment and Health

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: School of Public Health

Abstract

There are major public and public health concerns about the effects that the environment may be having on our health. Chronic exposure to potentially toxic substances in the environment is a fact of modern life. Chemicals and other physical agents in the environment are thought to contribute, in part, to the occurrence of various childhood and chronic diseases including reproductive effects (such as low birth weight, still birth and occurrence of congenital anomalies), chest and heart problems, and several cancers. A new approach is needed which combines epidemiological studies of large groups of people with toxicological studies if we are to understand the mechanisms by which pollutants in the environment affect health. The proposed Centre, to be held jointly between Imperial College (lead institution) and King?s College London, adopts such an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. It involves leading scientists in environmental, respiratory and air pollution epidemiology, toxicology, exposure modelling, biostatistics and research on biomarkers present in blood or urine (which may indicate levels of exposure to specific polluatants and possible early biological effects). We will integrate information from both individuals and areas where people live to look at the relations between environmental exposures and health. We will combine the use of advanced geographical information systems (GIS) and statistical modelling techniques, with experimental data, analysis of biomarkers, mechanistic studies and analyses of large population cohorts. Our aims encompass both research and training. Research in the Centre and its application will include a) methods development, involving spatial and statistical modelling and environmental toxicology and mechanisms; b) investigation of priority questions in environment and health, through two integrated research themes: health effects of sources and emissions of environmental contaminants, including mixtures of chemicals from contaminated land, major industrial sources, agriculture and the water supply, and combined effects of different pollutants; and air pollution and health, including short-, medium- and long-term effects of air pollution, pollutant mixtures, and allergens on both heart and lung problems; c) improving the science base underlying the translation of this research into environmental health policy. The training programme will support an extensive programme of short courses, Masters courses, 3- and 4-year PhD studentships, and mentoring of junior and senior researchers, with the aim of fostering the next generation of researchers and research leaders in environmental health.

Technical Summary

The environment and its possible effects on health have become major issues affecting public health and public perception of risk. Chronic exposure to potentially toxic substances in the environment is a fact of modern life. Chemicals and other physical agents in the environment are thought to contribute, in part, to the occurrence of various childhood and chronic diseases including reproductive effects, cardio-respiratory illness, and several cancers. Epidemiological and toxicological studies are required to study the effects of environmental pollutants on health among the general population, and to investigate mechanisms. Improved methods and new integrated approaches are required to provide high-quality and robust scientific evidence to inform risk assessment and underpin environmental health policies. The proposed Centre, to be held jointly between Imperial College (lead institution) and King?s College London, adopts such an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. It involves leading scientists in environmental, respiratory and air pollution epidemiology, toxicology, exposure modelling, biostatistics and biomarkers. The main conceptual thrust is to integrate individual-level and small-area analyses of environmental exposures and health ? using advanced geographical information systems and statistical modelling techniques, combined with experimental data, biomarker and mechanistic studies, and analyses of large population cohorts ? to tackle environmental health problems of public health and scientific importance. The Centre will take advantage of, and develop the national Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) databases at Imperial College which include individual-level health data, and data on populations, environmental exposures and sources of environmental pollution. Aims encompass both research and training in environment and health: i) Research and its application will include a) methods development, involving spatial and statistical modelling and environmental toxicology and mechanisms; b) investigation of priority questions in environment and health, through two integrated research themes: health effects of sources and emissions of environmental contaminants, including mixtures of chemicals from contaminated land, major industrial sources, agriculture and the water supply, and combined effects of different pollutants; and air pollution and health, including short-, medium- and long-term effects of air pollution, pollutant mixtures, and allergens; c) improving the science base underlying translation into policy. There will be a research focus on vulnerable groups, especially children, the elderly, and risk of adverse reproductive effects. ii) Training will involve establishment of an extensive programme with short courses, Masters courses, 3- and 4-year PhD studentships, and mentoring of junior and senior researchers, to foster the next generation of researchers and research leaders in environmental health.

Organisations

Publications

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Adetoun Mustapha B (2013) Prevalence of asthma and respiratory symptoms in children in a low socio-economic status area of Nigeria. in The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

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Allan K (2010) Antioxidants and allergic disease: a case of too little or too much? in Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology

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Amato F (2014) Urban air quality: the challenge of traffic non-exhaust emissions. in Journal of hazardous materials

 
Description Ad hoc member of Standards and Advisory sub group of Defra / DOH Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Revising the UK information system that provides the public with health based information during air pollution episodes.
 
Description Blackett Review of Biological Detection
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Blackett panel concluded that the ability to rapidly detect unusual health signals would have significant benefits for public health, taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by near-universal coverage of the National Health Service. Such signals could give valuable early warning of influenza and other epidemics at an earlier stage than possible with current reporting systems. Many of these health benefits are achievable within the short term, but require decisive and co-ordinated government support.
 
Description COMEAP Standards Advisory Subgroup - Defra
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and Effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description COMEAP member (2009 - 2011), chair (2012 - date)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) Expert Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Environmental Protection UK (air quality committee member)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Assisted in developing guidance for industry and environmental professionals and in responding to national air quality policy.
 
Description GfG2 Board of Experts
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, Improved regulatory environment and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description Healthy Air Campaign - advisor (Environmental Protection UK)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description IARC Expert Workshop for planning Monograph 100
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Input into policy document on climate change scenarios
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Input into the London Mayor's Air Quality Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Air Quality Modelling Group provided PM10 source apportionment and air quality measurements to underpin the Mayor's strategy for London 2010 allowing policy to be determined in the context of both city and regional pollution sources and their future changes in response to national and European measures.
 
Description Input to EU REVIHAAP project - Evidence on health aspects of air pollution to review EU policies
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Membership of the Scientific Advisory Committee for REVIHAAP
URL http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/air-quality/publications/2013/review...
 
Description Life Study Scientific Steering Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description MRC - Molecular & Cellular Medicine Research Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems.
 
Description MRC High Throughput Science Initiative
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, Improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description MRC-PHE Joint Committee on Radiological & Toxicological Sciences
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Management of air pollution from waste industry
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Studies of local air pollution concentrations provided evidence to support best practice in the management of emissions from the waste industry. Inputs include a blinded study of interventions, identification of industrial PM10 sources and monitoring of local impacts.
 
Description Member of REVIHAAP Scientific Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The advice will be grounded on a review of the latest scientific evidence on the health effects of all pollutants regulated in the Directives 2008/50/EC and 2004/107/EC.
 
Description Member of WHO Air Pollution Advisory Board on PM, O3 and N02
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved accesibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems.
 
Description Members of REVIHAAP
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Advanced understanding on the impacts of poor air quality of citizens health.
URL http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/air-quality/publications/2013/review...
 
Description NERC Strategy Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description NRCG - Nanotechnology Research Coordination Group Task Force
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved educational and skill level of workforce, improved accessibility of public services and effective scolutions to societal problems.
 
Description National Information and Governance Board for Health and Social Care (NIGB)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Paris Pollution monitoring network
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact PM2.5 scientific committee member - AirParif (Paris pollution monitoring network)
 
Description Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Invited to provide oralevidence before the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee in response to written evidence to the committee's enquiry on air quality.
 
Description SAHSU's Heathrow study mentioned in House of Commons
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Heathrow study was used to at the House of Commons to debate on the expansion of London airports
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm131024/debtext/131024-0004.htm
 
Description US Environmental Protection Agency consultant
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) Subgroup on Diet & Health
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Updated WHO recommendations and guidance on nutrient intakes, including potassium and sodium, etc, in relation to population public health policies.
 
Description WHO Technical Meeting on salt reduction and iodine fortification strategies in public health
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Airwave Year 8
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Home Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2012
 
Description BIO-SHARE
Amount £631,410 (GBP)
Funding ID 261433 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2010 
End 11/2015
 
Description CLRN Portfolio Studies
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 05/2013
 
Description COPE: COPE: Characterisation of COPD Exacerbations using Environmental Exposure Modelling
Amount £789,571 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L019744/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description COSMOS mobile phone study 2
Amount £2,028,700 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Clinical Research Fellowship: cardiovascular epidemiology
Amount £233,380 (GBP)
Organisation European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Germany
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2013
 
Description Computational Medicine & Molecular Epidemiology PHD studentship
Amount £36,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Development of COMBInatorial Biomarkers for subclinical atherosclerosis
Amount £2,553,351 (GBP)
Funding ID 305422 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2014
 
Description Development of Exposome Concept
Amount £16,548 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Department Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 12/2012
 
Description Early Career Researchers Award
Amount £105,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description Exploring the Paradoxical Effects of TETRA RF Fields on Human Neurophysiology
Amount £42,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 09/2013
 
Description Genetic and environmental factors underlying cardiovascular disease
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID P45139 
Organisation Imperial College London 
Department Imperial College Trust
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2012 
End 11/2017
 
Description Health-2012-Innovation-1. COMBI-BIO: Biomarkers for subclinical atherosclerosis
Amount € 2,553,351 (EUR)
Funding ID 305422-2 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2012 
End 10/2014
 
Description Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding "Biobanking Technology Themes. Infrastructure proposal"
Amount £783,438 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2011 
End 04/2012
 
Description Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding "Whole genome sequencing to discover genetic variants underlying type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related phenotypes amongst Indian Asians."
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2010 
End 10/2011
 
Description MICA: UK MEDical BIOinformatics partnership - aggregation, integration, visualisation and analysis of large, complex data (UK MED-BIO).
Amount £3,469,408 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L01632X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2019
 
Description MRC-NIHR Phenome Centre
Amount £1,377,820 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_12025 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2012 
End 11/2017
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre - capital equipment call
Amount £492,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre for environment and health renewal (MRC main award)
Amount £1,046,615 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L01341X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre for environment and health renewal (PHE main award)
Amount £2,480,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Description Metabolomics for monitoring dietary exposure
Amount £1,200,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/J010308/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 02/2016
 
Description NE/H00324X/1 Clean air for London £3m across 11 participants (Kings component shared between T Lee and P Elliott)
Amount £450,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/H00324X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2012
 
Description NE/I00789X/1 TRAFFIC POLLUTION AND HEALTH IN LONDON (Imperial College component shared between T Lee and P Elliott)
Amount £342,406 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/I00789X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2014
 
Description NIHR BioResource Project
Amount £209,783 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2017
 
Description NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health impact of Environmental Hazards
Amount £3,688,759 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description NIHR Senior Investigator Award
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2016
 
Description Project Grant: Modelling atmospheric composition and climate
Amount £35,991 (GBP)
Funding ID 218793 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2009 
End 10/2011
 
Description Project grant, UK on-line 24h dietary recall tool for large scale population studies
Amount £992,281 (GBP)
Funding ID G1100235 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2012 
End 06/2015
 
Description Project grant: Assessing population sodium intake/Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Amount £78,155 (GBP)
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2011
 
Description Project grant: Atmospheric chemistry/Eminox
Amount £22,000 (GBP)
Organisation Eminox Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2010
 
Description Project grant: Biomass baseline for London
Amount £82,100 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2010
 
Description Project grant: CVPD Centers of Excellence Program/The George Institute of International Health
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation George Institute for Global Health 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2015
 
Description Project grant: Health effects of indoor air pollutants
Amount £450,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2013
 
Description Project grant: Lifecourse effects of air pollution on cardiorespiratory health
Amount £87,795 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2009 
End 06/2011
 
Description Project grant: Multi-pollutant patterns of exposure
Amount £493,220 (GBP)
Funding ID G0901841 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2010 
End 09/2014
 
Description Project grant: Noise-induced hearing loss
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Action on Hearing Loss 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2010 
End 10/2013
 
Description Project grant: Trends in NOx emissions
Amount £113,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2010
 
Description Research Methods Fellowship
Amount £91,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2011 
End 09/2013
 
Description SAHSU Bioaerosols pilot study
Amount £32,712 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 03/2014
 
Description Senior Investigator Award
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2017
 
Description Small Area Analysis Tool for Tracking (RIF Tool)".
Amount $125,000 (USD)
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description Special Project Grant: Large-scale comprehensive genotypng of UK Biobank for cardiometabolic traits and diseases.
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SP/13/2/30111 
Organisation British Heart Foundation (BHF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description Support for Portfolio Studies
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description The Human Early Life Exposome - novel tools for integrating early-life environmental exposures and child health across Europe
Amount £640,704 (GBP)
Funding ID 308333 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2013 
End 06/2017
 
Description Tom West Analytical Fellowship - Development of chiral analyses for metabolic profiling research
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Chemistry 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 02/2015
 
Title Air pollution estimates 
Description We have used data from the Ordnance Survey, Bristol Council and the Meteorological Office to map the spatial variability of particulates from local emission sources. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This work is the basic input into development of air pollution estimates for the Bristol and Avon study area and will improve future capacity to measure air pollution and exposures accurately in this area. 
 
Title Open space software 
Description Creating "open space" software for use in the assessment of health risks from air pollution. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Research is ongoing in collaboration with University of West Scotland. 
 
Title R package: ESS++ 
Description Software and documentation for a fully Bayesian variable selection approach for single and multiple response linear regression, using evolutionary Monte Carlo 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New Bayesian analysis tool for statisticians available from http://www.bgx.org.uk/software/ESS.html 
URL http://www.bgx.org.uk/software/ESS.html
 
Title R package: ecoreg 
Description Ecoreg: fits a range of models to integrate ecological and individual data, using maximum likelihood estimation 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Statistical package available to other statisticians will improve the range of modelling techniques. Available from http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ecoreg/index.html) 
URL http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ecoreg/index.html
 
Title R package: sdef 
Description sdef: Frequentist and Bayesian methods to compare lists of features in different studies. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New analytical tool available to statisticians from http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/sdef/index.html 
URL http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/sdef/index.html
 
Title Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) 
Description The RIF is a tool that allows users to assess relationships between the environment and health. It aims to provide improved understanding of the links between environmental exposures, health outcomes and risk. Two main types of analysis can be carried out with the RIF: risk analysis around putative hazardous sources and disease mapping. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The risk exposure analysis allows assessment as to whether a risk factor is having an impact on the health of a local population and the disease mapping functionality of the RIF allows a user to visualise mortality or morbidity rates and spatial patterns of health outcomes. Selected RIF users include: INSERM, France; British Columbia Centre for Disease Control; Geneva Cancer Registry, Switzerland;National Institute for Public Health & the Environment, NL; National Institute of Health & Welfare, Finland; Florida and Utah Departments of Health, USA. 
 
Title Environmental data: NO2 and PM10 air pollution grids for Europe, 100m resolution (annual means, ug/m3) 
Description Land use regression (LUR) models typically investigate within-urban variability in air pollution. Recent improvements in data quality and availability, including satellite-derived pollutant measurements, support fine-scale LUR modeling for larger areas. Here, we describe NO2 and PM10 LUR models for Western Europe (years: 2005-2007) based on >1500 EuroAirnet monitoring sites covering background, industrial, and traffic environments. Predictor variables include land use characteristics, population density, and length of major and minor roads in zones from 0.1 km to 10 km, altitude, and distance to sea. We explore models with and without satellite-based NO2 and PM2.5 as predictor variables, and we compare two available land cover data sets (global; European). Model performance (adjusted R2) is 0.48-0.58 for NO2 and 0.22-0.50 for PM10. Inclusion of satellite data improved model performance (adjusted R2) by, on average, 0.05 for NO2 and 0.11 for PM10. Models were applied on a 100 m grid across Western Europe; to support future research, these data sets are publicly available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact NO2 and PM10 air pollution grids for Europe, 100m resolution (annual means, ug/m3) models produced in this study is freely available to other researchers to support future research. 
URL http://www.sahsu.org/content/data-download
 
Description Adult cancers and vicinity to power lines in GB 
Organisation National Grid Transco
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data, study protocols and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical analysisData on power lines, technical assistance
Impact Ongoing research published paper PMIED 23337237
Start Year 2009
 
Description Adult cancers and vicinity to power lines in GB 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data, study protocols and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical analysisData on power lines, technical assistance
Impact Ongoing research published paper PMIED 23337237
Start Year 2009
 
Description Air pollution and health 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Air pollution assessment, technologies
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, intellectual contribution
Impact PMID 19914909 , 19942277
Start Year 2009
 
Description Air pollution and respiratory health in children and adolescents 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This study investigates exposures to particulate air pollution . Research involves fieldwork measuring air pollution and statistical analysis of ALSPAC data
Collaborator Contribution Access to ALSPAC data and data linkage
Impact Results not yet published
Start Year 2009
 
Description Air pollution modelling 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working witht the Met Office to create models for retrospective exposure assessment
Collaborator Contribution Input into modelling long-range transport of air pollution through the atmosphere.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Airwave health monitoring neuro-cognitive study 
Organisation Aston University
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collected from cohort of police officers in the Airwave Study
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in neuro-cognitive functions and experimental dataExpertise advise on experimental dataData collection and analysis
Impact Ongoing research and paper in draft for publication
Start Year 2009
 
Description Airwave health monitoring neuro-cognitive study 
Organisation Swansea University
Department College of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collected from cohort of police officers in the Airwave Study
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in neuro-cognitive functions and experimental dataExpertise advise on experimental dataData collection and analysis
Impact Ongoing research and paper in draft for publication
Start Year 2009
 
Description Airwave health monitoring neuro-cognitive study 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collected from cohort of police officers in the Airwave Study
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in neuro-cognitive functions and experimental dataExpertise advise on experimental dataData collection and analysis
Impact Ongoing research and paper in draft for publication
Start Year 2009
 
Description AlcGen Consortium 
Organisation King's College London
Department Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Genome wide association data
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis
Impact Continuing collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Application of a probabilistic time-activity model 
Organisation Lancaster University
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Geographical Informaton Systems (GIS) facility/skills
Collaborator Contribution Geographical modelling
Impact Paper in GISRUK 2010 London: Beale L et al.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department Department of Epidemiology
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation Metabometrix Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation Northwestern University
Department Department of Preventive Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation University of Ioannina
Department Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Characterising multi-pollutant patterns of exposure 
Organisation University of Southern California
Department College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Statistical modelling input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Chemical incident analysis 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data analysis and interpretation (mortality and cancer)
Collaborator Contribution Incident data: Sandhurst (Gloucestershire) chemical incident
Impact Ongoing research with C Arumugam, C Foy, HPA
Start Year 2009
 
Description Childhood cancers and exposure to mobile phone masts 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Mathematical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developed scientific protocols and carried out data interpretation and writing paper
Collaborator Contribution Statistical analysis and modelling
Impact PMID20570865
Start Year 2009
 
Description Clean Air For London (CearfLo) 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Staff time and administrative support
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and administrative support
Impact Air quality measurement and monitoring
Start Year 2009
 
Description Coronary Artery Disease Consortium (C4D) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Strangeways Research Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution data and intellectual input
Impact Paper published PMID: 21378988
Start Year 2011
 
Description Coronary Artery Disease Consortium (C4D) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution data and intellectual input
Impact Paper published PMID: 21378988
Start Year 2011
 
Description Diesel exhaust and airway inflammation 
Organisation Umea University
Department Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Measurement of diesel exhaust emissions
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise on airway inflammation
Impact PMID19459773 and 20837873 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Dietary factors and blood pressure- INTERMAP study 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Department of Epidemiology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and project management/supervision of London Coordinating Centre
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis and research input, writing of papers, conference abstractsExpertise in dietary and food analysis
Impact PMID19581495 and 20530135 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Dietary factors and blood pressure- INTERMAP study 
Organisation Northwestern University
Department Department of Preventive Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and project management/supervision of London Coordinating Centre
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis and research input, writing of papers, conference abstractsExpertise in dietary and food analysis
Impact PMID19581495 and 20530135 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description EPIC-HEART: factors for coronary heart disease 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Institute of Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution EPIC collaborator
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2011
 
Description Effects of air pollution on cardiovascular diseases 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Environmental Public Health Tracking 
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Further development of the RIF facility software
Collaborator Contribution Input into development of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit Rapid Inquiry (RIF) Facility and applications as part of the CDC EHPT program.
Impact One year work programme with the CDC permitted devleopment of the RIF system which is now widely applied in Europe and USA
Start Year 2009
 
Description Environmental exposure to pesticides 
Organisation University of York
Department Department of Biology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Exposure expertise, research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description European Network of Noise and Health 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Assessing health impacts of noise
Collaborator Contribution Project leadership
Impact Ongoing research as part of the ENNAH consortium
Start Year 2009
 
Description Evaluation of spatial relationships in environment and health 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed Geographical Information System (GIS) expertise and facilities
Collaborator Contribution Application of Small Area Health Statistics (SAHSU) Unit Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) analytical software
Impact PMID20457552 and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description FP7 EU-BIOSHARE 
Organisation Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigating and harmonising life-style measurements and exposures in participating cohorts and biobanks. Using GIS to estimate environmental exposures
Collaborator Contribution Harmonisation and pooling of biobanking data and samplesHarmonisation and pooling of biobanking data and samples
Impact Partners have met
Start Year 2011
 
Description FP7 EU-BIOSHARE 
Organisation University of Groningen
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigating and harmonising life-style measurements and exposures in participating cohorts and biobanks. Using GIS to estimate environmental exposures
Collaborator Contribution Harmonisation and pooling of biobanking data and samplesHarmonisation and pooling of biobanking data and samples
Impact Partners have met
Start Year 2011
 
Description GIS time activity and population exposure modelling 
Organisation Lancaster University
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Geographical Information Systems (GIS) capacity/facilities
Collaborator Contribution Spatial-geographical mapping facilities/expertise
Impact Presented as poster at ISEE 2010 Conference, Seoul, Korea
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC/Cancer Research UK/BHF Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide analysis of NFBC lifecourse cohort data 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Welfare
Department Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Input into protocols, data analysis strategy, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Data and staff time for statistical analysisLaboratory facilitiesData and sample analysisEpidemiological expertise in women's health
Impact PMID20-195514 and 20360243 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide analysis of NFBC lifecourse cohort data 
Organisation The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Input into protocols, data analysis strategy, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Data and staff time for statistical analysisLaboratory facilitiesData and sample analysisEpidemiological expertise in women's health
Impact PMID20-195514 and 20360243 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide analysis of NFBC lifecourse cohort data 
Organisation University of Oulu
Department Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Input into protocols, data analysis strategy, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Data and staff time for statistical analysisLaboratory facilitiesData and sample analysisEpidemiological expertise in women's health
Impact PMID20-195514 and 20360243 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide analysis of NFBC lifecourse cohort data 
Organisation University of Oulu
Department Institute of Health Sciences
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Input into protocols, data analysis strategy, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Data and staff time for statistical analysisLaboratory facilitiesData and sample analysisEpidemiological expertise in women's health
Impact PMID20-195514 and 20360243 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide association study on alcohol intake 
Organisation Boston University
Department School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input, statistical analysis and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and sample analysis Collaborative analyses using pooled samplesAnalysis expertise and samples for pooled analysesExpertise in genetic epidemiology
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide association study on alcohol intake 
Organisation Erasmus University Rotterdam
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input, statistical analysis and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and sample analysis Collaborative analyses using pooled samplesAnalysis expertise and samples for pooled analysesExpertise in genetic epidemiology
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide association study on alcohol intake 
Organisation King's College London
Department Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input, statistical analysis and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and sample analysis Collaborative analyses using pooled samplesAnalysis expertise and samples for pooled analysesExpertise in genetic epidemiology
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide association study on alcohol intake 
Organisation National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research input, statistical analysis and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and sample analysis Collaborative analyses using pooled samplesAnalysis expertise and samples for pooled analysesExpertise in genetic epidemiology
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Geocoding and environmental exposure 
Organisation UK Biobank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Environmental and GIS modelling techniques will be used to estimate exposures at address level.
Collaborator Contribution UK Biobank participant data
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2013
 
Description Global burden of disease (air pollution, chronic respiratory disease) 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research advice and inputResearch advice and input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Global burden of disease (air pollution, chronic respiratory disease) 
Organisation University of Washington
Department School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research advice and inputResearch advice and input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Health protection research unit in hazard impact of environmental hazards 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Frank Kelly (deputy director of the MRC-PHE Centre) is leading the Health protection research unit in hazard impact of environmental hazards at King's College London, with Paul Elliott (director of the MRC-PHE Centre) and Tim Gant (PHE) are co-I.
Collaborator Contribution PHE are contributing management and researchers to focus on the identification, quantification and advice provision of environmental hazards to minimise the impact on morbidity and mortality. .In particular, knowledge, expertise, protocols and equipment will be reviewed to ensure that the best use is made of the resources available in the three organisations (King's, Imperial, PHE) to support research.
Impact 3 publications to date
Start Year 2014
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation Boston University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation Broad Institute
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Institute of Genetic Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description Impact of air pollution legislation on mortality in Hong Kong 
Organisation University of Hong Kong
Department School of Public Health and Department of Community Medicine
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Incinerators Biomonitoring Study 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The original funding for this study was received from the MRC within the Centenary Award by the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health.
Collaborator Contribution This study was adopted into the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) portfolio and was eligible for CRN support. The Hamphire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) Comprehensive Local Research Networks (CLRN) (now Wessex CLRN) are the studies lead CLRN and all associated service support costs (midwives time) are covered by HIOW CLRN. Participant Identification Centres (PICs): Recruited hospitals or participant identification centres are; • Princess Anne Hospital- University Hospital Southampton NHS foundation trust • James Cook University Hospital- South Tees Hospitals NHS foundation trust • University Hospital of North Tees- North Tees & Hartlepool NHS foundation trust • University College Hospital - University College London Hospitals NHS foundation trust The midwives are local collaborators and we have one in each hospital.
Impact Presentations at key conferences 8th UK and Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Meeting, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, UK, 3rd April 2014. THE INCINERATORS BIOMONITORING STUDY: STUDY DESIGN AND RECRUITMENT. Danielle C Ashworth, Paul Elliott and Mireille B Toledano 1st Young Researchers Conference on Environmental Epidemiology- ISEE Europe, CREAL, Barcelona, Spain, 20-21st October 2014. Incinerators Biomonitoring Study: Study design and recruitment. Danielle C Ashworth, Paul Elliott and Mireille B Toledano Furthermore, an abstract has been submitted to Environmental Health Perspective
Start Year 2014
 
Description Inference from ecological models 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical analysis and modelling
Collaborator Contribution Data provision, scientific expertiseResearch input
Impact Haining R et al. Spatial & Spatio-Temporal Epidemiol, 2-3:123-131 (2010) and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description Inference from ecological models 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical analysis and modelling
Collaborator Contribution Data provision, scientific expertiseResearch input
Impact Haining R et al. Spatial & Spatio-Temporal Epidemiol, 2-3:123-131 (2010) and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description International study of asthma and allergies in childhood 
Organisation University of Auckland
Department Department of Paediatrics : Child and Youth Health
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Investigation of NMR chiral shift reagents in bioanalysis 
Organisation Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NMR labortory facilities
Collaborator Contribution Research exchange arrangement
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description LOLIPOP Exposome study 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Department School of Public Health Berkeley
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribute cohort data to analysis; collaboration on sub-study; analysis of LOLIPOP data
Collaborator Contribution Joint statistical analysis of data; grant application to U.S. NIH RO1
Impact in analysis
Start Year 2012
 
Description Lifecourse Effects of Air Pollution (LEAP) on cardiorespiratory morbidity 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project management and data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Data and research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Linking air pollution modelling to health risk assessment 
Organisation Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Air pollution modelling
Collaborator Contribution Environmental risk assessment
Impact Ongoing collaboration within GENESIS consortium
Start Year 2009
 
Description Metabolomics for monitoring dietary exposure 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Department Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution New research collaboration funded by MRC
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Migratory patterns and environmental exposure assessment 
Organisation Department of Health (DH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research and statistical input
Collaborator Contribution Organisational
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation Danish Cancer Society
Department Institute of Cancer Epidemiology
Country Denmark 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Department Institute of Environmental Medicine
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation Tampere University of Technology
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation Utrecht University
Department Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description National Phenome Centre 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology, phenotyping and metabolomic methodology and sample analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Combined consortium expertise
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description National Phenome Centre 
Organisation University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology, phenotyping and metabolomic methodology and sample analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Combined consortium expertise
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description National Phenome Centre 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology, phenotyping and metabolomic methodology and sample analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Combined consortium expertise
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description National Phenome Centre 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology, phenotyping and metabolomic methodology and sample analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Combined consortium expertise
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Nutrient wide association study 
Organisation Stanford University
Department School of Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution INTERMAP data and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input
Impact Paper published; Tzoulaki I et al, Circulation, 2012
Start Year 2012
 
Description Nutrient wide association study 
Organisation University of Ioannina
Department Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution INTERMAP data and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input
Impact Paper published; Tzoulaki I et al, Circulation, 2012
Start Year 2012
 
Description Outdoor air pollution, traffic and cardiovascular disease and stroke 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Air pollution assessment/monitoring
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis and interpretation
Impact PMID20339125 and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description Oxidative potential of ambient air particles 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in assessing oxidative potential of fine particulates
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data
Impact PMID20368130 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Pollution and waste incineration 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of emissions data and modelling of exposures.
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data and project advisory group
Impact Ashworth D et al. paper on biomonitoring study.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Pollution and waste incineration 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of emissions data and modelling of exposures.
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data and project advisory group
Impact Ashworth D et al. paper on biomonitoring study.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Pollution and waste incineration 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of emissions data and modelling of exposures.
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data and project advisory group
Impact Ashworth D et al. paper on biomonitoring study.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Pollution and waste incineration 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of emissions data and modelling of exposures.
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data and project advisory group
Impact Ashworth D et al. paper on biomonitoring study.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Predictive impacts of air pollution episodes 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Measurement of air pollution episodes
Collaborator Contribution Predictive modelling
Impact Paper in press J Toxicol Environ Health 2010 on comparative assessment of methods for exposure modelling
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risk assessment for health effects from air pollution 
Organisation Utrecht University
Department Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise
Collaborator Contribution Risk assessment expertise
Impact PMID 20049134 and ongoing collaboration in ESCAPE project on Cohorts for Air Pollution
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risk factors for metabolic disease and diabetes 
Organisation Pasteur Institute, Paris
Department Department of Developmental Biology
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data and data analysis and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in diabetes and related metabolic diseaseLaboratory facilites
Impact PMID 19651812 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risk factors for metabolic disease and diabetes 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data and data analysis and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in diabetes and related metabolic diseaseLaboratory facilites
Impact PMID 19651812 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risk prediction scores for CVD, T2D, kidney disease 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department International Centre for Circulatory Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution LOLIPOP study cohort
Collaborator Contribution clinical and statistical inputs
Impact Papers
Start Year 2010
 
Description Risk prediction scores for CVD, T2D, kidney disease 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Department of Medical Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution LOLIPOP study cohort
Collaborator Contribution clinical and statistical inputs
Impact Papers
Start Year 2010
 
Description Risks of Airborne Particles (RAPTES) 
Organisation National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Measurement of airborne particles
Collaborator Contribution Time and equipment
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risks of hypospadias 
Organisation Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data and data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Research input and expertise on data interpretationData analysis
Impact PMID 19951933 and ongoing analysis of dataset
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risks of hypospadias 
Organisation University College Cork
Department Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data and data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Research input and expertise on data interpretationData analysis
Impact PMID 19951933 and ongoing analysis of dataset
Start Year 2009
 
Description Schools - Low Emission Zone Study 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Traffic emissions monitoring in LEZ
Collaborator Contribution Time and equipment
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Spatial mapping of disease risks 
Organisation Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Department Institute of Health "Carlos III" (ISCIII)
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Application of geographical Information System (GIS) equipment, techniques and expertise
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis
Impact PMID 20459738 and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description Spirometa Lung Function Consortium 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Project managementData and analysis inputData provision from NFBC cohorts
Impact PMID 20010834 and further research is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description Spirometa Lung Function Consortium 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Molecular Medical Sciences Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Project managementData and analysis inputData provision from NFBC cohorts
Impact PMID 20010834 and further research is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description Spirometa Lung Function Consortium 
Organisation University of Oulu
Department Institute of Health Sciences
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Project managementData and analysis inputData provision from NFBC cohorts
Impact PMID 20010834 and further research is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description Tools for Characterizing Multi-Pollutant Patterns of Exposure 
Organisation Oregon Health and Science University
Department Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of small-area health data
Collaborator Contribution Statistical modelling expertise
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Traffic-related air pollution and asthma 
Organisation Umea University
Department Faculty of Medicine
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Assessment/measurement of traffic pollution
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on development of asthma in children
Impact PMID20663738 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department Department of Epidemiology, Statistics & Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC/Cancer Research UK/BHF Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation UK Biobank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation University of Ioannina
Department Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank Cardiometabolic Consortium 
Organisation Glenfield Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Research collaboration input
Impact grant application; collaboration ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Biobank Cardiometabolic Consortium 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Research collaboration input
Impact grant application; collaboration ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Biobank Cardiometabolic Consortium 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Research collaboration input
Impact grant application; collaboration ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Urban ambient air particles and health 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Air pollution measurement / assessment techniques
Collaborator Contribution Characterisation of of emissions and impact of ambient ultrafine particles in urban environments
Impact PMID19999825 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Validate of clinical biomarkers of insulin resistance 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution LOLIPOP cohort study- access to data
Collaborator Contribution Analytical facilities
Impact Papers; further research
Start Year 2010
 
Description Vehicle speed control and carbon emissions 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Institute of Transport Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Traffic flow analysis
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on transport strategies and traffic flow management
Impact Carslaw et al. Atmos Environ (2010). 44(23), 2674-2680
Start Year 2010
 
Description Weather-related health impacts of air pollution 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input and coordination
Collaborator Contribution Research inputResearch inputResearch input
Impact Ongoing research collaboration
Start Year 2010
 
Description Weather-related health impacts of air pollution 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input and coordination
Collaborator Contribution Research inputResearch inputResearch input
Impact Ongoing research collaboration
Start Year 2010
 
Description Weather-related health impacts of air pollution 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Geosciences Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input and coordination
Collaborator Contribution Research inputResearch inputResearch input
Impact Ongoing research collaboration
Start Year 2010
 
Description 'Less alcohol' gene discovered 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Considerable degree of press interest following the publication of Centre research. Examples include:

'Less alcohol' gene discovered
The Press Association
Scientists Find Gene Linked to Alcohol Consumption
Fox News
That's enough for me: Scientists discover gene that influences drinking habits
Daily Mail
Scientists find gene linked to alcohol consumption
Reuters AlertNet - Kate Kelland, Elizabeth Fullerton
Scientists say there's a gene linked to boozing
TechEye
'Less alcohol' gene discovered
ITN
Gene involved in predisposition to alcohol consumption identified
Eureka! Science News ?
Pegs too many or few, autism gene shows a link
Calcutta Telegraph
Gene linked to boozing, scientists say
Montreal Gazette
Scientists discover gene linked to alcohol consumption
thejournal.ie
Drinking Gene Found
VoucherSeeker
Alcohol Consumption Linked to Genes
ThirdAge - Carly Fiske
Scientists find gene linked to alcohol consumption
KGMI
ABS-CBN News
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/04/05/11/scientists-find-gene-linked-alcohol-consumption
China Daily
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/xinhua/2011-04-05/content_2208435.html
The Asian Age
http://www.asianage.com/ideas/consumption-alcohol-genetically-determined-996


Significant, world-wide promotion of information to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 21st Century Challenges - Air Quality for All 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Audience provided feedback.

As a result the Royal Geographical Society has decided to prepare educational material for schools in the London area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.21stcenturychallenges.org/challenges/air-quality/
 
Description APHH - Air Pollution and Human Health in a Developing Megacity (APHH-Beijing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact High levels of air pollution pose a serious health risk to inhabitants of many Chinese cities, leading to reductions in life expectancy for millions of people. The Atmospheric Pollution & Human Health in a Chinese Megacity (APHH China) programme aims to; identify the concentrations and sources of urban air pollution in Beijing, identify how people are exposed, to understand how it affects their health, and to determine what can be done about it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/environmental-health/projects/aphh/index.aspx
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences; Urban Health in Latin America - 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Kelly attending Steering Committee in Latin America
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/gcrf
 
Description Advertising Campaign:Location, location, lung disease: pollution ads target property market 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A citizen-funded advertising campaign against air pollution will target the property market with billboard slogans including "Location, location, lung disease" and "The neighbourhood's gone to the docs".

These will be accompanied by online ads and a website where homebuyers and renters in London will be able to look up levels of toxic air for the property they are considering. The campaign will launch in the capital in late May and there are plans to make it nationwide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/media/location-location-lung-disease-pollution-ads-target-property-marke...
 
Description Air Quality Workshop - University of Bahrain established by UK FCO Science and Innvation Network and British Embassy in Bahrain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Round table discussion Impacts of all air pollutants on the health from a biological perspective, air quality health impacts in the environment and impact assessment in industry.
- Get raw data for collaboration between this part of the world and other parts of the world.
- The importance of data and simulation is very important to set the policy.
- Interested in establishing a team: with SCE, UoB and UK experts.
- Only now in Europe we (UK) are realising indoor air quality is extremely important. Understanding how you are exposed to different issues? Therefore, you need to look into indoor air pollution to get the full picture on exposure sources to air pollution. Issue raise by UNEP and WHO.
- Important to hear from industries at these conferences from the UK. To develop understanding of how policy's are used in practice.
- Bahrain is expanding the monitoring networking and can get specialist equipment over the next 2 years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/uk-science-innovation-network-in-qatar
 
Description Aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease- Press Coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Extensive coverage in the press following the relaese of the paper' Aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease near Heathrow airport in London: small area study'.

(Please note at the time of filing, this coverage is ongoing)

In addition to ~ 15 radio and TV interviews
Examples of coverage include:
BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24432162

BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24447843

Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/08/aircraft-noise-pollution-heart-disease-stroke

Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/398e0a48-3030-11e3-80a4-00144feab7de.html

Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article3890143.ece

Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/why-living-near-an-airport-could-be-bad-for-your-health-8867387.html?origin=internalSearch

Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2450631/How-living-near-airport-shorten-life-High-levels-aircraft-noise-increase-chances-dying-stroke-heart-disease.html

Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-08/aircraft-noise-tied-to-heart-disease-in-two-studies.html

ITV news
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-10-09/scientists-suggest-link-between-aircraft-noise-and-stroke/

Reuters
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/08/us-heart-aircraft-idUKBRE99714R20131008

Press Association
e.g. http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/planes-noise-linked-to-ill-health-1

Express, via Press Association
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/435378/Planes-noise-linked-to-ill-health

Huffington Post, via Press Association
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/08/noise-planes-risk-stroke-heart-disease_n_4062311.html

Evening Standard, via Press Association
http://www.standard.co.uk/panewsfeeds/planes-noise-linked-to-ill-health-8867520.html

Scotsman, via Press Association
http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/aircraft-noise-link-to-heart-disease-deaths-1-3132155

Internet news media - national & international (local)

Hounslow Chronicle



Clips

BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24432162

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_news24/watchlive - at 15:42

BBC News (video)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24455400

Inside Science (radio 4 programme) from min 22 onwards
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03c4htj (available until October 2014)

The World Tonight (Radio 4 programme) from min 24
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03c49xn (available until October 2014)


Widespread public engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.sahsu.org/news/aircraft-noise-linked-higher-rates-heart-disease-and-stroke-near-heathrow
 
Description American Heart Association press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Generated wide media coverage of paper on sugar sweetened drinks associated with changes in blood pressure

Reached wide audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description An Environmental Health Atlas for England and Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation on "Cartographies for Tomorrow: Mapping in a Mashed up World" as part of the GeoCart 2010 conference event in New Zealand. Reached a wide and international audience of geographers and cartographers.

Helped to disseminate potential for use of the atlas which is due to be published during 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Anna Hansell joins Science Media Centre expert database 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Dr Anna Hansell was invited to join the Science Media Centre expert and to provide comments on new research

Anna Hansell commented on 1 paper so far but will continue to contribute as an expert with Science Media Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC - Tube particle pollution '30 times higher than by roads 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Following the publication of a TfL commissioned report by the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants titled 'Statement on the evidence for health effects in the travelling public associated with exposure to particulate matter in the london underground', Professor Frank Kelly, Committee Chairman, was interviewed by a number of media outlets including the Evening Standard, The Guardian, BBC Radio London and London Live.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46820584
 
Description BBC Elstree Studios - Air Pollution and Public Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Kelly presentation on the above topic, also meeting with the Head of Department Production
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio 4 - Effects of exposure to increased o-zone concentrations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed for a BBC Radio 4 news item in relation to a new study in the US which has shown that elevated o-zone has the same effect on causing emphysema as a packet of cigarettes a day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.pressdata.co.uk/viewbroadcast.asp?a_id=18949896
 
Description BBC Radio 4 - Inside Health (Air pollution) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Frank Kelly explains why the microscopic particles in air pollution cause problems for the heart and why he believes cycle routes shouldn't be on busy, main roads. A landmark European study published last month found a link between invisible particles of soot and heart attacks, Frank Kelly commented: 'Increased risk was relatively small (5-10 per cent) but it's still a risk and there's 45,000 people dying from heart attacks in the UK every year.' Item begins at 20.33.

No direct impact apart from raising awareness and educating the general public on the effects and implications of air pollution on public health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vf0fc
 
Description BBC Radio 4 interview - 4 You and Yours 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed for a feature on the benefits of wearing anti-pollution masks in order to prevent respiratory illness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BMJ podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Reached wider audience with results of national mobile phone masts study

Other media interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Bloomberg - The Scandal of London's Air 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly is quoted in an article in the Bloomberg Business Week titled 'The Scandal of London's Air'. King's College London operates the world's most extensive network of air-monitoring stations, 117 of them in almost all of London's 32 boroughs. Their instruments generate a pollution map marked red for the highest levels and green for the lowest. The result is something like a bloodshot eye: red in the city's center and down the arteries of major roads. It's a visual representation of what makes

Read more at: https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/europe-s-diesel-subsidies-are-causing-a-public-health-crisis
Copyright © BloombergQuint
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/europe-s-diesel-subsidies-are-causing-a-public-health-cr...
 
Description CNN News Report - Professor Kelly contributes to report on Toxic air pollution can shorten children's lives by 20 months 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The State of Global Air report revealed that air pollution is the 5th leading factor in mortality across the world, particularly pronounced in countries such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Life expectancy was calculated on the difference between life expectancy and the average person's likelihood from dying of different diseases at certain ages. African countries like Nigar, Cameroon and Nigeria were also at risk from toxic air cutting nearly 2years off life expectancy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://us.cnn.com/2019/04/03/health/air-pollution-life-expectancy-intl/index.html
 
Description Clean Air Champion Workshop Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An opportunity to inform the community about Clean Air and the Met Office role within it. An integral framework is a core element to Clean Air. the workshop explores the technical, scientific and user challenges and requirements of such a framework.
Prioritized research and development needs for th Clean Air Framework (CAF0 and linked scientific developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Comments for BBC News article 'Boris Johnson announces plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments for BBC News article 'Boris Johnson announces plans

for Ultra Low Emission Zone'

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Comments for BBC News article 'Great Smog 60 years on: 'New laws needed to clean London's air'' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments for BBC News article 'Great Smog 60 years on: 'New laws needed to clean London's air''

Increasing public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Comments for English News China article 'London's air pollution history, policies have lessons for Beijing' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments for English News China article 'London's air

pollution history, policies have lessons for Beijing'

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Comments for LBC Radio 97.3 about children and air pollution at School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments for LBC Radio 97.3 about children and air pollution at School

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Comments for The Sunday Times - 'Des res boroughs suffer worst pollution deaths' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments for The Sunday Times - 'Des res boroughs suffer worst pollution deaths'

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Community Advisory Board Meeting (23rd Oct 14) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Community Advisory Board was established to provide a consultation forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions between Centre members and its stakeholders. CAB member sprovide comment and feedback on the Centre's research strategy and programmes, input ideas and raise environmental issues of concern.

Simon Birkett (director of Clean Air in London),Paul Braithwaite (MP, ex Councillor of Camden) and Emily Jesper (Sense about Science) attended this meeting.

Dr Ian Mudway gave a presentation - Public engagement includes politicians too: lessons from the Environmental Audit Committee
Dr Anna Hansell - Update on progress: possible reproductive and other health effects associated with Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators (MSWIs) in England, Wales and Scotland
Dr Rebecca Ghosh - Analysis of hospital admissions due to carbon monoxide poisoning in England, between 2001 and 2010

The attendees were interested in the presentations our Centre member gave and explored ways to work closely together.
Emily Jesper asked Ian Mudway to join their expert panel at Sense about Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Contributed to BBC News article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC News article titled "Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36589106
 
Description Contributed to BBC News article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC News article titled "How much diesel pollution am I breathing in?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35717927
 
Description Contributed to BBC World News article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC World News article titled "Air Pollution"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contributed to BBC World Service Health Check programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC World Service Health Check radio programme titled "Living in Cities"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Contributed to CNN article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a CNN online article titled "Can London mayor's car ban solve pollution crisis?".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/12/world/sadiq-khan-london-pollution/index.html
 
Description Contributed to Evening Standard article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed for an article titled "Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/parents-warned-over-taking-babies-outside-in-london-as-air-pol...
 
Description Contributed to Evening Standard article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed for an Evening Standard Article titled "Putney High Street breached air pollution limits 1,000 times this year".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/putney-high-street-breached-air-pollution-limits-1000-times-th...
 
Description Contributed to Mail Online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a Mail Online article titled "Enough to make you choke! First we were bribed to buy diesel cars. Now they want to tax us for doing so. One furious driver says the latest price hike is an outrage"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3632355/First-bribed-buy-diesel-cars-want-tax-us.html
 
Description Contributed to article for Financial Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to Financial Times article titled "Healthcare clean up of urban environment means tackling pollution at source".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ft.com/content/25558b40-9a05-11e6-8f9b-70e3cabccfae
 
Description Contributed to article in El Mundo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Kelly contributed to an article in El Mundo about "Pollution in Spain".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.elmundo.es/salud/2016/01/24/56a3829022601df1608b4671.html
 
Description Contributed to article in Mail Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a Mail Online article titled "Why walking by a main road is as bad for you as smoking. And beware of your air freshener, too!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3459266/Why-walking-main-road-bad-smoking-beware-air-fresh...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Evening Standard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Kelly contributed to an article in the Evening Standard titled "Killer pollution in city hits top 'black' alert level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/killer-pollution-in-city-hits-top-black-alert-level-a3160716.h...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Evening Standard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Evening Standard titled "Sadiq Khan plans new 'T charge' for polluting cars that spew toxic fumes.
New Mayor Mr Khan announces first major plan to clean up London's filthy air".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/sadiq-khan-plans-new-t-charge-for-vehicles-that-spew-toxic-fum...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the guardian titled "Will real-world emissions tests clean up diesel cars?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/22/will-real-world-emissions-tests-clean-up-diesel-...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article for the guardian titled "Air pollution linked to increased mental illness in children".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/13/air-pollution-linked-to-increased-mental-illness...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Guardian titled "The costly gridlock: How can we keep our cities moving?".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/31/improving-transport-systems-electric-ca...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Independent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Independent titled "Scientist warns we could be breathing in microplastic particles laden with chemicals"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/microplastic-microbeads-microfibres-pollution-environment-...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Sunday Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Sunday Times titled "Diesel fumes poison babies in the womb".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Health/article1682266.ece
 
Description Contributed to article in the Sunday Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Sunday Times titled "Windows that do not open - the future in toxic UK".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Health/article1641677.ece
 
Description Contributed to creation of 'Human Sensor' high tech fashion range 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Kelly provided expert advice to media artist Kasia Molga for a project to design wearable costumes that collect data on the quality of air the wearer is breathing and change colour to show the levels of PM2.5. Molga aims to use the costumes to increase awareness of the quality of the air we breathe and how it affects our bodies and our health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/clothes-that-highlight-air-pollution-are-coming-to-london-080116
 
Description DOHaD World Congress - Melbourne Convention and Exibition Centre, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly presentation: Why clean air matters during pregnancy: influence on birth outcomes and mechanistic links

Professor Frank Kelly, Environmental Research Group, MRC Centre for Environmental Health, King's College London, London SE1 9NH, UK

The outcome of a pregnancy is determined by the ability of the foetus to thrive and that, in turn, depends on a complex combination of genetic, social and environmental factors. With respect to the latter, the influence of poor air quality during the antenatal period has and continues to attract significant attention. Worldwide, a wealth of epidemiological studies have investigated the effects of relatively low to very high concentrations of ambient air pollution during pregnancy on a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes, particularly a change in birth weight and prematurity but also miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death and congenital anomalies. All of these endpoints have substantial short and long-term health implications and thus a considerable public health impact. Although numerous studies have estimated associations, nota¬ble inconsistencies exist such that there is, as yet, insufficient evidence to establish causality. Meta-analyses to quantitatively synthesise and interpret the available evidence highlight substantial heterogeneity of effects among the included studies, possibly owing to exposure assessment methods, study designs and study settings. The available evidence suggests that if there is an effect of air pollution on foetal outcomes, it is unlikely to be large on a per unit basis. However, even an effect of small magnitude, could have a substantial impact on health considering the ubiquitous nature of air pollution exposure and given the evidence of both perinatal and lifelong effects of outcomes such as preterm birth and low birth health on health. The mechanisms through which gestational exposure to air pollution may cause adverse birth outcomes are expected to be multifactorial and dependent upon the pollutant mixture, its concentration and composition as well as the exposure window owing to changes in physiologic maturity of the foetus as pregnancy ensues. The literature on biological plausibility is relatively rich, with many interesting and pertinent potential mechanisms including inflammation, oxidative stress and hormonal disruption. Mechanistic epidemiology studies form a powerful link between how air pollution mediates its effects and birth-outcome-based research. Examples include the early molecular studies that focused on PAH-DNA adduct formation and the more recent epigenetic research focusing on DNA methylation and miRNA expression.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.cvent.com/events/2019-dohad-international/event-summary-828d23c3caf043c0ae6449de8d7bfbc3....
 
Description Daily Mail - WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people every year 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Professor Frank Kellyand Professor Majid Ezzati were featured in a news article titled "WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people every year" in the Daily Mail.

Professor Martin Williams was also featured in an article by the Guardian titled: "WHO: air pollution 'is single biggest environmental health risk"


No direct impact other than raising awareness of effects of air pollution on public health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Daily Mail Article - Freshest ways to beat air pollution as new report claims it kills more than smoking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Daily Mail titled 'Freshest ways to beat air pollution as new report claims it kills more than smoking'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/media/freshest-ways-beat-air-pollution-new-report-claims-it-kills-more-s...
 
Description Discussion on air pollution, traffic and health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 150 members of the local community turned out to hear Professor Frank Kelly, Caroline Russell AM and Ruth Cadbury MP discuss the serious impact traffic has on air quality and health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.brentfordtw8.com/default.asp?section=info&page=airquality007.htm
 
Description Dispatches TV programme - reported in The Telegraph - We must not ignore the environmental impact of electric cars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Reported in the Dispatches programme that electric cars might be a cause of air pollution and the programme revealed 'zero-emission' cars actually generate plenty of emissions, creating harmful dust which flakes off the brake pads and their tyres. Professor Frank Kelly agreed that the automotive press is culpable in the same way that Dieselgate passed by for years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/comment/mustnt-ignore-environmental-impact-electric-cars/
 
Description Dispatches programme - Britain's toxic air scandal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Channel 4's Dispatches programme ran an exclusive experiment to try to dramatically reduce hundreds of children's exposure to toxic air in on the the UK's most polluted schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/on-demand/69180-001
 
Description Dispersion Model Users' Group, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation on "How can we model personal exposure to air pollution?" produced a lively debate on how to improve methods.

Further workshops to be arranged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Dr Mudway and Dr Grieve discuss their latest research at Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Ian Mudway and Dr Andrew Grieve spoke at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology event, The Science of Health and Wellbeing, at the House of Commons on 4th June 2013. Dr Mudway and Dr Grieve spoke to Members of Parliament about air quality in London and the UK. The stand focused on the movement of people around cities during rush hour which is often a time when pollution levels are highest increasing the exposure of the commuting population.

Increasing awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Dr Mudway comments on new Thames Tunnel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Mudway comments on new Thames Tunnel

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ecosystem services and delivery of health benefits (National Capital Initiative) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact This presentation was on the work being done by the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) on producing a national environmental health atlas. It was part of the National Capital Initiative to an audience at the British Library

Opportunity to disseminate information on forthcoming publication of the atlas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Environmental Rights - Law, Science and Policy Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Air pollution and public health: lessons learnt and challenges ahead

Professor Frank J. Kelly
King's College London


Air pollution is a significant public health problem, responsible for a growing range of health effects that are well documented from the results of an extensive research effort conducted in many regions of the world. Rapid urbanisation has led to us being exposed to unhealthy concentrations and a more diverse variety of ambient air pollutants than ever before. We occasionally experience smog hanging over our cities when poor air-flow and dispersal allows pollution to build up - and it is during such episodes that susceptible individuals (eg those with asthma, COPD or heart disease) may undergo an acute exacerbation requiring increased medication or admission to hospital. Of greater concern however, is the inherent, modern type of pollution in today's urban environments, which unlike the pea-soup smog's, is invisible at ground level but is linked with a wide range of chronic health effects. This 'invisible killer' contains nitrogen oxides, ozone (O3) and exceptionally small particulate matter (PM). PM10 and the more abundant PM2.5 constitute particles with diameters less than 10 and 2.5 microns respectively - the latter being approximately 25 times less than the width of human hair. Of the modern day air pollutants, PM has been held responsible for the majority of health effects. In urban areas the major source is fossil fuel combustion, primarily from road transport, as well as power stations and factories.

Over the last 10 years, there has been a substantial increase in findings from many research disciplines (eg population exposure, observational epidemiology, controlled exposure studies, animal toxicology and in vitro mechanistic work) that these modern-day ambient pollutants are not only exerting a greater impact on established health end-points, but are also associated with a broader number of disease outcomes. These findings are published in international projects (WHO 2012; WHO 2013), Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP), authoritative reviews and thousands of individual publications. Alongside this increased evidence base of risk, public awareness and understanding of the problem has improved and the continued evolution of sophisticated information systems about air quality is achieving a durable change in public attitude and behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Environmental and Health Impacts of Microplastic Pollution - from scientific evidence to policy advice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Objective: The purpose of the workshop is to review the state of scientific knowledge through the lens of a fast-moving policy agenda at national, EU and international level in order to bridge from the current scientific evidence base to an EU policy-orientated Scientific Opinion on this subject
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description European Respiratory Journal - The evidence base linking air pollution exposure and adverse health effects is strong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The combined epidemiological and toxicological evidence base that links exposure to air pollution with adverse health outcomes is robust and defensible says Professor Frank Kelly in a new editorial published in the European Respiratory Journal.

In response to an article published in Frankfurter Allgemeine (January 2019) that questions the basis of the World Health Organization (WHO) health-based air quality guidelines, Professor Kelly argues that questioning the legitimacy of the air quality guidelines contradicts decades' worth of investigation and study, conducted by tens of thousands of scientists from all over the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ersnet.org/the-society/news/the-evidence-base-linking-air-pollution-exposure-and-adverse...
 
Description Evening Standard Interview - Silvertown Tunnel: Pollution expert who backed ULEZ slams Sadiq Khan over £1 billion scheme - Professor Kelly signs letter urging Mayor to stop the build 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly of King's College London warns Mayor Sadiq Khan he is going in the wrong direction by refusing to scrap a £1billion road tunnel under the Thames.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/silvertown-tunnel-pollution-expert-who-backed-ulez-slams-s...
 
Description Expert witness at Environmental Audit Committee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly acted as an expert witness at a meeting of the Environmental Audit Committee looking at the environmental risks of microplastics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GIS short course for Public health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This was a short course provided by SAHSU aimed at researchers and practitioners in the field of public health . The short course offered an introduction to GIS and how it can be used in public health and epidemiological research.

No notable impact apart from raising the profile of SAHSU and the Centre as well as providing training to researchers on using GIS for their research in public health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/news/45-days-short-course-gis-public-health
 
Description HSDTC Annual Research Symposium - Kings Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentations, Speed Networking, Key note Lecture from Professor Kelly

The HSDTC was established in October 2017 to support to the 1600+ PhD students in the four health faculties by providing tailored training in research skills and careers, and fostering communication across the health faculties. Part of our programme to help foster networks between health science PhD students is the Annual Symposium.
The symposium is open to all PhD students in the health faculties and this year it will comprise mini-workshops in careers and research skills, a student poster session, an image competition exhibition, networking time, and, of course, the keynote address. We expect 100-150 students will attend the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How to Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Scientists have linked dirty air to a long list of health problems, and the danger can seem all the more frightening because, unlike with many other risks, we have no choice about breathing. But while most of us do not have the power to make the air cleaner, there are some things individuals can do to protect themselves.
Steps like changing travel and exercise routes, buying an air purifier and choosing not to light a fire at home can reduce your exposure to air pollution in any season, experts say.
"It's basically about awareness," said Frank Kelly, director of the Environmental Research Group at King's College London. "You need to understand where you're being exposed the most, and then you need to be able to take measures to avoid that."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/well/live/how-to-reduce-exposure-to-air-pollution.html
 
Description ISEE Netherlands Conference Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 31st annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2019) will take place in the historic city of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and is expected to attract a minimum of 1,000 participants from all parts of the world. These include not only academic or government scientists, but also public health professionals, consultants, and industry representatives. We also expect significant participation from major international stakeholders such as the World Health Organisation, the European Union, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US based Health Effects Institute.
The meeting theme is '"On Airs, Waters, Places"' in recognition of what was probably the first surviving text on environmental health, written by Hippocrates of Kos some 400 years B.C.E. Convening in a city which was founded by the Romans about 2,000 years ago, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss the history and future of Environmental Epidemiology at our meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://isee2019.org/
 
Description Imperial College Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Tracking pollution to the vasculature, Impact of nanoparticles at the gas blood interface, Tracing metabolites - insights for pollutant trafficking, effects of air pollution on pregnancy, Cardiovascular and respiratory responses to environmental pollution: what can they tell us about mechanisms? Epidemiology of pollution-related disease
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description India Times News - How UK cleaned its air, and what Delhi can learn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly attended the Delhi city World Sustainable Development Summit and reported that investment in cleaner technology and education about pollution can help Indian cities to cur down on emission levels.
The WHO's 2018 air pollution global ranking puts arund 30 areas in the UK at 10micrograms per cubic metre above the permissible limits or just at the limit, India's cities top the WHO ranking with PM2.5 levels being more than 3 or 4.5 times higher than the national standards.
Both India and the UK recently introduced national clean air plans. NCAP looks at reducing PM2.5 and 10 levels by 20-30% by 2024, whweras the Clean Air Straetgy aims to reduce PM2.5 levels across the UK so that that the number of people living in locations above the WHO guideline level of 10 micro grams is reduced by 50% by 2025.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/how-uk-cleaned-its-air-and-what-delhi-can-learn/artic...
 
Description Indoor Air Quality - Systematic Review Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participate at the Indoor Air Quality - Systematic Review Meeting and gave a talk titled "Improving IAQ, health & performance where people live, travel & work"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Conference on Micro plastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inhalable Microplastics: a new cause for concern?

MRC Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, King's College London

Microscopic plastic particles - microplastics - are a global issue for aquatic habitats. Recently, they have been reported in atmospheric deposition, and indoor and outdoor air, raising concern for public health due to the potential for exposure via inhalation. However, very little is known about airborne microplastics, including their spatial and temporal concentrations; chemical composition; and, importantly, whether they occur in the inhalable size range. Here we present data on the presence of microplastics (>25 µm) in total atmospheric deposition sampled over one month at an urban background site in London, UK. Using Nile Red staining, bright field and fluorescence microscopy and Fourier-transform Infrared spectroscopy, ten times more fibrous microplastics were found than non-fibrous. This equated to an average deposition rate of 706 fibrous microplastics/m2/d, with polyacrylonitrile being the predominant polymer type. We also present developments for an analytical protocol compatible with Raman microscopy and an active pollen sampler, which has been validated to detect microplastics down to 2 µm in mock samples, and 2.5 µm in environmental particulate matter (PM). As global pressure to reduce road transport and fuel burning emissions increases, PM composition is likely to shift. In combination with a predicted increase in plastic use, especially in the textile sector (4%/year), the proportional concentration of airborne microplastics will become increasingly important. It is therefore timely to establish baseline knowledge of global airborne microplastic burdens and begin to understand what their potential role in PM-associated health effects might be.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview about London air pollution in La Croix newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview about London air pollution in La Croix newspaper

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview for BBC World News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC World News

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview for article in South China Morning Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly interviewed for article in South China Morning Post titled "Air pollution slows growth of children's lungs, says UK study" Following the release of a six-year study indicating that children exposed to nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter have slower lung growth, medical experts are calling for more action to clean the UK's air

Increase in requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interviewed on BBC Today programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed on the BBC Today programme about a member of the public citing estimates by Professor Kelly that diesel engines could be responsible for a quarter of the 29,000 premature deaths in Britain attributed to air pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Is Air Pollution ruining your memory? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Looks at how air pollution is measured and how it can affect memory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/air-pollution-ruining-memory/
 
Description LondonAir i-phone application 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Achieved over 10,000 active subscribers to free air pollution information notifications.

Encouraged further development of this novel medium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description LondonAir website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The website www.londonair.org.uk has received 500 - 5000 daily unique hits during this year (2010) and has proved a popular online forum.

Has created a valuable online information source for the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.londonair.org.uk
 
Description Mail Online -Is the noise of modern life making you ill? It can trigger heart disease, blood pressure and weight gain - even when you're asleep 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Our Centre's Dr. Anna Hansell and Professor Paul Elliott were interviewed for an article in the Daily Mail on the health effects of noise pollution. This article highlighted the findings from Hansell et al. (2013) paper which looked at the risk of hospital admissions and deaths from stroke, heart disease and circulatory disease in neighbourhoods exposed to aircraft noise related to Heathrow airport.

No notable impact besides raising the profile of our Centre's Heathrow study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2653249/Is-noise-modern-life-making-ill-It-trigger-heart-d...
 
Description Mayor of Seoul delegation meets with Professor Frank Kelly - King's to breather cleaner air into South Korea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly recently hosted a meeting with the Mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon and his delegation of Advisers and media representatives to share best practice from the work of the Environmental Research Group aimed at tackling air pollution in London. As the air quality in the South Korean capital continues to worsen, the pressure is building to act. Mayor Park has sought advice from King's to combat factors such as coal-fired power generation and high vehicle emissions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Media coverage from Nature paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A study led by Professor Majid Ezzati using the centre's SAHSU data was published in Nature Climate Change.
The study received media coverage from the guardian, Science Daily, BBC and ITV coverage.

world-wide promotion of information to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/news/vulnerability-mortality-effects-warm-temperature-districts-...
 
Description Media launch of The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We had over a million hits on the interactive version of the atlas on the day of the launch due to massive public interest in the project.

This raised the profile of the work of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit and highlighted the public interest in interactive tools for provision of information/data on health "risks" in relation to the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meet the bright minds working to make London's air cleaner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Kelly is quoted in an article in the Evening Standard that looks at s using cutting-edge science to purify the air in our city
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/ultra-low-emissions-zone-future-london-a4076701.htm...
 
Description Membership of the MRC Cohort Strategic Review Subgroup 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly joined the MRC Strategic Review of the Largest UK Population Cohort Studies "Maximising the value of UK population cohorts". The work was directed by the Cohort Strategic Review Subgroup comprising members of PHSG and the MRC Cross-Board Cohort Advisory Group.

No direct impact yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/13499211/MRC_UK_Population_cohorts_2014.pdf
 
Description Naked Scientist Radio Show interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Reached wider audience with message on importance of research

Raised profile of MRC-HPA Centre mobile phone research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description National Grid, Transport Decarbonisation - Suppprting the growth of electric vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The decarbonisation of transport presents a huge opportunity for the UK to reduce emissions, improve air quality and to be a leader in mobility, Lack of infrastructure is the most serious deterrent to over half of UK drivers, 52% of whom say that they are worried about travelling long distances in an electric vehicle, Building a network of ultrarapid EV chargepoints along the strategic road network is imperative to the success of the EV industry in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Natural Environment Research Council - Planet Earth podcast - London's air pollution from the BT Tower 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In the Planet Earth weekly podcast Professor Frank Kelly describes the link between traffic, pollution and disease.

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description News Report Daily Mail - Plastic Pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Plastic Pollution is widespread, reports Professor Frank Kelly where we are breathing in microscopic particles of plastic. Jeremy Paxman reports on clearing up Dustbin Britain and campaign to clear the pollution of plastic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6634065/Jeremy-Paxman-time-clear-dustbin-Britain.html
 
Description News report in the Evening Standard - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says air pollution should be considered in planning applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The London Air Quality Network run by King's College London has automatic monitoring equipment in fixed cabins at specific locations across the capital which allows them to collect a long history of measurement using the same equipment at the same location, where fluctuations can be easily observed. Air is drawn in at breathing height and data then downloaded to the team at Kings before it is shared with the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/cleanair/national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-a...
 
Description Online video on reasons for COSMOS research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Currently >68000 study participants

Encouraged increased participation in study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Open day- Main concourse, Paddington station 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This activity involved the setting up of a pop-up science exhibit in the centre of Paddington concourse, meaning it was amongst the first things seen by passengers disembarking from their trains, whilst providing free entertainment for those awaiting trains. The activities and displays varied over the period of the exhibition depending upon the expert staff available. However, in general the exhibition consisted of, online access to the interactive health atlas, online access to the London Air nowcast, an artist engaging the public to take part in ink drawings (soon to be complied into a 'Paddington lung' animation), participant surveys relating to risk and colour/ mapping perception, displays of scientific monitoring equipment, displays of scientific posters (with 'explainer' scientists on hand to discuss and translate), and exhibition of MRC-themed literature and giveaways. Banners and pop-ups advertising the MRC and the MRC-PHE Centre.

Amongst the visitors to the open day stand at Paddington station was Alexandra Saxon, Interim Head of Research Councils UK Strategy Unit. She spent a considerable time at the stall, and reported that she was very impressed with both the event and location. In addition she offered to publicise the 'Paddington Lung' once it is available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description PHE published SAHSU article on "The Environment and Health Atas for England and Wales: a printed and online tool" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PHE publish SAHSU article on "The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales: a printed and online tool"
Issue 24 of the Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report has been published by the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards of Public Health England. This includes an article by SAHSU on ""The Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales: a printed and online tool"

The full report is available to download from the PHE website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chemical-hazards-and-poisons-report-issue-24


No direct impact other than raising the profile of Small Area Health Statistics Unit and the MRC-PHE Centre in a government publication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chemical-hazards-and-poisons-report-issue-24
 
Description Press briefing at Science Media Centre - Mapping diseases and environmental exposure: launch of the Environment & Health Atlas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact SAHSU have published an open-access online Environment and Health atlas for England and Wales (www.envhealthatlas.co.uk ), which allows researchers, policy makers and members of the public to study the geographical pattern of 14 diseases and conditions such as lung cancer, breast cancer, heart disease, leukaemia and low birth weight. Alongside this, the atlas provides maps of geographical variations of selected environmental agents such as air pollution, sunshine and pesticides. A companion print version, with more detailed interpretive text and statistics has been published by Oxford University Press (http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198706946.do )

This is the first time in the UK that researchers have produced these maps at such high spatial resolution. By inputting a postcode to the online version of the atlas, users can zoom into a neighbourhood (around 6000 people) and toggle between the health and environment maps for that local area. Health maps provide an indication of the health risk for the area relative to the average for England and Wales but do not represent the risk for an individual living in that area. Simply comparing the health and environment maps will not enable people to conclude there is a causal link between a specific environmental agent and a health condition, but it can highlight areas for future research.

Professor Paul Elliott and Dr Anna Hansell gave a press briefing was attended by a number of journalists (New Scientist, BBC radio 4, Sun, Express, London Evening Standards, Sky News, ITV News, Times, Telegraph, Guardian, BBC News, BMJ News) at the Science Media Centre to discuss about the release of the online and OUP printed Environment and Health Atlas for England and Wales.

As a result, the online environment and health atlas received large media coverage.

The news story about the research is on the Imperial website here http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_24-4-2014-17-53-13 and it also featured on the front page of the Imperial website (in the box on the top right-hand side) and on the College's research and media pages at www.imperial.ac.uk/media and www.imperial.ac.uk/research.

The story was also the main feature on Imperial's homepage on Friday 25th April (see http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/aboutthissite/homepage/april2014 and scroll down) There were more than 1495 page views on the homepage that day.

The story was further promoted via:

* The Daily News Digest email - around 500 internal subscribers
* The Imperial News e-newsletter - over 3500 subscribers globally
* The Research Communications Twitter account, @ImperialSpark - over 4,400 followers
* Imperial's official Twitter account, @ImperialCollege - over 25,000 followers
* Imperial's Facebook account - 63,000 likes

Media Enquiries

Thomas Moore (Sky News), interviewed Anna Hansell

Laura Garcia (Channel 5 News), interviewed Paul Elliott

ITN, interviewed Paul Elliott

Mishal Husain (BBC Radio 4 Today programme), interviewed Anna Hansell on Friday 25th at 0720h

Pippa Stephens, (BBC News Online), spoke to Anna Hansell for online text

Ian Collins (LBC Radio) interviewed Anna Hansell on Sat 26th April at 1945h

BBC Wales interviewed Paul Elliott on Friday 25th http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-27166506


Newspapers:

Sky News
http://news.sky.com/story/1248887/health-atlas-reveals-patterns-of-illness

BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27141760

ITV News
http://www.itv.com/news/2014-04-25/new-health-atlas-reveals-risk-of-illness-across-england-and-wales/
http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2014-04-25/how-at-risk-of-disease-is-the-north-east/

Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/25/england-wales-health-atlas-disease-risk

Guardian (blog- by Anna Hansell)
http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/apr/25/environment-health-atlas-england-wales-how-was-created-imperial

Mirror
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/health-atlas-maps-show-cancer-3453683

Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10785202/Search-for-disease-and-pollution-levels-in-your-area-with-new-health-atlas.html

Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2612681/Postcode-health-guide-Street-street-new-breakdown-risk-factors-residents-facing.html

Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/new-uk-health-atlas-shows-greatest-lung-cancer-risk-in-big-cities-9284168.html

Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4072179.ece

Express
http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/472302/Postcode-health-map-reveals-areas-with-worst-disease-toll

Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/25/health-atlas-reveals-disease-pollution-levels-england-wales-pictures_n_5212069.html

Local News

ITV News (Tyne-Tees)
http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2014-04-25/how-at-risk-of-disease-is-the-north-east/

Bristol Post:
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/healthy-Bristol-Website-reveals-health-risks-city/story-21013223-detail/story.html

Gloucester Citizen:
http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/New-online-map-shows-health-risks-likely/story-21012481-detail/story.html

Torquay Herald Express:
http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/New-health-map-highlights-illness-cancer/story-21013178-detail/story.html

Other Websites:

MSN:
http://wellbeing.uk.msn.com/family-health/online-map-reveals-regional-health-risks

Goodtoknow:
http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/wellbeing/540580/can-your-postcode-give-away-your-health-risks
Health Service Journal:
http://www.hsj.co.uk/news/health-atlas-pinpoints-area-risks/5070266.article#.U2N-OvldXAk

Medical xpress:
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-high-detail-atlas-tool-explore-local.html

Nursing Times:
http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/long-term-conditions/health-atlas-pinpoints-areas-with-highest-disease-risk/5070265.article

Blogs:

Cancer Research UK Science Blog
http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2014/04/25/mapping-cancer-risks/

MRC Insight Website (guest post by Anna Hansell)
http://www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2014/04/28/five-interesting-things-from-the-postcode-health-atlas/

Royal Society of Statistics 'Statslife'
http://www.statslife.org.uk/news/1384-researchers-produce-a-health-atlas-for-england-and-wales

BMJ
http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g2948


Clips

BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-27166506

BBC Today Programme
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0418wy5
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/bbc-radio-4-today/id482933200?mt=2

Channel 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5U5F6LLPdc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.envhealthatlas.co.uk
 
Description Prof Kelly quoted in International Business Times article - 'London's Rich are Killing Themselves with Pollution' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Kelly quoted in International Business Times article - 'London's Rich are Killing Themselves with Pollution'

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Professor Frank Kelly named one of London's most influential people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly included in the Evening Standard Progress 1000: London;s most influential people 2016 - Eco Warriors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/newsevents/newsrecords/2016/sep/Faculty-staff,-student-and-alumnus-all-name...
 
Description RAC Foundation: Public Policy - talk on Air Pollution and Public Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To talk on Air Pollution and Public Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description RESPIRAMI 3 'Air Pollution and our Health - Milan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mechanisms of particulate matter (PM) toxicity


The WHO is of the oponion that the air we breathe is dangerously polluted, with nine out of ten people now breathing polluted air, leading to 7 million premature deaths every year. The health effects of air pollution are serious with one third of deaths from stroke, lung cancer and heart disease are due to air pollution (1). Of the major air pollutants particulate matter (PM) is thought to be the most dangerous. PM is a complex, heterogeneous mixture that changes in time and space. It
encompasses many different chemical components and physical characteristics, many of which have
been cited as potential contributors to toxicity. Each component has multiple sources, and each source generates multiple components. Identifying and quantifying the influences of specific components or source-related mixtures on measures of health-related impacts, especially when particles interact with other co-pollutants, therefore represents one of the most challenging areas of environmental health research (2).

Current knowledge does not allow precise quantification or definitive ranking of the health effects of PM emissions from different sources or of individual PM components and indeed, associations may be the result of multiple components acting on different physiological mechanisms. Some results do suggest a degree of differential toxicity, namely more consistent associations with traffic-related PM emissions, fine and ultrafine particles, specific metals and elemental carbon and a range of serious health effects, including increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Exposure to combustion-related PM, at concentrations experienced by populations throughout the world, contributes to pulmonary and cardiac disease through multiple mechanistic pathways that are complex and interdependent (3). Current evidence supports an interactive chain of events linking PM-induced pulmonary and systemic oxidative stress, inflammatory events, and translocation of particle constituents with an associated risk of vascular dysfunction, atherosclerosis, altered cardiac autonomic function, and ischemic cardiovascular and obstructive pulmonary diseases. Because oxidative stress is believed to play such an instrumental role in these pathways, the capacity of particulate pollution to cause damaging oxidative reactions (the oxidative potential) has been used as an effective exposure metric, identifying toxic components and sources within diverse ambient PM mixes that vast populations are subjected to from traffic emissions on busy roads in urban areas to biomass smoke that fills homes in rural areas of the developing world (4).

The ambitious 10 year US NPACT initiative has made a valuable contribution to the policy arena by demonstrating that no particle components can as yet be conclusively ruled out as not having an effect on public health. Upon focusing on studies conducted in different regions of world, within air sheds that vary with respect to a PM composition, size and source the very complex issue of differential toxicity is reaffirmed. Not only are individual PM characteristics and sources associated with certain effects in some locations and not in others but also, strengths of associations between effects and individual chemical components of the ambient mix vary from one effect to another. To further our understanding so that we can definitively conclude, or otherwise, that additional indicators have a role in protecting public health more effectively than the targeting total PM mass, comparison and synthesis of existing data through systematic reviews and quantitative meta-analysis must continue.

To further understanding of this complex area a carefully targeted programme of contemporary toxicological and epidemiological research, incorporating more refined approaches (e.g. greater speciation data, more refined modelling techniques, accurate exposure assessment and better definition of individual susceptibility) and optimal collaboration amongst multidisciplinary teams, is needed to advance our understanding of the relative toxicity of particles from various sources, especially the components and reactions products of traffic. This will facilitate targeted abatement policies, more effective pollution control measures and ultimately, a reduction in the burden of disease attributable to ambient PM pollution.

References
1. https://www.who.int/air-pollution/news-and-events/how-air-pollution-is-destroying-our-health (acessed 11/12/2018)
2. Kelly FJ and Fussell JC. Size, source and chemical composition as determinants of toxicity attributable to ambient particulate matter. Atmospheric Environment 60: 504-26, 2012.
3. Lippmann, M., Chen, L.-C. Health effects of concentrated ambient air particulate matter (CAPs) and its components. Critical Reviews in Toxicology 39, 865-913, 2009.
4. Kelly FJ and Fussell JC. Linking ambient particulate matter pollution effects with oxidative biology and immune responses. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1340: 84-94, 2015.
5. Lippmann M, Chen LC, Gordon T, Ito K, Thurston GD. National Particle Component Toxicity (NPACT) Initiative: integrated epidemiologic and toxicologic studies of the health effects of particulate matter components. Res Rep Health Eff Inst. 177: 5-13, 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description RIF training courses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact This was part of a programme to disseminate the Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) more widely across the UK, Europe and USA and generate real-world applications of the analysis tool

Training workshops were held for example at the Canadian Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver and also the Austrian Brian Tumour Registry, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Ramphal Institute report Megacities and Air Pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly and Dr Ben Barratt contributed to the recently published Megacities and Air Pollution report published by the Ramphal Institute. The report has been distributed to the High Commissions in London to be passed on to the relevent Ministries. A copy has also been sent to the Commonwealth Secretary General and the Mayor's office and will be distributed to the environmental agencies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ramphalinstitute.org/megacities.html#apc
 
Description Report in WIRED - Black cab and Uber drivers rail against environmental policies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Policy introduced to cut the number of black cabs and Uber drivers on the road to decrease air pollution. The Policy indicated the increase in congestion charge. Since the Policy was announced, London private hire drivers have protested against it crating blockades around TFL offices and Houses of Parliament. A crowdfund campaign was launched for discrimination law against the congestion charge alleging that the charge was mainly imposed on minority ethic working class workforce.
Professor Frank Kelly reports These issues of balancing long-term environmental policies with short-term concerns are not new, but they are taking on a new fervour. "London has got a history of trying to deal with this issue, way back to when the first mayor came in [Ken Livingstone in 2000]. But what we also see is that pollution is rising in London," says Frank Kelly, who leads the environmental research group at King's College London. "At the moment, [there] is a mayor who is much more ambitious in terms of trying to solve the problem."

"When the congestion charge was introduced in 2003, there was significant public opposition to it," says Kelly. "But within the first year of it being operational, there was a change in the public's opinion, because there were fewer congested roads in the city, so it was just a more pleasant place to be." But broadly speaking, the general public isn't taking issue with the ULEZ.

"Black cabs were seen as a necessary component of the vehicle fleet," says Kelly. "The congestion charge wasn't even brought in to improve air quality, but really to decrease the congestion in the city. We saw 70,000 fewer vehicles coming into the city." That number spiked after the introduction of Uber in 2012. The argument may be that private hire vehicles end up going the same way, either by design or inevitably as a result of the increasing costs.

"The funding which was raised by that scheme - a lot of that was actually used to expand the bus network in London," says Kelly. "Of course, all those buses were diesel, so it might not have impacted air quality positively, but in this instance, I do think we'll see an increase in cycling, potentially more people going back to the buses and the Tube." TfL's calculation of the impact of ULEZ on vehicles indicates that there will be a noticeable effect. "They anticipate a decrease in the early days, and there's going to be 20 per cent of the vehicles which are coming into central London which aren't compliant," says Kelly. But the point isn't necessarily to fine the vehicles and let them continue on their merry way - arguably, the point is to keep vehicles out altogether.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.wired.co.uk/article/taxi-cabs-sadiq-khan-uber-gilet-jaunes-strike-congestion
 
Description Reported in The Times, Independent, Daily Mail - How to deal with indoor air pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Toxic Tube lines mean London Underground is world's worst for air pollution Researchers from King's have carried out the first comprehensive study of fine particles on the London Underground to evaluate the exposure of people travelling on different parts of the network. Coverage appeared in The Times, The Independent, Daily Mail and FT. How to deal with indoor air pollution Frank Kelly, Professor of Environmental Health at King's, advises on how to lower indoor air pollution. Clean air for all: Buyers to be told if a home is polluted The Times 30 November Addresspollution.org used King's data on the level of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas released when diesel, petrol and gas are burnt, to reveal the level of air pollution on each doorstep.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/home/how-to-tackle-indoor-pollution-2jbwrbnvx
 
Description Research and access to GP data: Perspective from the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation "Research and access to GP data: Perspective from the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU)" to the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR) Health Informatics Sub-Group. Department of Health & Social Care, London, UK. September 27
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Reuters interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Reached wider audience and made clear research message

Set results from study of expectant mothers' water consumption and occurrence of male birth defect into context
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Royal Meteorological Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Frank Kelly talking on 'Potential benefits of cool roofs in reducing heat-related mortality during heatwaves in a European City
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Royal Society of Chemistry Award 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly has been named winner of the prestigious Toxicology Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Royal Society of Chemistry's Awards and Prizes are awarded in recognition of originality and impact of research, or for each winner's contribution to the chemical sciences industry or education. They also acknowledge the importance of teamwork across the chemical sciences, as well as the abilities of individuals to develop successful collaborations.

Professor Kelly, Head of Department, Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences, has won the award for outstanding research into free radical and antioxidant toxicological mechanisms relevant to pulmonary toxicity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Royal Society talk - Toxicology of airborne particles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Particulate matter (PM) is a complex, heterogeneous mixture that changes in time and space. It
encompasses many different chemical components and physical characteristics, many of which have
been cited as potential contributors to toxicity. Each component has multiple sources, and each source generates multiple components. Identifying and quantifying the influences of specific components or source-related mixtures on measures of health-related impacts, especially when particles interact with other co-pollutants, therefore represents one of the most challenging areas of environmental health research. Current knowledge does not allow precise quantification or definitive ranking of the health effects of PM emissions from different sources or of individual PM components and indeed, associations may be the result of multiple components acting on different physiological mechanisms. Some results do suggest a degree of differential toxicity, namely more consistent associations with traffic-related PM emissions, fine and ultrafine particles, specific metals and elemental carbon and a range of serious health effects, including increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Exposure to combustion-related PM, at concentrations experienced by populations throughout the world, contributes to pulmonary and cardiac disease through multiple mechanistic pathways that are complex and interdependent. Current evidence supports an interactive chain of events linking PM-induced pulmonary and systemic oxidative stress, inflammatory events, and translocation of particle constituents with an associated risk of vascular dysfunction, atherosclerosis, altered cardiac autonomic function, and ischemic cardiovascular and obstructive pulmonary diseases. Because oxidative stress is believed to play such an instrumental role in these pathways, the capacity of particulate pollution to cause damaging oxidative reactions (the oxidative potential) has been used as an effective exposure metric, identifying toxic components and sources within diverse ambient PM mixes that vast populations are subjected to from traffic emissions on busy roads in urban areas to biomass smoke that fills homes in rural areas of the developing world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SEPEA - A Scientific Perspective on Microplastics in Nature and Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly and Dr Stephanie Wright contributed to the fourth Evidence Review report published today by the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies consortium (SEPEA) titled A Scientific Perspective on Microplastics in Nature and Society. The report provides a comprehensive overview regarding the state of knowledge of nano-and microplastics and it will serve well as a guiding document to the European Commission's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors in the preparation of their Scientific Opinion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sapea.info/topics/microplastics/
 
Description SFRRE - Society for Free Radical research - 'Air Pollution: Relationship of Particulate Components to Health' Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Kelly spoke at the symposium on the following topic, Air Pollution: Relationship of Particulate Components to Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give an overview of the capabilities of the Environment Research Group and gave a talk titled "Air Quality and Health: how King's ERG is serving Society"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Science Media Centre Roundup - Pollution can fuel 'psychotic experiences' in teenagers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly attended the Science Media Centre Roundup ahead of the publication of the results of the first of its kind study published in JAMA Psychiatry titled 'Association of Air Pollution Exposure With Psychotic Experiences During Adolescence'. Media representatives were present from a number of media outlets including The Guardian, New York Times, CNN, BBC News, The Independent, The Financial Times, Reuters, the Evening Standard and the Mail Online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/media/pollution-can-fuel-%E2%80%98psychotic-experiences%E2%80%99-teenage...
 
Description Science behind the headlines: Hands on science workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This activity offered invited Centre stakeholders and other guests to attend an evening workshop in which they would be able to meet Centre scientists to discuss the issues behind their science, and to take part in hands on scientific activities. The event was open by Lord Professor Robert Winston, and included activities such as air pollution monitoring on Exhibition Road, understanding epidemiology, metabonomic analysis, and protein crystallography. The evening concluded with an informal reception and a tour of the MRC-NIHR Phenome Centre.

Following the hands on workshop, Lord Winston has raised a question in the House of Lords over UK air pollution.
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/ldallfiles/peers/lord_hansard_4649_os.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Sunday Telegraph comment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comment on Council of Europe resolution on electromagnetic radiation

Provided expert comment from MRC-HPA Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Television interview for China Central Television (CCTV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Television interview for China Central Television (CCTV)

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The 13th Annual Progress 1000 Gala Evening Standard Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Attending awards ceremony for highlighting 2019 Progress 1000 list
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Guardian: Revealed: microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The health impacts of breathing or consuming the tiny plastic particles are unknown, and experts say urgent research is needed to assess the risks.
Only four cities have been assessed to date but all had microplastic pollution in the air. Scientists believe every city will be contaminated, as sources of microplastic such as clothing and packaging are found everywhere.
Recent research shows the whole planet appears to be contaminated with microplastic pollution. Scientists have found the particles everywhere they look, from Arctic snow and mountain soils, to many rivers and the deepest oceans. Other work indicates particles can be blown across the world.
The level of microplastic discovered in the London air surprised scientists. "We found a high abundance of microplastics, much higher than what has previously been reported," said Stephanie Wrightfrom Kings College London, who led the research. "But any city around the world is going to be somewhat similar."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/27/revealed-microplastic-pollution-is-raining-down-...
 
Description The Life Game 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nine MRC Centre took part in this event, and around 1500 members of the public.

Unofficial feedback from the MRC (the official report is due out in December) indicates that 97% of the participants rated the event as Good or Very Good.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The MRC Science Festival - The Life Game 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Ian Mudway took part in the MRC Science Festival 'The Life Game' , an MRC Century event, at the Science Museum, London.

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Times Contribution - Toxic air to blame for 60,000 cases of dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in The Times titled "Toxic air to blame for 60,000 cases of dementia". The article reports on the BMJ press release for the recent publication by colleagues at KCL, St George's and Imperial titled "Are noise and air pollution related to the incidence of dementia? A cohort study in London, England". A number of other newspapers also reported on the publication including the Guardian, Independent, Standard, Express, Newsweek and Daily Mail.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/media/toxic-air-blame-60000-cases-dementia
 
Description There's no escape - plastic is now in the air you breathe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stool samples from eight individuals from eight different countries were collected in a 2018 pilot study by Germany's Federal Environment Agency and the Medical University of Vienna. The findings - the first of their kind in the world - were startling: all samples contained microplastics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-01-03/There-s-no-escape-plastic-is-now-in-the-air-you-breathe-MXbDbg...
 
Description Transportation, Air Quality and Health Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This two-part workshop discusses transportation and health linkages beyond air quality. Part 1 of the workshop includes four presentations, and Part 2 involves a facilitated discussion and brainstorming of research needs in the broader transportation and health space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UK Study find Education HQ Australia - Car tyres affect primary student's lungs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly reports that the effect of car tyres on primary students's lungs will be irritating and cause reactions to lungs which over time would not be good for our health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://educationhq.com/news/car-tyres-affect-primary-students-lungs-uk-study-finds-60388/
 
Description Weekly articles on Air Pollution topics in The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Generated an increased awareness of air pollution issues, it's causal factors and potential health effects.

Generated a good response from the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description launch and press release of SCAMP (Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones) study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact the press release of SCAMP study received national and international media coverage, with the PIs Dr Mireille Toledano and Professor Paul Elliott appearing on various TV, radio and newspaper interviews to share information about the importance of the study.

SCAMP national press coverage:

The BBC, The Independent, SKY, The Scotsman, The Telegraph, The BMJ, The Times, ITV, The Daily Digest, The Information Daily, The Mirror, The Star, The Sunday Post, The Express, Reuters, The Yorkshire Post, Wired, The Daily Mail,The Tech Times, The Guardian, Science Media Centre, Yotta Fire, The Stoke Sentinel, The Week, Value Walk, Huffington Post, The Jewish Chronicle, Channel 5, Channel 4 evening news, Sky News Sunrise, Radio Berkshire, Sky News, BBC Newsround, Good Morning Britain, Radio 4 Today Programme, Radio 5 live breakfast, Radio 5 live drivetime


SCAMP international press coverage:

Chile La Segunda, Emol, The New Zealand Herald, The Canada Journal, The Delhi Daily News, The Online Mind, iNews, Ansa It, Yahoo News Hong Kong, Tek, Greenstyle, iKypros (Greece), Connexie B2B, E & T: Engineering and Technology Magazine, Fox News, The Japan Times, The Times of India, University Herald, Science World Report, New York Daily News, The Malaymail Online, British Psychological Society, Forbes, US Finance Post, 3 News NZ
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scampstudy.org/