MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health

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

Abstract

The environment in its broadest sense is the major underlying cause of the large variations in chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and cancers. These are often lifetime exposures to a range of environmental stressors and contaminants, including diet, air pollution, smoking, obesity which differ across populations and individuals.

Traditionally the environmental health sciences have been dominated by the targeted toxicological and epidemiological assessment of a few chemical compounds one-at-a-time to provide assessment of safety. While this approach has worked well for some of the most toxic substances such as asbestos, risks to humans have mainly been studied in an occupational setting where exposures of the work force are typically several-fold higher than environmental exposures, or in short-term exposure chamber studies. Much of the evidence on toxicity has also relied on animal testing, but there are major issues when extrapolating results to humans. This not only reflects species differences, but the high doses often used in an experimental setting in animals may not translate to humans, who are typically exposed to low doses of pollutants, often acting in combination and over long periods of time.

An integrated approach to the analysis of environment and health risks is required which takes advantage of new technologies applied to large-scale population studies. This requires advances in monitoring individual exposures thorough improved sensor technologies and the use of high resolution locational data Geographical Information Systems, small area approaches and new modeling techniques. Used together these can provide an integrated assessment of current (and future) risks that can be used to inform environmental public health policies. These methods and approaches can generate new knowledge on exposures, early biological effects and exposure-disease relationships, and are especially powerful when applied to large-scale epidemiological studies, as are available through the Centre cohorts.

As we move to the next phase of Centre funding we plan to take advantage of the increasingly rich metadata that is available for our cohorts and to link these with primary care data records. We will further exploit the rich and unique data resources available to Centre researchers afforded by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at Imperial College and the Environmental Research Group (ERG) at King's College, and utilise the improved exposure assessment methods and application of omic technologies for a more integrated approach to environmental health research. This approach across our work programmes will allow us to focus activity around a conceptual framework that examines links from the molecular level through man to populations across the lifecourse and provide outputs to advance understanding and better inform environment and health policy.

Technical Summary

The environmental sciences are at the brink of a new era in which investigators move from using relatively crude estimate of exposure (e.g., distance based methods, questionnaires, diaries) to sophisticated modelling techniques, biomarkers and personalised 24h measures of exposure from a range of hazards. This advance through the utilisation of high-throughput omic technologies, new miniaturised exposure sensors and application of advanced hybrid exposure models across the lifecourse will be a central focus of the Centre's activity over the next 5 years.

As we move to the next phase of Centre funding we will take advantage of the increasingly rich metadata that are available for our cohorts and we will link these with primary care data records as they become available through the CPRD network. We will further exploit the rich and unique data resources available to Centre researchers afforded by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at Imperial College and the Environmental Research Group (ERG) at King's College, and utilise the improved exposure assessment methods and application of omic technologies for a more integrated approach to environmental health research. This approach across our work programmes will allow us to focus activity around a conceptual framework that examines links from the molecular level through man to populations across the lifecourse and provide outputs to advance understanding and better inform environment and health policy.

Planned Impact

Ensuring the maximum impact of our research is one of the core aims of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. The Centre already has a number of mechanisms in place to achieve these impacts and the Centre renewal provides an opportunity to review and re-evaluate these. Below we set out the main beneficiaries from the work of the Centre over the next five years and beyond.

Public: The Centre undertakes research into major public health questions and the knowledge gained is disseminated through existing, well supported, channels, and used to influence the policies and interventions that affect the lives of people across the world. Through improvements to working standards, air quality, exposure limits, and improvements in the understanding of the causes of non-infectious disease, the Centre is set to have a considerable impact on the general public. In addition, the Centre will seek to engage with the public, providing them with the information needed to understand the science behind the research outputs, and therefore better able to make informed decisions and choices.

Policymakers: Influencing policy is a primary goal of the Centre, forming a key translational theme of our work. Policymakers, in the areas of environment and public health, will benefit from the Centre in a number of ways. Our researchers will continue to work in collaboration with policy experts, providing the evidence necessary for effective science based policy. Many of the Centre's senior researchers hold policy and advisory group positions. The Centre will continue to work with policy experts to develop new, proactive mechanisms for sharing up-to-date information and data with policymakers. Finally the Centre will promote the lessons learned and best-practice to our early career researchers, thus developing a culture of policy translation in the next generation of environment and health experts.

Industry: The Centre engages with a wide range of industrial stakeholders, and it is expected that these relationships will continue to prove beneficial over the next funding period. Through our Community Advisory Board, we will continue to work with industry associations, and provide direct access to our researchers and their findings, as well as allowing an input into the future direction of our research. The Centre is committed to developing and increasing our partnerships with industrial and commercial entities, and thus developing new methodologies or resources of public health or clinical relevance, some of which will be of commercial value. In this way we will benefit industry through the provision of an effective research partner, bringing together a wide-ranging, and cross-cutting research resource.

Early Career Researchers (ERC): Early stage researchers need support and encouragement in ensuring that they are able to maximise their career potential and enable us to achieve our aim of developing the Public Health leaders of the future. ERCs will benefit from the wide range of training and opportunities provided by the Centre, including bespoke training workshops, seminars, and networking events. The Centre is developing mechanisms to support ERCs along the entire professional development pathway, from pre-doctoral, through to establishing themselves as well trained, competent, independent researchers.

Wider Scientific Community: Beyond the Centre's excellent output of scientific papers and reports, the wider scientific community will benefit from the suite of scientific tools and methods developed by the Centre. In addition the Centre will host at least two international scientific conferences or workshops and will, more generally seek to establish new partnerships and investigate ways in which we can better share expertise across the academic community.

Organisations

Publications

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2. Pierotti L (2017) a retrospective cohort study

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Al Kuwari H (2015) The Qatar Biobank: background and methods. in BMC public health

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Apte J (2018) Ambient PM 2.5 Reduces Global and Regional Life Expectancy in Environmental Science & Technology Letters

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Atkinson RW (2016) Short-term associations between particle oxidative potential and daily mortality and hospital admissions in London. in International journal of hygiene and environmental health

 
Title Camden Peoples Theatre Presents FOG EVERYWHERE 
Description In an urgent new production by Camden People's Theatre in collaboration with King's College London and students from Westminster Kingsway College, the critical condition and consequences of London's dirty air are explored onstage as the headliner of CPT's Shoot the Breeze festival. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The production was sold out for the full two week period and provided the general public with information about air pollution in a creative way. As stated in British Theatre Guide "These lively young people have mixed information, history, science, comedy and physical theatre to build up to a Grime music battle delivered with enormous enthusiasm". 
URL https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/production/fog-everywhere/
 
Title Clothes that highlight air pollution are coming to London 
Description The only reminder of the dirty air we breathe is usually just the black stuff that lines every commuter's nostrils, so it's easy to forget that those sputtering exhaust fumes kill up to 9,500 people per year in the capital. Imagine if there was a way to avoid the most heavily polluted areas of the city through the clothes you wear. This is the thinking behind Human Sensor, a high-tech fashion range designed by media artist and environmentalist Kasia Molga, in collaboration with Professor Frank Kelly and members of the Environmental Research Group at King's College London. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The project has received excellent press, TV and Radio coverage including The Guardian, BBC Northwest, The Washington Post, Nature.com and London Evening Standard. 
URL http://invisibledust.com/project/kasia-molgas-human-sensor-project/
 
Description (JMPR) WHO/UN FAO Committee of Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Dr. Mireille Toledano, member 2015- present (JMPR) is an expert ad hoc body administered jointly by FAO and WHO in the purpose of harmonizing the requirement and the risk assessment on the pesticide residues: conducts scientific evaluations of pesticide residues in food. It provides advice on the acceptable levels of pesticide residues in food moving in international trade. The output of JMPR not only constitutes the essential basis for Codex MRLs for food and agricultural commodities circulating in international trade, its health-based guidance for pesticides (i.e. ADIs and ARfDs) and recommends maximum residue levels also benefit to the governments of the member countries and regions.
URL http://www.fao.org/agriculture/crops/thematic-sitemap/theme/pests/jmpr/en/
 
Description AEF report - mentioned in Hansard by SoS for Transport 20 April 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2016-04-20/debates/16042033000001/AircraftNoise
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences Discussion Workshop on Future of Public Health, London, 21 July 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences Focus Group for The Health Foundation/Academy of Medical Sciences Health of the Public Transdisciplinary Fellowship Scheme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences Health of the Public in 2040 Working Group Project Round Table Discussion- participation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences Multi-morbidity Workshop - co-chair
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://acmedsci.ac.uk/policy/policy-projects/multimorbidity/
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences mentorship programme for early-mid career clinical academics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Air Quality Task Group - Westminster City Council
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description British Lung Foundation Air Quality & Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof. Frank Kelly, Advisor on Air Quality & Health 2015-present. Improving the air we breathe/how air pollution affects lungs.
 
Description COMEAP Chair & members, 2009-present
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof. Frank Kelly, Chair of COMEAP since 2011 to present; member from 2009. Dr. Richard Atkinson, member of COMEAP from 2009-present. Prof. Alan Boobis, member of COMEAP FROM 2013- present. Dr. Ioanna Tzoulaki, member of COMEAP from 205- present. Dr. Heather Walton, member of COMEAP Dec. 2013- present. Working group on nitrogen dioxide (from July 2015- present); From 2014- March 2016: working group on quantification of potential effects of air pollution on chronic bronchitis. The Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) advises on all matters concerning the health effects of air pollutants: eg. long-term exposure to air pollution and chronic bronchitis.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/comeap-reports
 
Description COMEAP member (2009 - 2011), chair (2012 - date)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Frank Kelly chair COMEAP committee. Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description Chair of COT-COC Synthesising epidemiological evidence subgroup -Anna Hansell
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://cot.food.gov.uk/committee/committee-on-toxicity/cotwg/cot-coc-epi-sub-group
 
Description Clean Air Alliance of China
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Benjamin Barrett, member International Expert Committee Aims at providing an integrated clean air collaboration platform in China for academic and technical institutions, provinces and cities, non-profit organizations and enterprises. The overarching goal is to improve air quality in China and mitigate the negative impacts on public health due to air pollution. Support establishing national clean air policies and strategies; Assist local implementation and capacity building; Promote clean technologies and green finance; Raise awareness and educate the public.
URL http://en.cleanairchina.org/m/100/air/manage/experts.jsp?page=2&menuId=&pinyin=ABCD
 
Description Clean Air for Communities (CA4C) Steering Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Ben Barratt, member of Clean Air for Communities (CA4C) Steering Group. Effective solutions to societal problems, improved regulatory environment.
 
Description Co-Chair of NERC MRC Expert meeting on UK public health impact of volcanic emissions
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products & the Environment (COC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Dr. David Phillips, Chair from 2006-2016 Dr. Lesley Rushton, member 2012-present COC provides independent advice to government departments and agencies on the potential carcinogenicity of chemicals used in pesticides, pharmaceuticals & other products eg. alcohol
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/committee-on-carcinogenicity-of-chemicals-in-food-consumer-prod...
 
Description Committee on Toxicity (COT)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof. Alan Boobis, Chair of COT April 2015- present. Dr. Anna Hansell, Chair COT/COC subgroup on synthesising epidemiological evidence 2015-16/COT member from 2008-present. Dr. Heather Walton, member COT subgroup on synthesising epidemiological evidence July 2015 - present The COT is a committee of independent experts that provides advice to the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health and other Government Departments and Agencies on matters concerning the toxicity of chemicals in food, consumer products and the environment.
URL https://cot.food.gov.uk/about-the-cot
 
Description Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants Subgroup on Quantification of Air Pollution Risks II (QUARK II) (Mortality)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Heather Walton, Chair, April 2015 - present (member of COMEAP since Dec 2013 The effects of particulate air pollution on mortality in the UK.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/304641/COMEAP_mortality_ef...
 
Description Contributed chapter on environmental hazards to APPG on Health essay collection - "A Healthier Life For All, The Case For Cross-Government Action"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.healthinparliament.org.uk/sites/site_aphg/files/report/1171/fieldreportdownload/apphgessa...
 
Description DEFRA review of Heathrow study
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Daniela Fecht citation in Mayor of London Consultation on the London Health Inequalities Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/draft_health_inequalities_strategy_2017.pdf
 
Description Department for the Environment's Air Quality Expert Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Gary Fuller, member 2016-present. Prof. Martin Williams, member 2012-present & Chair of Defra Air Quality Modelling Steering Group. The Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) is an Expert Committee to Defra that provides independent scientific advice on air quality, in particular the air pollutants contained in the Air Quality Strategy (AQS) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and those covered by the EU Directives on Ambient Air Quality. Specifically AQEG gives advice on levels, sources and characteristics of air pollutants in the UK.
URL https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/library/aqeg/publications
 
Description Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Health Canada Best Brain Exchange 'Ecological and Human Health Fate and Effects of Microplastics' (2018)
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Best Brain Exchanges are one-day, in-camera meetings for decision makers, and researchers with expertise on a topic that has been identified as a high priority by provincial/territorial ministries of health and the Health Portfolio. The objectives of the Best Brains Exchange program are to: •provide the ministry/ Health Portfolio with an overview of the latest evidence from researchers on the basis of their expertise and knowledge on critical issues related to the ministry/ Health Portfolio identified topic; •improve participants' knowledge of and access to research evidence in the topic area that the ministry/ Health Portfolio is or will be facing; •facilitate roundtable discussions that engage both the researchers and decision makers; •enable the ministry/ Health Portfolio to consult with the researchers for their knowledge and perspectives on particular questions. The Best Brains Exchange is an informal forum for interaction, exchange and mutual learning between researchers and decision makers in order to support and facilitate the sharing and use of information on a high priority topic. Unlike other CIHR programs, this is not an open funding opportunity. Best Brains Exchanges are planned based on the identified needs and timelines of the provincial/ territorial ministries and Health Portfolio. CIHR approaches experts to participate in Best Brains Exchanges, as appropriate, based on "fit" with the topic of the session.
URL http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43978.html
 
Description Environmental Protection UK Noise & Health group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Anna Hansell, member of Noise & Health Group, 2014-present. Aim: to promote integrated policies and practices to reduce or eliminate the negative effects of noise on human health and its impact on the environment. A major impact of noise is sleep disturbance - and disrupted sleep has been linked to effects on cardiac health. A number of reports have made direct links between transport noise and cardiac health. Most work carried out has looked at impacts of aviation noise.
URL http://www.environmental-protection.org.uk/news/
 
Description Healthy Air Campaign
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof. Frank Kelly, King's College London-one of the partners in the campaign. Aim: to encourage behaviour that helps cut air pollution and our exposure to it. Need to persuade government to take action so that the UK fully complies with legal limits for air quality.
URL http://www.healthyair.org.uk/topics/news/
 
Description House of Commons - Joint Air Quality Select Committee Inquiry
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Input into MRC Regulatory Support Centre consultation on Obtaining Data from the HSCIC for Health Research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Invited contribution to an assessment of barriers to accessing HSCIC data for academic researchers as part of the MRC Regulatory Support Centre review of guidance on Obtaining Data from the HSCIC for Health Research.
 
Description International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description International HundredK+ Cohorts Consortium - member of IHCC Steering Committee - IHCC aims to create a global platform for translational research
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://ihcc.g2mc.org/about/
 
Description Irish Environmental Protection Agency
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Gary Fuller, Scientific Advisor for PM2.5 solid fuel programme, 2014-present. Environmental protection and policing: ensuring that Ireland's environment is protected & monitoring changes in environmental trends to detect early warning signs of neglect or deterioration: Environmental licensing; Enforcement of environmental law; Environmental planning, education and guidance; Monitoring, analysing and reporting on the environment; Regulating Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions; Environmental research development; Strategic environmental assessment; Waste management; Radiological protection.
URL https://www.epa.ie/search/results.jsp
 
Description London Farr Institute "Developing a Trusted Research Environment for London - a meeting for frontiers"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description MRC Urban Living call for proposals panel - contribution to scope of call
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description MRC Workshop on Supporting the development of future infrastructure for human phenotyping at depth and scale
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre a participant in the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Medical Research Council consultation on MRC Unit and Centre Portfolio Review of major research and health opportunities and challenges.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Member of Office of Strategic Coordination for Health Research (OSCHR) sub Board on Health Informatics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description NGO Aviation Environment Federation report on aircraft noise and health, launched in Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Office for Life Sciences Genomics Workshop on National Genomic Healthcare Strategy - Populations and data co-design session, London, May 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description PHE Environmental Public Health Programme Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Anna Hansell, Environmental Public Health Programme Board, member, 2012-present. Provides an expert and independent opinion to the regulator (Environment Agency) on the potential human health impacts of emissions arising from existing or proposed regulated facilities at the permit application stage. Examples of sites that would normally meet the screening criteria for consultation with PHE are as follows: • biomass combustion plants • waste incinerators • landfill sites • composting sites • sites for which a human health risk assessment or health impact assessment has been undertaken • control of major accident hazard (COMAH) sites
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/environmental-permitting-and-the-role-of-public-health-en...
 
Description PHE Mortality Surveillance Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof. Majid Ezzati, member 2015-present. Monitoring of life expectancy and mortality in England: As the average age at death increases, patterns of mortality in older age groups become increasingly important both in their own right and as a contribution to overall mortality.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/499252/Recent_trends_in_li...
 
Description Presentation of plans for ANCO and RISTANCO 06/03/2018 at DfT at the Aircraft and Noise Engagement Group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/airspace-and-noise-engagement-group
 
Description Provision of advice to COMARE Committee - by UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Public Health England updated statement on modern municipal waste incinerators study - following SAHSU publication
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/municipal-waste-incinerators-emissions-impact-on-health/p...
 
Description Role as Imperial College London AHSC Director of Information Governance
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In progress: positive impact on functions of HSCIC Data Governance Framework procedures to improve access for academic researchers to clinical data; improved streamlining of data processing via active feedback to senior HSCIC management.
 
Description Royal College of Physicians
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Gary Fuller, member of working group on health effects of air pollution through the life course, 2014-6. Every Breath We Take report (see link leading to full report) Draw on our members' knowledge and expertise to develop evidence-based policy in key areas of healthcare. The RCP regularly communicates and meets with government, parliamentarians and stakeholders to embed quality improvement across all health policy, providing MPs, peers and civil servants with independent advice to improve policy that is being developed and implemented. Working on a wide range of policy areas from the design and delivery of health services, the health of the public to public health and advocate evidence based policies to address health challenges such as alcohol, obesity and tobacco.
URL https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/guidelines-policy/consultation-response-environment-food-and-rural-affai...
 
Description SAHSU advises Chief Medical Officer on the health impacts of Air Pollution
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact The UK's Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies of Imperial College, chose to focus her anual medical report on the adverse effects of air pollution on the population of England, using an entire chapter published by SAHSU in the anual report. She stated that not only was this relevant to Britain, but that this pressing matter of air 'pollution is becoming an established a a priority for the international community'. You can read the full article here. The medical report chose to hold a refreshing and much needed commentary on the current state of the way in which the lives of those living in the UK are subjected to PM2.5, and outlined that this was 'likely to have significantly deleterious impact at population level due to the extent of exposure'. There were several key recommendations which Dame Sally Davis mentioned, however the essence of what she urged in terms of needed further action can be summarised as thus: •Further research and investigation into the effects of air pollution is needed •Taking preventative measures is essential if the UK wants to minimise the future potential impact that such contact with air pollution may have on the NHS. The work that facilities such as the Small Area Health Statistics Unit carry's out, such as investigating the associative health detriments Noise/ Air pollution may cause, such as increased cardio-related incidents, is now more than ever crucial if we want to tackle such problems facing our environment and quality of life.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chief-medical-officer-annual-report-2017-health-impacts-o...
 
Description SAHSU by PHE consulted on potential non-random gaps in national health databases ahead of launch of new National Data Opt-out Programme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description The Foundation for Technology Debate on What needs to done to meet urban air quality targets and what are the consequences if targets are not met?, London 26 April 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund - Multimorbidity Steering Group - role as joint chair
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description US National Academy of Sciences Committee on Incorporating 21st Century Science into Risk-based Evaluations
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Prof. Paolo Vineis, member 2015-2016 An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Research Council (NRC). Provides recommendations on integrating new scientific approaches into human-health risk assessment. The committee will then propose how best to integrate and use the emerging results in evaluating chemical risk and identify how traditional human-health risk assessment will need to change to incorporate the new science.
URL http://dels.nas.edu/Committee/committee-membership/DELS-BEST-14-04
 
Description Uk Biobank Omics workshop - Determining opportunities and challenges of applying high throughut proteomic and metabolomic assays at scale in large population based prospective studies.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description WHO Air Pollution Advisory Board on PM, O3 & NO2
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof. Frank Kelly, member 2002- present WHO air quality guidelines (AQGs) provide recommendations and identify threshold limits for exposure to air pollutants that are based on the latest scientific evidence, and serve as a tool to help policy-makers make informed decisions on tackling air pollution and improving public health. The various AQGs are often used as the scientific basis for legislation at both national and international level, for example for the European Union directives on ambient air quality.
URL http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/air-quality/publications
 
Description WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance & Epidemiology
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof. Majid Ezzati, Director NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) is a network of health scientists around the world that provides rigorous and timely data on risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for 200 countries and territories. The group works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), through the WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology at Imperial College London. NCD-RisC pools high-quality population-based data using advanced statistical methods, designed specifically for analysing NCD risk factors.
URL http://www.ncdrisc.org/publications.html
 
Description WHO Regional Committee for Eastern Mediterranean
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Prof. Majid Ezzati, member Technical Advisory Committee, WHO's decision-making body in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: formulate policies governing matters of an exclusively regional character; suggest the calling of technical conferences and such additional work or investigation in health matters as appropriate; tender advice, through the Director-General, to the Organization on international health matters which have wider than regional significance. Targeting the following: Strengthening of health systems; Maternal, reproductive and child health and nutrition; Non communicable diseases; Communicable diseases; Emergency preparedness and response.
URL http://applications.emro.who.int/dsaf/EMROPUB_2016_EN_18776.pdf?ua=1
 
Description WHO on waste and health in Bonn
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/pages/news/news/2015/11/who-expert-c...
 
Description Wellcome Trust Retreat to discuss Defining the UK Roadmap for Biomedical Metabolic Phenotyping - participation in discussion
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description West Yorkshire Air Quality & Health Project UK
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Dr. Audrey de Nazelle, Academic Steering group member. Aims to address air pollution by encouraging behaviour change both at public and policy levels: encourage travel related behaviour change at a community level; promote the development, adoption and implementation of policies which aim to improve air quality by local authorities.
URL https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/involve/publisheddoc.aspx?ref=68nhwwbm&e=821
 
Description Westminster City Council - Thought Leadership Roundtable on Air Quality
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description A toolbox for missing confounders in observational studies
Amount £322,989 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/M025195/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description AERIAL Pilot (Early-life exposure to air pollution, brain development and childhood neurobehavioural outcome)
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation King's College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 10/2019
 
Description ALEC (Aging Lungs in European Cohorts)
Amount € 6,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 633212 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2019
 
Description Advanced UK Observing Network For Air Quality, Public Heath and Greenhouse Gas Research
Amount £4,296,371 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R011532/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Air Pollution Environment & Health Challenges - London and Paris
Amount £1,930 (GBP)
Organisation Embassy of France, London 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Assessing trends in wasting and short stature among women of reproductive age
Amount £222,820 (GBP)
Funding ID OPP1129574 
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 09/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Biological modelling of respiratory transport and toxicology
Amount £11,600 (GBP)
Organisation Syngenta International AG 
Sector Private
Country Switzerland
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Biosocial Science in TwinsUK
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation King's College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 11/2019
 
Description 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 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description 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 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Childhood Asthma Project
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Felicity Wilde Charitable Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2019
 
Description Cognitive DeveLopment in the Urban Environment (The CLUE study)
Amount £608,916 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R00322X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Cognitive DeveLopment in the Urban Environment (The CLUE study)
Amount £618,056 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R00322X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description Community-led air quality assessment in London - social, health and environmental outcomes
Amount £7,500 (GBP)
Organisation ClientEarth 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Comparative evaluation of Spatio-Temporal Exposure Assessment Methods for estimating the health effects of air pollution (STEAM)
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Funding ID MR/N014464/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2019
 
Description Comparative evaluation of Spatio-Temporal Exposure Assessment Methods for estimating the health effects of air pollution (STEAM)
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Funding ID MR/N014464/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2019
 
Description DEMiSt - The Diesel Exposure Mitigation Study
Amount £145,832 (GBP)
Funding ID IP-45804-2 
Organisation Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2019
 
Description DYNAHEALTH (Understanding the dynamic determinants of glucose homeostasis and social capability to promote Healthy and active aging)
Amount € 6,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 633595 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2019
 
Description Delivering a Pilot Study for Researching Personal Air Quality Exposure
Amount £98,600 (GBP)
Funding ID 25140 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 05/2018
 
Description Detection of DNA adducts by 32P-postlabeling with thin layer chromatography
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 4500320018 
Organisation Government of Canada 
Department Health Canada
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 05/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Detection of DNA adducts by 32P-postlabeling with thin layer chromatography
Amount £21,750 (GBP)
Funding ID 4500320018 
Organisation Government of Canada 
Department Health Canada
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 05/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description Detection of DNA adducts by 32P-postlabelling with thin layer chromatography
Amount £19,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 4500309239 / 8R1700-54508-GK10-810466 
Organisation Government of Canada 
Department Health Canada
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 12/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Detection of DNA adducts by 32P-postlabelling with thin layer chromatography
Amount £19,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 4500309239 / 8R1700-54508-GK10-810466 
Organisation Government of Canada 
Department Health Canada
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 08/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description Development of organotypic cell cultures and analysis of the effects of exposure to air pollution
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description Differentiating alveolar macrophage responses to inhaled medicines
Amount £78,473 (GBP)
Funding ID 36609-259169 
Organisation National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description Do microplastics contaminate the atmospheric environment?
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RG160861 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Effects of air pollution on cardiopulmonary disease in urban and peri-urban residents
Amount £450,907 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N007204/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description Effects of air pollution on cardiopulmonary disease in urban and peri-urban residents
Amount £273,222 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2015 
End 03/2019
 
Description Effects of air pollution on cardiopulmonary disease in urban and peri-urban residents
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Funding ID NE/N007018/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Description Elucidating the potential interaction of manufactured nanoparticles with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: an integrated toxicogenomics approach
Amount £23,321 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/L006782/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 10/2017
 
Description Elucidation Engine
Amount £12,464 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Environmental and nutritional interventions for improving cardiovascular health in rural China
Amount £340,050 (GBP)
Funding ID 103906 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 02/2017
 
Description Equipment Grant - Advanced UK Observing Network For Air Quality, Public Heath and Greenhouse Gas Research
Amount £4,296,371 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R011532/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 08/2022
 
Description European Space Agency - award to Andrew Beddows with Sean Beevers and collaborators based on pump priming award
Amount € 500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2018 
 
Description Exposure to particulate matter on the London Underground healthy subjects and patients with chronic respiratory disease
Amount £339,288 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2021
 
Description Fellowship - Atmospheric microplastics, their accumulation in vivo and potential toxicity
Amount £523,451 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R026521/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description HPRU in Health impact of environmental hazards
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Funding ID RTJ6219303-1 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description Health Data Research UK
Amount £818,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 04/2023
 
Description Health Data Research UK (HDR-UK) substantive site award to Imperial College London as part of pan-London consortium
Amount £6,900,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2023
 
Description Identification of Metabolic Phenotypes and Systemic Biochemical Reaction Networks Associated with Human Blood Pressure
Amount £331,486 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S004033/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Impact of air pollution on mental illness in early adulthood: Feasibility study combining UK twin cohort data with modelled air pollution exposure
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Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
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End 12/2017
 
Description Imperial College Wellcome Trust Global Health Research Centre Seed award (PI Mireille Toledano based on pump-priming research)
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Organisation Imperial College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description Investigating the impact of London's Ultra Low Emission Zone on children's respiratory health
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Funding ID PHR/16/139/01 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2023
 
Description LIFEPATH (Lifecourse biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing)
Amount € 6,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 633666 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2019
 
Description Life Study: core scientific leadership and management team
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Funding ID ES/L002353/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 01/2016
 
Description London Substantive Site for HDR UK
Amount £1,167,046 (GBP)
Funding ID 1114669 
Organisation Health Data Research UK 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2023
 
Description MRC Centre for Environment and Health
Amount £669,663 (GBP)
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Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 05/2024
 
Description MRC PSMB Responsive Mode
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Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2020
 
Description MRC Responsive Mode
Amount £618,056 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R00322X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description MRC Skills Development Fellowships
Amount £570,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Mutational signatures of DNA damage and repair processes
Amount £1,027,551 (GBP)
Funding ID Wellcome 101126/Z/13/Z & Cambridge RG70175 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 08/2017
 
Description Mutographs of Cancer: discovering the causes of cancer through mutational signatures
Amount £173,900 (GBP)
Funding ID A25041 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 04/2018
 
Description NERC-MRC-CSO Improving Health with Environmental Data
Amount £96,810 (GBP)
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Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2017
 
Description NERC-MRC-CSO Improving Health with Environmental Data
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Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health Impacts of Environmental Hazards - Y6 extension
Amount £737,752 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) - ITMAT Funding Award (2016 Call)
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Novel passive samplers for semi-targetted explosive vapour screening
Amount £60,194 (GBP)
Funding ID IRC 2013 - 36563-271132 
Organisation Home Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 09/2014
 
Description Novel passive samplers for semi-targetted explosive vapour screening
Amount £297,945 (GBP)
Funding ID 36563-271132 
Organisation Home Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description PHE-UK Health Forum-Daniela Fecht project on quantifying cost of air pollution on NHS
Amount £37,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Past and future trends and health impacts of NCD risk factor levels in adolescents
Amount £512,746 (GBP)
Organisation AstraZeneca 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2017
 
Description Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities (London Hub for Urban Health)
Amount £325,026 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 04/2022
 
Description Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities (London Hub for Urban Health)
Amount £5,154,996 (GBP)
Funding ID 209376 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description Pathways to equitable healthy cities
Amount £150,853 (GBP)
Funding ID 205208/Z/16/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description PhenoMeNal
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Funding ID 654241 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2018
 
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Funding ID NIHR127560 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Science and technology in childhood obesity policy (STOP)
Amount £273,222 (GBP)
Funding ID 77454 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2018 
End 05/2022
 
Description Small Area Analysis Tool for Tracking Period of Performance 2015-16
Amount £78,125 (GBP)
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Studentships in environmental factors in cystic fibrosis (Fred Piel)
Amount £86,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cystic Fibrosis Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description The Airwave Health Monitoring Study (AHMS). An Occupational Cohort Study of the British Police Forces.
Amount £1,988,965 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R023484/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 06/2023
 
Description The Hong Kong D3D Study: A Dynamic Three Dimensional Exposure Model for Hong Kong
Amount $642,979 (USD)
Funding ID 4941-RFA13-1/14-2-3 
Organisation Health Effects Institute (HEI) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description The London Metallomics Facility
Amount £390,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 202902/Z/16/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 12/2021
 
Description UKRI Innovation/Rutherford Fund Fellowships (2 awarded)
Amount £652,556 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description UKRI Rutherford/Innovation Fund fellowship - Raha Pazoki - joint programme with Leicester and Liverpool
Amount £593,840 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R026505/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2021
 
Description UKRI Rutherford/Innovation Fund fellowship - Stephanie Wright - joint programme with Leicester and Liverpool
Amount £630,159 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R026521/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2021
 
Description Universal Consent Project
Amount £126,693 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Using metabolomics to investigate the metabolic signatures and associated pathways linked to short-term exposure to air pollutants
Amount £328,002 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S020810/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2021
 
Description Using multi-platform metabolomic profiling data to enhance biomarker discovery for cardiometabolic traits
Amount £135,000 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Waitrose & Partners £1 million grant fund to accelerate action on reducing plastic pollution.
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Somerset House 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health - awarded to Majid Ezzati and other Centre members
Amount £5,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 209376/Z/17/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2022
 
Description Wellcome Trust Seed Award (Fred Piel)
Amount £99,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 204535/Z/16/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2019
 
Title ALGAE 
Description ALGAE is an automated protocol which can be used to assess historical exposures to air pollution for members of longitudinal cohorts. It was developed as part of a research project between Imperial College's Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact ALGAE provides an open access, reusable software infrastructure that can be used across other research projects. It is meant to be a citable community resource that relates to a niche aspect of environmental health. 
URL https://github.com/smallAreaHealthStatisticsUnit/algae
 
Title Development and validation of microplastic sampling method compatible with Raman spectral imaging 
Description This was the development of a sampling method validation of such sampling method compatible with Raman spectral imaging (automated scanning, which provides spatial and compositional information) for this novel area of research. This is essential, as potential respirable microplastics have to be analysed directly in a sample; they are too small to be handled and transferred to appropriate substrate. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Dr Wright's method development was essential to the field of study of air pollution and miocroplastics, as potential respirable microplastics have to be analysed directly in a sample; they are too small to be handled and transferred to appropriate substrate. I have trialled clean and PM-contaminated (4-24 h, urban site, London) filters comprised of either quartz, cellulose, aluminium, PTFE, or silver, spiking with polystyrene beads (4 and 10 µm) as a positive control. The validation of such a method which Dr Wright developed, made possible only through pump priming money, as she has stated in his feedback, made possible his award of the UKRI Rutherford/Innovation Fund fellowship (£630,159, FEC). 
 
Title Development of a high-sensitivity method for detecing hydroxylated PAHs in low volume urine samples. 
Description From the MRC-PHE Centre pump-priming funds of £13000 in September 2016, a high-sensitivity method for detecting hydroxylated PAHs in low volume urine samples was developed. The money has been used to acquire high grade standard materials and to purchase lab time in the mass spectrometry core facility at Kings College London. This was achieved by using high quality standard materials in order to increase the sensitivity and specificity of the methods which were developed. A basic protocol is currently being validated and will then be used to assess urinary hydroxylated PAH levels in archived sample materials from ongoing air pollution studies. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact By having had established a basic protocol to validate and assess urinary hydroxylated PAH levels in archived sample materials from ongoing air pollution studies, it has furthered abilities within the field of air pollution studey to be more specific, and therefore more accurate in predicting the affect of such on human health within a population., This is immensly important as the effects of pollution are relevant to billions world-wide. 
 
Title RIF 
Description The Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) developed by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at Imperial College London, is a software tool to facilitate initial public health investigations into disease clusters and potentially hazardous environmental exposures. It integrates advanced methods in statistics, spatial analysis and spatial epidemiology within an intuitive user interface requiring minimal training with exportable results. The two main functionalities of the RIF are: • Risk analysis, which can determine whether a point or area source shows a statistical association with a health outcome in a local population. • Disease mapping, which can visualise mortality or morbidity rates and spatial patterns of disease using smoothed and unsmoothed maps. The RIF version 4.0 represents a substantial upgrade on the previous version 3.2, moving to open source software, new visuals and better integration with statistical packages R and R-INLA, good flexibility for study selection and easier data loading. Co-funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has helped develop the software so it can support both US and UK-based public health tracking activities." The RIF redevelopment project seeks to produce a suite of interoperable software tools which continues SAHSU's support for disease mapping and risk analysis studies. The new RIF software will rely on the following free technologies: Java, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, PL/pgSQL, Javascript, PHP, HTML and R. A SQL Server port will be created for the CDC. The storage of health data in external databases (e.g. Oracle) will continue to be supported. Whilst started in 2015 - without continued monetary contribution to fund the continuation of creating RIF, the existence of this useful tool in its present and evolved status would not be possible. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The new RIF will combine epidemiological analysis with data extraction to allow users to formulate an hypothesis; perform initial exploratory analysis with the option of either exporting the study extract (health, population and covariate data) and/or the results data into another tool; or continuing the analysis using R. In a RIF project, the database team will use the Data Loader tool to populate the RIF database with GIS, covariate, population and health data sets. Epidemiologists working on projects will then use the Study Submission Tool to create a data extraction request. Database managers can optionally use the Information Governance Tool to assess whether it is appropriate to extract and disclose the results to the project who requested them. For example, SAHSU will use the tool to determine whether results contain low cell counts that could identify individuals. Once their data sets have been approved, the RIF will run the study and epidemiologists will use the Viewer Web application to inspect their results. The new RIF will be extensible supporting integration with complex dispersion models to quantify exposure, integration with external data sources (e.g. Importing of disease map areas) and R. In Postgres ports the powerful PL/R and PostGIS extensions allow analysis to be continued within the database outside of the RIF. To surmise, this could have a huge beneficial impact on the ease in which epidemiologists can perform data extractions. 
 
Title SCAMP personal monitoring study 
Description SCAMP is a cohort study which follows several thousand secondary school pupils across London from year 7 through to year 9. The aim of this study is to investigate whether children's use of mobile phones and/or other technologies that use radio waves e.g. portable landline phones and wireless internet, might affect their cognitive or behavioural development e.g. attention, memory, language understanding. A subset of participants will take place in additional measurements, giving biological samples and taking part in personal monitoring. Additional measurements include non-invasive biological samples (urine and saliva) and anthropometric measurements (e.g. height), and noise and air pollution monitoring. This additional data will allow additional studies to be performed on this valuable cohort. Centre funds have been used to support the collection of additional biological samples through a pump-priming award, and to purchase noise monitoring equipment to assist with personal monitoring. On the basis of these funds, the SCAMP home monitoring study which was originally funded to collect RF-EMF measurements only, was used to collected a large number of noise and air pollution data indoor and outdoor (simultaneously) as well. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The study is still ongoing, sample collection will continue in 2018 and analysis will occur in late 2018 and 2019. As a result of the personal monitoring work, a successful MRC grant application has been made (CLUE) to conduct an epidemiological investigation on air pollution and noise in relation to cognitive function in adolescents in the SCAMP cohort. The grant incorporated all the home measurements and these were a strong selling point to the MRC who then awarded the grant. 
URL https://www.scampstudy.org
 
Title London Hybrid Exposure Data 
Description Summary of air pollution exposure estimates to NO2 and PM2.5 - calculated from 45,000 London Transport Demand Survey respondents 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Smith J.D., Mitsakou C., Kitwiroon N., Barratt B.M., Walton H.A., Taylor J.G., Anderson H.R., Kelly F.J., Beevers S.D. 2016 London Hybrid Exposure Model: Improving Human Exposure Estimates to NO2 and PM2.5 in an Urban Setting. ES&T vol 50 issue 21. 
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27706935
 
Title SAHSU data download facility 
Description This platform offers free access to models and data produced by the Environmental Exposures Group. This includes: Models and code: Noise model (TRANEX), Modified CNOSSOS-EU model Environmental data: NO2 and PM2.5 air pollution grids for Europe, 100m resolution (annual means, ug/m3), 2010 NO2 and PM10 air pollution grids for Europe, 100m resolution (annual means, ug/m3), 2005-2007 Socioeconomic data: Adapted national deprivation incides (Carstairs 2011 and English Index of Deprivation 2010) for rural settings Data, which has been uploaded in the 12 months up to March 2017 are: • NO2 air pollution grids for Europe, 100m resolution, annual average 2010 • PM2.5 air pollution grids for Europe, 100m resolution, annual average 2010 • Adapted national deprivation indices (Carstairs 2011 and English Index of Deprivation 2010) for rural settings 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Used within own group and also provided externally to stimulate research and collaborations. 
URL http://www.sahsu.org/content/data-download
 
Title The ALGAE Protocol: ALorithms for Generating address histories and Exposures 
Description ALGAE is an automated protocol which can be used to assign environmental exposures to participants of cohort and other types of longitudinal studies. It was originally developed as part of a MRC-funded collaboration between the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at Imperial College and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children ( ALSPAC). Initially ALGAE was designed to support a study on "Effects of early life exposure to particles on respiratory health through childhood and adolescence". It has since been developed into a generic solution which can be adapted to different cohort studies, life stages, health outcomes and environmental exposures. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet beyond original project, but it can be adapted to different cohort studies, life stages, health outcomes and environmental exposures. 
URL https://smallareahealthstatisticsunit.github.io/algae/
 
Description ALSPAC cohort study exposure data and modelling 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data linkage and statistical analysis, and drafting of scientific paper
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in environmental exposure assessment at Leicester, and statistical expertise at Oxford
Impact ongoing collaboration - paper accepted for publication
Start Year 2018
 
Description ALSPAC cohort study exposure data and modelling 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data linkage and statistical analysis, and drafting of scientific paper
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in environmental exposure assessment at Leicester, and statistical expertise at Oxford
Impact ongoing collaboration - paper accepted for publication
Start Year 2018
 
Description Aircraft Noise and Cardiovascular Outcomes 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Studentship Fund
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This Medical Research Council funded study aims to investigate associations between aircraft noise near major UK airports measured in different ways (noisy events, average noise) and hospital admissions and mortality. Potential pathways and mechanisms will be further explored using cohort data, for which ethics approvals will be sought separately. The project will use aircraft noise measures (average noise, noisy events) using data from the Civil Aviation Authority, routine mortality and hospital admission data from NHS Digital and the Office for National Statistics and analysis of individual data from two well-characterised cohorts: UK Biobank giving national coverage, and the SABRE cohort, which is based in west London. Additional data on air pollution and road noise will be sourced from SAHSU datasets and a measurement campaign will be conducted near Heathrow and Gatwick airports for ultrafine particles.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use aircraft noise measures (average noise, noisy events) using data from the Civil Aviation Authority, routine mortality and hospital admission data from NHS Digital and the Office for National Statistics and analysis of individual data from two well-characterised cohorts: UK Biobank giving national coverage, and the SABRE cohort, which is based in west London. Additional data on air pollution and road noise will be sourced from SAHSU datasets and a measurement campaign will be conducted near Heathrow and Gatwick airports for ultrafine particles.
Impact Transport noise is an under-studied ubiquitous environmental pollutant with important implications for public health, transport policy and urban planning. Aircraft noise already affects more people in the UK than any other European country. While there is a large body of research on annoyance and sleep disturbance from aircraft noise, there is very limited epidemiological evidence on aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease despite good biological plausibility for noise impacts on cardiovascular and metabolic functioning. These include physiological and psychological stress responses affecting metabolic factors (e.g. glucose, insulin, body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio heart rate variability (HRV) and inflammatory pathways e.g. C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, supported by experimental studies of short-term exposure.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Aircraft Noise and Cardiovascular Outcomes 
Organisation UK Biobank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This Medical Research Council funded study aims to investigate associations between aircraft noise near major UK airports measured in different ways (noisy events, average noise) and hospital admissions and mortality. Potential pathways and mechanisms will be further explored using cohort data, for which ethics approvals will be sought separately. The project will use aircraft noise measures (average noise, noisy events) using data from the Civil Aviation Authority, routine mortality and hospital admission data from NHS Digital and the Office for National Statistics and analysis of individual data from two well-characterised cohorts: UK Biobank giving national coverage, and the SABRE cohort, which is based in west London. Additional data on air pollution and road noise will be sourced from SAHSU datasets and a measurement campaign will be conducted near Heathrow and Gatwick airports for ultrafine particles.
Collaborator Contribution The project will use aircraft noise measures (average noise, noisy events) using data from the Civil Aviation Authority, routine mortality and hospital admission data from NHS Digital and the Office for National Statistics and analysis of individual data from two well-characterised cohorts: UK Biobank giving national coverage, and the SABRE cohort, which is based in west London. Additional data on air pollution and road noise will be sourced from SAHSU datasets and a measurement campaign will be conducted near Heathrow and Gatwick airports for ultrafine particles.
Impact Transport noise is an under-studied ubiquitous environmental pollutant with important implications for public health, transport policy and urban planning. Aircraft noise already affects more people in the UK than any other European country. While there is a large body of research on annoyance and sleep disturbance from aircraft noise, there is very limited epidemiological evidence on aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease despite good biological plausibility for noise impacts on cardiovascular and metabolic functioning. These include physiological and psychological stress responses affecting metabolic factors (e.g. glucose, insulin, body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio heart rate variability (HRV) and inflammatory pathways e.g. C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, supported by experimental studies of short-term exposure.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Airwave and MRC CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of Airwave study data and biosamples for analysis
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in occupational work exposures and evaluation of work place interventions for health promotion
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Airwave collaboration with DPUK - Dementia Platforms UK 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collection and provision of Airwave study data. Airwave data collected by the study team is being uploaded into the DPUK data portal so that it is available to other researchers. Collaboration with Prof Gallacher, PI of DPUK on pilot use of data including CSR pilot, collaborative grant applications and publications.
Collaborator Contribution DPUK portal coordination and data access procedures
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Airwave collaboration with DPUK - Great Minds pilot study 
Organisation MRC Dementias Platform UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with DPUK to invite Airwave study participants to take part in the Great Minds pilot study. Facilitated contact with study participants.
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of Great Minds pilot study
Impact new collaboration - ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Airwave collaboration with DPUK and SAIL 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of Airwave study data and expertise in database management and health data linkage
Collaborator Contribution SAIL Databank is being used as a means of secure data processing and storage for study data
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Bayesian models for Landslides using INLA 
Organisation University of Twente
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Prof. Luigi Lombardo (University of Twente, Netherlands) co-authoring book in 'Bayesian models for Landslides using INLA', 2018-present
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Prof. Luigi Lombardo (University of Twente, Netherlands) co-authoring book in 'Bayesian models for Landslides using INLA', 2018-present
Impact Co-authored book in 'Bayesian models for Landslides using INLA',
Start Year 2018
 
Description Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - measuring microplastics in different environmental compartments 
Organisation Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Leads on Waitrose grant application, which involves measuring microplastics in different environmental compartments (land and air) to determine their sources, pathways and fate, with aim to inform environmental policy. CEH will lead on the land-based and some air-based sampling outside of London and analysis, whilst KCL will lead on London-based air sampling and analysis
Collaborator Contribution Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Leads on Waitrose grant application, which involves measuring microplastics in different environmental compartments (land and air) to determine their sources, pathways and fate, with aim to inform environmental policy. CEH will lead on the land-based and some air-based sampling outside of London and analysis, whilst KCL will lead on London-based air sampling and analysis
Impact Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Leads on Waitrose grant application, which involves measuring microplastics in different environmental compartments (land and air) to determine their sources, pathways and fate, with aim to inform environmental policy. CEH will lead on the land-based and some air-based sampling outside of London and analysis, whilst KCL will lead on London-based air sampling and analysis
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cognitive Development in the Urban Environment 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This proposal sets out to investigate the emerging hypothesis that children who were born in and grow up in urban environments display impaired cognitive development due to long-term exposures to air pollution and noise from traffic. The CLUE study, which will be nested within the SCAMP study of 6000 secondary school children in Greater London, will exploit detailed air pollution and noise exposure monitoring (including personal monitoring and indoor and outdoor measurements at homes and schools) to enhance existing models for estimating air pollution and noise exposure in this age group. These enhanced models will then be used to estimate air pollution and noise exposure in all SCAMP children. This enhanced modelling approach, applied to a large longitudinal data set will help overcome many of the limitations of previous research that have attempted to investigate the interrelationships between air pollution, noise, cognition, behaviour and academic attainment. We will also investigate the underlying biological mechanisms by which air pollution and noise may impact on cognitive development using a subset of the children from the SCAMP cohort.
Collaborator Contribution This grant has co-Investigators at King's College who will contribute equally to the research and outputs. This proposal sets out to investigate the emerging hypothesis that children who were born in and grow up in urban environments display impaired cognitive development due to long-term exposures to air pollution and noise from traffic. The CLUE study, which will be nested within the SCAMP study of 6000 secondary school children in Greater London, will exploit detailed air pollution and noise exposure monitoring (including personal monitoring and indoor and outdoor measurements at homes and schools) to enhance existing models for estimating air pollution and noise exposure in this age group. These enhanced models will then be used to estimate air pollution and noise exposure in all SCAMP children. This enhanced modelling approach, applied to a large longitudinal data set will help overcome many of the limitations of previous research that have attempted to investigate the interrelationships between air pollution, noise, cognition, behaviour and academic attainment. We will also investigate the underlying biological mechanisms by which air pollution and noise may impact on cognitive development using a subset of the children from the SCAMP cohort.
Impact The primary beneficiaries of this research will be children (and their parents) living in Greater London, many of whom are disproportionally exposed to environmental stressors, such as air pollution and noise. This research will strengthen the epidemiological evidence base, and thus our understanding, regarding the relationships between these environmental stressors and cognitive function in adolescents. This will facilitate improved investigation of air pollution, noise and wider health outcomes in a range of population groups by the epidemiological and public health communities. Moreover, this will allow specific identification of activities and environments that may lead to increased risk of harm or impairment, enabling targeted risk reduction strategies by policy makers across a range of sectors, including education, public health, urban planning and environment. Targeted strategies have the potential for much greater impact on behavioural change than simply associating elevated noise and air pollution levels with health or cognitive outcomes. By establishing a more robust evidence base, this research will have a major impact on cost-benefit analyses for local air pollution initiatives aimed at protecting children's long-term health and improving children's behavioural outcomes at an age when children are particularly vulnerable to these environmental insults. This proposal is capable of changing the perception of air quality away from simply meeting national and regional limit values to more extensive exposure reduction, and has the potential to initiate behaviour change through school and education authority-led action. Since exposure to road traffic air pollution and noise is widespread, this research will be beneficial for the 3.9 billion people living in urban areas worldwide.
Start Year 2018
 
Description DEvelopment of advanced Chemical mapping In PHEnomics Research: application to cardiovascular disease research 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Aim is to discover and cross-validate metabolic features associated with blood pressure and body mass index exploring data from cohort studies GRAPHIC and AIRWAVE. Metabolic phenotyping and metabolomics analysis and data interpretation.
Collaborator Contribution Cohort study data and cardiovascular epidemiology expertise
Impact ongoing collaboration with collaborative grant application
Start Year 2018
 
Description Developing spatial models for INLA 
Organisation King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Country Saudi Arabia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Prof. Håvard Rue (King Abdullah University Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) developing spatial models for INLA, 2016-present
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration with Prof. Håvard Rue (King Abdullah University Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) developing spatial models for INLA, 2016-present
Impact developing spatial models for INLA,
Start Year 2016
 
Description Environmental toxicology and exposures 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department MRC Toxicology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are exploring various ideas for a closer research collaboration and jointly worked on a grant application to investigate toxicology of exposures of fire service personnel during serious fire events. We are already collaborating on the Rutherford Fellowships scheme.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in environmental and chemical toxicity and human exposures
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Genetic and environmental influences on type 1 diabetes incidence in the UK 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Nuffield Department of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in clinical epidemiology and lead for environmental exposure modelling
Collaborator Contribution Genetic analysis to identify new genes, mechanisms and pathways to T1D
Impact active collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Health Impacts of urban Transformation consortium - collaboration on grant application focused on urban regeneration and healthy cities and potential health impacts 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Department LSE Cities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Planned project coordination, expertise in health data analysis and modelling, epidemiological expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in physical activity and behavioural epidemiology- Cambridge; expertise in healthy cities and urban planning and regeneration- LSE; expertise in primary care and health data-QMUL
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Health Impacts of urban Transformation consortium - collaboration on grant application focused on urban regeneration and healthy cities and potential health impacts 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Planned project coordination, expertise in health data analysis and modelling, epidemiological expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in physical activity and behavioural epidemiology- Cambridge; expertise in healthy cities and urban planning and regeneration- LSE; expertise in primary care and health data-QMUL
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Health Impacts of urban Transformation consortium - collaboration on grant application focused on urban regeneration and healthy cities and potential health impacts 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Planned project coordination, expertise in health data analysis and modelling, epidemiological expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in physical activity and behavioural epidemiology- Cambridge; expertise in healthy cities and urban planning and regeneration- LSE; expertise in primary care and health data-QMUL
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Identifying biomarkers of Exposure leading to Lung Cancer with "Adductomics". 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr S. Dagnino learnt new technique for the analysis of human serum albumin adducts in human serum "Adductomics" for application to research project Identifying biomarkers of Exposure leading to Lung Cancer with "Adductomics"
Collaborator Contribution The team of Prof Stephen Rappaport taught Dr S. Dagnino a new technique for the analysis of human serum albumin adducts in human serum "Adductomics".
Impact The project for the future is to pursue this collaboration to improve the technique. The expected outcomes are the 2 publications in preparation and most likely a grant application.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Impacts of the digital environment on adolescent mental health 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection from SCAMP cohort study participants as part of follow up and expertise in data collection from young people and impacts of use of digital technology on health.
Collaborator Contribution Partners to bring expertise in psychiatry, physical activity and cognitive neuroscience.
Impact Proposed follow up of existing study with grant submitted and under consideration.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Impacts of the digital environment on adolescent mental health 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection from SCAMP cohort study participants as part of follow up and expertise in data collection from young people and impacts of use of digital technology on health.
Collaborator Contribution Partners to bring expertise in psychiatry, physical activity and cognitive neuroscience.
Impact Proposed follow up of existing study with grant submitted and under consideration.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Impacts of the digital environment on adolescent mental health 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection from SCAMP cohort study participants as part of follow up and expertise in data collection from young people and impacts of use of digital technology on health.
Collaborator Contribution Partners to bring expertise in psychiatry, physical activity and cognitive neuroscience.
Impact Proposed follow up of existing study with grant submitted and under consideration.
Start Year 2019
 
Description In-vitro microplastic toxicity 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Toxicology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Anne Willis and Prof Marianne MacFarlane (MRC Toxicology Unit) and Dr Rachel Smith, Dr Matthew White and Prof Tim Gant (PHE) - Are collaborating with Dr Stephanie Wright on her current fellowship work package on in-vitro microplastic toxicity.Dr Stephanie Wright conceived the study, with input and guidance from Prof Anne Willis and Prof Marianne MacFarlane (MRC Toxicology Unit) and Dr Rachel Smith, Dr Matthew White and Prof Tim Gant (PHE) . Prof Anne Willis and Prof Marianne MacFarlane are providing overall guidance and advice, MW is an expert in aerosol science/exposure, RS and TG in respiratory particle toxicology. Dr Stephanie Wright will perform the work, analysis, and lead writing of any resulting manuscripts, with input from AW, MM, RS, MW and TG.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Anne Willis and Prof Marianne MacFarlane are providing overall guidance and advice. Dr Stephanie Wright intends to do the work at PHE labs with Dr Rachel Smith, Dr Matthew White and Prof Tim Gant, as PHE have an air-liquid interface cell culture system.
Impact Dr Stephanie Wright will perform the work, analysis, and lead writing of any resulting manuscripts, with input from AW, MM, RS, MW and TG.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mechanistic pathways linking ambient air pollution exposure to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease 
Organisation Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A multidisciplinary team includes expertise in molecular epidemiolog, air pollution modelling and toxicology, systems toxicology, statistics and bioinformatics.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators will bring the cohort resources and a wide range of supporting expertise: Umea University, respiratory epidemiologyk respiratory; Washington, air pollution measurement and modelling, Creal, environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment, IARC, metabolomics.
Impact Consortium working on grant application.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mechanistic pathways linking ambient air pollution exposure to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease 
Organisation International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A multidisciplinary team includes expertise in molecular epidemiolog, air pollution modelling and toxicology, systems toxicology, statistics and bioinformatics.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators will bring the cohort resources and a wide range of supporting expertise: Umea University, respiratory epidemiologyk respiratory; Washington, air pollution measurement and modelling, Creal, environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment, IARC, metabolomics.
Impact Consortium working on grant application.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mechanistic pathways linking ambient air pollution exposure to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease 
Organisation Umea University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A multidisciplinary team includes expertise in molecular epidemiolog, air pollution modelling and toxicology, systems toxicology, statistics and bioinformatics.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators will bring the cohort resources and a wide range of supporting expertise: Umea University, respiratory epidemiologyk respiratory; Washington, air pollution measurement and modelling, Creal, environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment, IARC, metabolomics.
Impact Consortium working on grant application.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mechanistic pathways linking ambient air pollution exposure to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease 
Organisation University of Washington
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A multidisciplinary team includes expertise in molecular epidemiolog, air pollution modelling and toxicology, systems toxicology, statistics and bioinformatics.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborators will bring the cohort resources and a wide range of supporting expertise: Umea University, respiratory epidemiologyk respiratory; Washington, air pollution measurement and modelling, Creal, environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment, IARC, metabolomics.
Impact Consortium working on grant application.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Mental health in the police force and Airwave collaboration 
Organisation King's College London
Department King's Centre for Military Health Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data from the Airwave cohort study and epidemiological expertise in data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in assessment of mental health status and trauma exposure.
Impact Scientific paper submitted and under consideration for publication.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Metabolic markers of cognitive change in the FINGER trial 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Skills and expertise in epidemiological and metabolomics analysis, modelling and interpretation of results for identification of metabolic biomarkers associated with cognitive function and later life health outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution Providing data from the FINGER clinical trial and expertise in dementias and ageing research.
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2019
 
Description Metabolic markers of cognitive change in the FINGER trial 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Welfare
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Skills and expertise in epidemiological and metabolomics analysis, modelling and interpretation of results for identification of metabolic biomarkers associated with cognitive function and later life health outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution Providing data from the FINGER clinical trial and expertise in dementias and ageing research.
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2019
 
Description Modes and mechanisms of toxicity - NIHR HPRU theme 2 project 
Organisation Public Health England
Department Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards (CRCE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise and technical expertise in metabolomics data analysis and modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in environmental exposures and pathways and mechanisms involved in toxicological exposures and health impacts
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Public Health Impacst of UK Clean Air Zones - research collaboration 
Organisation King's College London
Department Division Analytical and Environmental Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in biostatistics and modelling, bioinformatics, biomarkers and exposome and analysis of health and environmental data
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in exposure science and measurement of environmental pollution and specialist work on the low emission zone and ultra-low emission zone.
Impact Ongoing collaboration as part of MRC Centre for Environment and Health - grant application submitted and under consideration.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Public Health Impacst of UK Clean Air Zones - research collaboration 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Department School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in biostatistics and modelling, bioinformatics, biomarkers and exposome and analysis of health and environmental data
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in exposure science and measurement of environmental pollution and specialist work on the low emission zone and ultra-low emission zone.
Impact Ongoing collaboration as part of MRC Centre for Environment and Health - grant application submitted and under consideration.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Pulmonary microplastic exposure and uptake 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Toxicology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr John le Quesne and Leah Wood - MRC Toxicology Unit - Dr John le Quesne is MRC Tox Unit collaborator on the current fellowship of Dr Stephanie Wright's work package dealing with pulmonary microplastic exposure and uptake. Dr John le Quesne will provide advice, guidance, and access to pulmonary tissue and some imaging facilities. Dr Stephanie Wright conceived the study, with input from JLQ and LW, Dr Stephanie Wright will perform the work, analysis and write any resulting manuscripts, with input from JLQ and LW.
Collaborator Contribution Dr John le Quesne will provide advice, guidance, and access to pulmonary tissue and some imaging facilities,Leah Wood - MRC Toxicology Unit will provide training and assist in some of the sample prep
Impact Dr Stephanie Wright will perform the work, analysis and write any resulting manuscripts, with input from JLQ and LW.
Start Year 2019
 
Description SAHSU Big Data, Small Area Int J Epidemiol special issue 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Department of Geography and Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are compiling a series of scientific papers for publication in a special issue of Int J Epidemiology arising from the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) conference "Big Data, Small Area" held in 2017. Topics include Space-time methods for non-communicable disease surveillance; mapping population and demographic characteristics at small area levels.
Collaborator Contribution We are working with Dr Samantha Cockings as guest editor - product of a long-term collaboration
Impact publication in preparation
Start Year 2018
 
Description SAHSU study of congenital anomalies and municipal waste incinerators 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in analysis and interpretation of small-area health statistics and environmental pollution data and statistical modelling.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in analysis of congenital anomalies data
Impact Published paper Parkes et al Enviorn Int 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.039.
Start Year 2018
 
Description SAHSU study of congenital anomalies and municipal waste incinerators 
Organisation Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in analysis and interpretation of small-area health statistics and environmental pollution data and statistical modelling.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in analysis of congenital anomalies data
Impact Published paper Parkes et al Enviorn Int 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.039.
Start Year 2018
 
Description SAHSU study of congenital anomalies and municipal waste incinerators 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in analysis and interpretation of small-area health statistics and environmental pollution data and statistical modelling.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in analysis of congenital anomalies data
Impact Published paper Parkes et al Enviorn Int 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.039.
Start Year 2018
 
Description SAHSU study of congenital anomalies and municipal waste incinerators 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in analysis and interpretation of small-area health statistics and environmental pollution data and statistical modelling.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in analysis of congenital anomalies data
Impact Published paper Parkes et al Enviorn Int 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.039.
Start Year 2018
 
Description SAHSU study of congenital anomalies and municipal waste incinerators 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in analysis and interpretation of small-area health statistics and environmental pollution data and statistical modelling.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in analysis of congenital anomalies data
Impact Published paper Parkes et al Enviorn Int 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.05.039.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Screening sarcoid tissue for the potential inclusion of microplastic particles 
Organisation Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Muhunathan Thillai (Royal Papworth Hospital) - Dr Stephanie Wright conceived a pilot study to screen sarcoid tissue for the potential inclusion of microplastic particles, as both evidence of exposure, accumulation in vivo and a potential mechanism of harm.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Muhunathan Thillai will provide whole tissue sections on a collaborative basis, following the Royal Papworth tissue bank and Human Tissue Act conduct.
Impact Dr Muhunathan Thillai and Dr Stephanie Wright with Co-author any scientific papers
Start Year 2019
 
Description Serum metabolic signatures of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease 
Organisation Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department Department of Epidemiology
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise in metabolomics data analysis and metabolic profiling and data interpretation and bioinformatics analysis methods
Collaborator Contribution Contributing data from MESA and Rotterdam studies and expertise in clinical atherosclerosis.
Impact continuing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Serum metabolic signatures of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease 
Organisation Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise in metabolomics data analysis and metabolic profiling and data interpretation and bioinformatics analysis methods
Collaborator Contribution Contributing data from MESA and Rotterdam studies and expertise in clinical atherosclerosis.
Impact continuing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Serum metabolic signatures of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Department of Epidemiology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise in metabolomics data analysis and metabolic profiling and data interpretation and bioinformatics analysis methods
Collaborator Contribution Contributing data from MESA and Rotterdam studies and expertise in clinical atherosclerosis.
Impact continuing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Serum metabolic signatures of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease 
Organisation Northwestern University
Department Feinberg School of Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise in metabolomics data analysis and metabolic profiling and data interpretation and bioinformatics analysis methods
Collaborator Contribution Contributing data from MESA and Rotterdam studies and expertise in clinical atherosclerosis.
Impact continuing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Serum metabolic signatures of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease 
Organisation University of Ioannina
Department Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise in metabolomics data analysis and metabolic profiling and data interpretation and bioinformatics analysis methods
Collaborator Contribution Contributing data from MESA and Rotterdam studies and expertise in clinical atherosclerosis.
Impact continuing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Serum metabolic signatures of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease 
Organisation University of Texas
Department Health Science Center at Houston
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise in metabolomics data analysis and metabolic profiling and data interpretation and bioinformatics analysis methods
Collaborator Contribution Contributing data from MESA and Rotterdam studies and expertise in clinical atherosclerosis.
Impact continuing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Spatial uncertainty in small area analysis 
Organisation Emory University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in spatial analysis of small area health and environmental data - as part of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU)
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in development and application of disease mapping models to address specific public health research questions and adjustments for confounding variables.
Impact continuing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Spatial uncertainty in small area analysis 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in spatial analysis of small area health and environmental data - as part of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU)
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in development and application of disease mapping models to address specific public health research questions and adjustments for confounding variables.
Impact continuing collaboration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Spatial uncertainty in small area analysis project 
Organisation Emory University
Department Rollins School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant application to which SAHSU brings extensive experience dealing with large scale administrative data with >300 million individual patient records of registry data for cause-specific mortality, hospital admissions, cancer registrations and birth outcomes at postcode and address level.
Collaborator Contribution Experience in the development and application of spatial statistics to a variety of public health research areas, including customization of the disease mapping models to address specific research questions and adjust for novel confounders.
Impact awaiting grant application outcome
Start Year 2016
 
Description Spatial uncertainty in small area analysis project 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant application to which SAHSU brings extensive experience dealing with large scale administrative data with >300 million individual patient records of registry data for cause-specific mortality, hospital admissions, cancer registrations and birth outcomes at postcode and address level.
Collaborator Contribution Experience in the development and application of spatial statistics to a variety of public health research areas, including customization of the disease mapping models to address specific research questions and adjust for novel confounders.
Impact awaiting grant application outcome
Start Year 2016
 
Description Using metabolomics to investigate metabolic signatures and associated pathways linked to short-term exposure to air pollutants 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Department Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in environmental epidemiology and environmental exposures, and molecular epidemiology including metabolomic analysis and risk markers for cardiovascular disease
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in air pollution research and in metabolomics
Impact continuing collaboration - new project
Start Year 2018
 
Description Using metabolomics to investigate metabolic signatures and associated pathways linked to short-term exposure to air pollutants 
Organisation King's College London
Department Division Analytical and Environmental Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in environmental epidemiology and environmental exposures, and molecular epidemiology including metabolomic analysis and risk markers for cardiovascular disease
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in air pollution research and in metabolomics
Impact continuing collaboration - new project
Start Year 2018
 
Description Using metabolomics to investigate metabolic signatures and associated pathways linked to short-term exposure to air pollutants 
Organisation Umea University
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in environmental epidemiology and environmental exposures, and molecular epidemiology including metabolomic analysis and risk markers for cardiovascular disease
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in air pollution research and in metabolomics
Impact continuing collaboration - new project
Start Year 2018
 
Description WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution WHO has designated the School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health at Imperial College London as WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology. Professor Majid Ezzati will act as the Head of the Centre with MRC-PHE Centre members (Professor Peter Burney, Paul Elliott and Debbie Jarvis) contributing to the workplan to: - identify and collate population-based data sources on major NCD outcomes and risk factors - synthesise population based data sources on major NCD outcomes and risk factors into consistent global estimates of NCDs and their risk factors, and help disseminate the estimates - develop methods and instruments for inclusion of additional risk factors in STEPS surverys or for optimal measurement of current risks - estimate mortality and disease burden attributable to major NCD risk factors - forecast NCD mortality and model the effects of disease prevention and management scenarios
Collaborator Contribution -
Impact No outputs or outcomes to be reported
Start Year 2015
 
Description application of pyrolysis-GC/MS for microplastics analysis 
Organisation Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Barbara Scholz-bottcher (Carl von Ossietzky University, Germany) - pyrolysis gc/ms - PhD student visited BSB's lab for a week-long placement to train in the application of pyrolysis-GC/MS for microplastics analysis. During this time, some air samples were run, and we intend to co-author a publication including these results
Collaborator Contribution Dr Barbara Scholz-bottcher (Carl von Ossietzky University, Germany) - pyrolysis gc/ms - PhD student visited BSB's lab for a week-long placement to train in the application of pyrolysis-GC/MS for microplastics analysis. During this time, some air samples were run, and we intend to co-author a publication including these results
Impact Dr Barbara Scholz-bottcher (Carl von Ossietzky University, Germany) - pyrolysis gc/ms - PhD student visited BSB's lab for a week-long placement to train in the application of pyrolysis-GC/MS for microplastics analysis. During this time, some air samples were run, Dr Stephanie Wright will co-author a publication with Dr Barbara Scholz-bottcher including these results.
Start Year 2018
 
Description research programme in airborne microplastics/human exposure/health 
Organisation University of Queensland
Department Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Stephanie Wright (MRC Centre) collaborated with Prof Kevin Thomas (Director of Queensland Alliance for Environment and Health Sciences, Australia) during her PhD. Prof Kevin Thomas is establishing a research programme in airborne microplastics/human exposure/health and wants Dr Stephanie Wright to act as a formal adviser for his student. Dr Stephanie Wright will apply for a travel grant to visit Prof Kevin Thomas laboratory, as they perform pyrolysis-GC/MS andneed to view his applications and methods for cross-comparison with BSB above. We also hope to collaborate on a research project assessing health impacts of microplastics.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Kevin Thomas (Director of Queensland Alliance for Environment and Health Sciences, Australia) - Dr Stephanie Wright collaborated with KT during my PhD. KT is establishing a research programme in airborne microplastics/human exposure/health and wants me to act as a formal adviser for his student. I have applied for a travel grant to visit KT's laboratory, as they also perform pyrolysis-GC/MS and I want to see applications and methods for cross-comparison with BSB above. We also hope to collaborate on a research project assessing health impacts of microplastics, following a visit.
Impact Dr Stephanie Wright (MRC Centre) collaborated with Prof Kevin Thomas (Director of Queensland Alliance for Environment and Health Sciences, Australia) during her PhD. Prof Kevin Thomas is establishing a research programme in airborne microplastics/human exposure/health and wants Dr Stephanie Wright to act as a formal adviser for his student. Dr Stephanie Wright will apply for a travel grant to visit Prof Kevin Thomas laboratory, as they perform pyrolysis-GC/MS andneed to view his applications and methods for cross-comparison with BSB above. We also hope to collaborate on a research project assessing health impacts of microplastics.
Start Year 2018
 
Title Environment and Health Atlas 2016 
Description The atlas provides interactive maps of geographical variations for a range of health conditions and environmental agents at a neighbourhood (small-area) scale in England and Wales. These maps have been developed as a resource for the public, researchers and anyone working in public health and policy to better understand the geographic distribution of environmental agents and health conditions in England and Wales. The health condition maps show the relative risk so there must always be some wards above average and some wards below average. It is important to note that we are not making direct causal links between the mapped environmental agents and health conditions. The maps provide information about risks and concentrations for areas, but risks and exposures for individuals living in those areas may differ. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The atlas has been previously reported and continues to be used by many other researchers, usage stats below. 2016 Sessions: 10,148 Users: 7,363 Pageviews: 39,675 
URL http://www.envhealthatlas.co.uk/homepage/index.html
 
Title Estimates for life expectancy in England and Wales between 1981 and 2030 
Description This webpage provides estimates for life expectancy in England and Wales between 1981 and 2030, based on JE Bennett, G Li, et al., The future of life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales: Bayesian spatiotemporal forecasting, Lancet (2015). 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact publication generated great media coverage 
URL http://wwwf.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/apps/ezzati/life_expectancy/
 
Title Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) 4.0 
Description The Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) is an application that supports two types of environmental health activities: disease mapping studies and risk analysis studies. It was designed to help epidemiologists and public health researchers to rapidly investigate potential environmental hazards, especially those related to industrial sites. The tool uses health, environmental, socio-economic, population and geographic data to calculate risks in relation to sources of exposure and to generate maps. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact - This past August, the Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) was successfully demonstrated to funders at the Center for Disease Control. It was later shown to a broader audience of state-level public health monitoring groups in the US at the same event. - The meeting in Atlanta provided a means of allowing CDC stake holders to provide feedback on how the RIF would eventually deployed to support their own surveillance activities. They were happy with progress on the project and they outlined some features the tool suite would need for it to be adapted to a US context. - The RIF is not just one software tool, but a suite of related applications which manage different aspects of supporting disease mapping and risk analysis studies. Among the tools is a highly interactive, graphical tool that epidemiologists could use to specify disease mapping studies. - As well, there is a data loader tool that would allow database administrators a way of cleaning and loading population health data sets and geospatial data sets. - The CDC showed particular interest in the data loader tool, which has been designed in a way that may warrant it being used in more generic data loading tasks that are unrelated to its original funded use case. Both the disease mapping study submission tool and the data loader tool were shown as part of live demonstrations in front of a large audience in the CDC's main conference hall. Among those in attendance were both appreciative users who had used previous versions of the RIF, and supportive people who exhibited a keen interest in having new tools that could save them work doing similar kinds of studies. - The RIF tool suite continues to garner an widening interest from: Dr. Holowaty, Adjunct Professor from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto; Frederik Davidsson from the company Geoloc AB in Sweden; Joanne Stares, Public Health Officer at the Public Health Agency of Canada; and public health groups in Belgium. - The influence of the RIF tool suite may also be felt through efforts that have been made to encourage users to view it as a future community asset rather than just a SAHSU product. To support this end, the RIF team has spent significant effort open sourcing code changes, and publishing design discussions that describe the kinds of informatics challenges it has had to address. - The goal of these activities has been to make the development process more transparent to current and future funders, and to eventually provide enough explanation of the tool suite so that its maintenance costs might be able to be spread across prospective collaborators. The RIF software is all freely available on github https://github.com/smallAreaHealthStatisticsUnit/rapidInquiryFacility 
URL http://www.sahsu.org/node/4
 
Description 2018 An overview of small-area studies conducted by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit. Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. December 3. Piel, F.B. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speaker; An overview of small-area studies conducted by the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit. Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. December 3. Piel, F.B.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 2018 Annual UK Review Meeting on outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly chaired the session of "Emerging research needs"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 6th UK & Ireland Exposure Science meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give a talk at the 6th UK & Ireland Exposure Science meeting, titled "Inhalable microplastics: a new cause for concern? "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 7th Innovation Academy Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in the 7th Innovation Academy Symposium and gave a talk titled "Air Pollution and Public Health: emerging hazards and improved understanding of risk" in Dec 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 8th Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress PC VIII. Keynote lecture to Symposium on Environmental Causes of Chronic Diseases Studied in International Cohorts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote lecture to international science congress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A preliminary study on microplastic emissions from an industrial composting facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Stephanie Wright and Pippa Douglas will be presenting results of a preliminary study on microplastic emissions from an industrial composting facility to the organization Chartered Institution of Wastes Management on the 27th of Feb 2019. The CIWM provided funding to conduct this research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A presentation by SAHSU Staff at the GEOMED 2017 (International conference on spatial statistics) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Daniela Fecht and other members of SAHSU such as Kevin Garwood presented 'Mining big data for environmental epidemiological analysis: A pilot' presentation at the September 2017 GEOMED conference, in Portugal. This was a key chance for SAHSU team to showcase the research which is funded by the MRC PHE Centre, and highlight the huge benefits that such mining of big data can result in. This presentation was an opportunity to connect and to communicate the importance of aspects of Epidemiology such as statistical analysis of a population. This had a potentially wide impact and was a positive force of reinforcing the value of SAHSU in the academic global community at large. This presentation also communicated the risks to health from environmental pollutants, and has enlightened many with regards to the effects such have on ones well-being.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.i3s.up.pt/geomed2017/index.html
 
Description A spatial and temporal analysis of type 2 opt-outs in NHS data. PHE Public Health Research and Science Conference, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Abstract There is growing concerns within the research community about the potential impact of opt-outs on study findings. To complement a preliminary analysis conducted by NHS Digital in January 2017 to identify potential differences in type 2 opt-out prevalence across age bands, gender and broad ethnicity groups, we conducted an analysis of temporal and spatial characteristics at the GP practice level of data on type 2 opt-outs released in open access at regular intervals by NHS Digital between April 2016 and December 2017. We show that i) the national prevalence of type 2 opt-outs has steadily increased from 2.17% to 2.35% over the 21 months of our study period; ii) there are striking differences in the geographical distribution, with clusters of GP practices with high opt-out prevalence. For example, the prevalence of type 2 opt-outs in the Camden borough (North London) was 9.06%, compared to 1.04% in the nearby borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Central London); based on the 2015 Index of Deprivation at census small-area level, the prevalence of opt-outs tends to be lower in the most deprived areas compared to the most affluent areas. We believe that this analysis provides important insights into the characteristics of opt-outs, ahead of the launch of the new National Data Optout Programme. Further work in collaboration with Public Health England is ongoing to quantify the impact of opt-outs on epidemiology research outcomes. Funding The Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) is part of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, which is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC, G0801056) and Public Health England (PHE). Part of this work is supported by FP's Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Science (204535/Z/16/Z). The auhotrs also acknowledge support from the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards (HPRU-2012-10141).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A talk at 3rd Early Career Researchers Conference on Environmental Epidemiology 'Using small area data for environmental epidemiology studies: what, why and how?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk at 3rd Early Career Researchers Conference on Environmental Epidemiology 'Using small area data for environmental epidemiology studies: what, why and how?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A vision for zero plastic waste 
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 A joint event by UK Research and Innovation and Policy Connect to launch the project: A vision for zero plastic waste
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A. Hansell & D. Fecht 2015 paper from Environmental Pollution mentioned in the Guardian in an article. 
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 Anna Hansell & Daniela Fecht have had their 2015 paper from Environmental Pollution mentioned in this September's Guardian in an article entitled "The Black Lives Matter protesters were right: air pollution is a race issue".
"Moreover, there is plenty of evidence that black people and ethnic minorities are much more likely to be affected by bad air. Research first by the UK government, and recently by Imperial College London and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands have shown that the average person identifying as black or black-British African in the UK is exposed to much higher levels of pollutants than the average urban white person."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/news/associations-between-air-pollution-and-socioeconomic-charac...
 
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 Academic CV Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Help to get on the shortlist with a professional, targeted & well written CV. All the dos & don'ts! Bring along your CV.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/events/archive/2016-10
 
Description Academic Health Sciences Centre Seminar Series 2020 on "Challenging the Myths and Misconceptions of Radiation" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar as part of Imperial College AHSC lunchtime research seminar series with mixed audience of academics, clinicians, students and media correspondents. Seminar presented some results from the COSMOS mobile phone use and health project and the SCAMP study of adolescents and cognitive development project. There was a lot of questions during the networking session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Academy of Medical Sciences & Association of Physicians Symposium on Multimorbidity - A Global Health Research Priority, Glasgow, March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited oral keynote lecture on Multimorbidity - A Medical Research Council Perspective. Part of engagement with stakeholders to promote Multimorbidity as a strategic research priority at a national level. Related to Chairmanship of MRC Population and Systems Medicine Board and one of the senior academic leads for the Multimorbidity research stream.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Acute myocardial infarction hospital admissions and deaths in England: a national follow-back and follow-forward record-linkage study - publication press release and media mentions 
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 A paper by Ezzati, Elliott, and others entitled "Acute myocardial infarction hospital admissions and deaths in England: a national follow-back and follow-forward record-linkage study" was published in The Lancet Public Health in March 2017. The study utilised routine health data from the substantial holdings of the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit, and suggested that doctors could be missing warning signs of heart attacks in up to one in six fatal cases. The research was featured in many news outlets, including the BBC Website, the Daily Telegraph, the Sun and the Daily Mail.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/177862/warning-signs-might-have-been-missed/
 
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 Pollution Exposed: Why You Might Be Breathing In Tire Waste 
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, Analytical and Environmental Sciences, comments on claims that tyre waste is polluting the air.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/air-pollution-cars-tire-waste_us_5a6896e3e4b0dc592a0e6f8e?guc...
 
Description Air Quality & Health Workshop - Vancouver 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in the "Air Quality & Health Workshop" in Vancouver and gave a talk titled "London congestion charge and low emission zone" in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Air Quality - Annual FIA Region Event in Naples 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Senior Executives from automobile clubs/associations from all Europe, Middle Esat and Africa come together to discuss priorities on Air Quality. This year there will representatives from 36million car users
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Air Quality Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly invite you to a roundtable on air quality the aim of the meeting will be to explore the key scientific and analytical challenges in improving air quality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Air pollution causes jump in dementia risk, study suggests (Web) 
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, told the Guardian about the study of Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/18/air-pollution-causes-jump-in-dementia-risk-study...
 
Description Air pollution linked to greater risk of mouth cancer 
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 was interviewed for an article in The Guardian titled, "Air pollution linked to greater risk of mouth cancer".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/09/air-pollution-linked-to-greater-risk-of-mouth-ca...
 
Description Alzheimer's Society Round Table discussion on Air pollution and Dementia - invited participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invitation to contribute to round table discussion which aimed to debate the current scientific evidence with a view to informing the Society's position on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anna Hansell commenting on research from colleagues in Sweden on health effects of noise 
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 Centre member Anna Hansell commenting on research from colleagues in Sweden on health effects of noise in a Mirror article titled "Living near a busy road or airport can give you a pot belly claims scientists in Sweden" (26th May 2015).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/living-near-busy-road-airport-5762462#ICID=s...
 
Description Anna Hansell featured in the MailOnline on the health effects of noise 
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 Centre member Anna Hansell was featured in an online article on the Daily Mail's website titled " Do you need to go on a NOISE diet? Too much sound is linked to weight gain, high blood pressure and many other problems"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3106337/Do-need-noise-diet-noise-linked-weight-gain-high-b...
 
Description Asthma UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated at Asthma UK Conference and gave a talk titled "Curing and preventing asthma; where do we go next?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 News Report:Pollution linked to 'stunted lung capacity' in London schoolchildren 
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 A study led by Queen Mary University of London, King's College London and the University of Edinburgh shows that despite air quality improvements in London, children exposed to diesel dominated air pollution in London are showing poor lung capacity, putting them at risk of lifelong breathing discorders.
Professor Frank Kelly and Dr Ian Mudway led the work undertaken by King's College London.
The research was published in the Lancet Public Health, titled 'Impact of London's low emission zone on air quality and children's respiratory health: a sequential annual cross-sectional study'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46191556
 
Description BBC Panorama 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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly participated in a BBC Panorama programme titled "The VW Emissions Scandal".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06q6nh2/panorama-the-vw-emissions-scandal
 
Description BBC Radio - Wellcome Trust Collection: Air Pollution and Health 
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 Frank Kelly to talk about Air Pollution and Health interview with BBC World Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wellcomecollection.org/whats-on
 
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 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 BBC and Guardian media coverage of Centre's study on life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in 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 International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A paper by Centre Investigator Majid Ezzati has been published today in the Lancet, entitled "The future of life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales: Bayesian spatiotemporal forecasting". The paper also involves colleagues from the Small Area Health Statistics Unit, and is a study on life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales to 2030. The results show that men are narrowing the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy in England and Wales. Although life expectancy is improving for both sexes, it comes at the cost of widening inequalities between deprived and affluent areas.

The study received extensive media coverage, on the BBC and Guardian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://environment-health.ac.uk/news/centre-study-life-expectancy-and-life-expectancy-inequalities-e...
 
Description BRIGHTON SCIENCE FESTIVAL, 15th - 29th February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Stephanie Wright, Centre Early Career Research Fellow at King's, in collaboration with ONCA (Centre for Ecology and Arts). Dr Wright, took part in the Brighton Science Festival in February 2016, organising workshops, a film screening and a beach clean, and highlighting her current research on microplastics. 'ONCA's mission it to inspire creativity and positive action in the face of environmental change. The ONCA Gallery is a key hub for arts/ecology discourse. We curate and host exhibitions, performances, outreach and events that ask questions, tell stories and initiate conversations about environmental and social change.'
Activities:
Workshop 1 (Wed pm): Plastic to Plankton with Artist Nick Sayers
o Audience: Families;
o Activities: people made plankton out of plastic straws;
o Groups were informed about the issue of plastic litter in the sea, its breakdown to microscopic pieces (microplastics), about microplastics entering the food chain and impacting the health of ecologically important species;
o >20 people.

Workshop 2 (Fri pm): De-plastic your life with Project Developer and Fundraiser Carrina Gaffney
o Audience families/young adults;
o Activities: Washing you face with plastic - highlighting microplastics in cosmetics; highlighting the environmental and human health issues of microplastics with examples and handheld microscope; DIY exfoliating, plastic-free cosmetics;
o >50 people.

Evening talk + film screening + live Q & A link up to a Plastics Expedition in the Caribbean (Pangaea Explore) (Fri pm)
o Audience: adults;
o Talk about my research (past and present);
o 20 people.

Citizen Science Beach Clean (Sat pm)
o Families/young adults;
o Activities: Organised beach clean (following transects); cataloguing the litter back in the gallery; saving 'treasure' for an art workshop (Sun);
o 30 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/public-engagement-activities
 
Description Best Brains Exchange - Canadian Institute of Health Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly give a talk about Inhalable microplastics: a new cause for concern?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Bloomberg meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave a presentation at a meeting with representatives from Bloomberg titled "Air Pollution and Public Health: emerging hazards and improved understanding of risk" in May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brentford Air Quality Public Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a presentation titled "Air Quality & Health" at the Brentford Air Quality public meeting, Feb 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brighton Science Festival (2016) in collaboration with ONCA (Centre for Ecology and Arts) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Stephanie Wright (Centre Early Career Fellow) collaborated with ONCA (Centre for Ecology and Arts) at the Brighton Science Festival Feb 2016, curating and hosting exhibitions, performances, outreach and Q&As about environmental and social change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description British Cardiac Society Annual Conference 2019, BHF Bench to Bedside: Towards New Treatments and Biomarkers Scientific Session on Exploiting the Metabolome in Cardiovascular Disease 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited oral presentation focusing on "Bench to Bedside" clinical practice and the potential contribution of exploiting metabolomics data analysis for research into CVD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description British Thoracic Society Winter meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in the British Thoracic Society Winter 2017 meeting and gave a talk titled "Air Pollution - the lungs and beyond" in Dec 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description British Toxicological Society Congress 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated British Toxicological Society Congress 2018 and gave a talk titled "Air Pollution and Public health: emerging hazards and improved understanding of risk "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Burden of disease for chronic low-level Carbon Monoxide poisoning in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We estimated childhood population exposure to traffic-related NOx and NO2 at the smallest census tract level in Bradford using three validated exposure assessment methods: two novel full-chain models linking transport, two different emission models and air dispersion models and one land-use regression (LUR) model, which was developed as part of ESCAPE and which also provided estimates for other pollutants including PM2.5, PM10 and black carbon. We extracted national and local childhood asthma incidence rates and used meta-analytic exposure-response functions. We calculated the relative risk and population attributable fraction of childhood asthma attributable to each pollutant. We estimated asthma cases attributable to each pollutant and exposure combination.
Results:
Depending on the exposure assessment method used and the pollutant studied, the estimated TRAP-attributable asthma cases varied between 279 and 687 annually, representing between 15% to 38% of all asthma cases in the city. The health impacts estimated were sensitive to the exposure assessment method used, the pollutant selected in the analysis but, differently from the initial hypothesis, not to the vehicle emission factors used in the full-chain models.
Conclusion:
TRAP is estimated to cause a large, but preventable, childhood asthma burden. This study is the first study undertaking full-chain health impact assessment that considers the full-chain from source, through exposure pathway to outcome. The study also adds to the scarce literature exploring the impacts of different exposure assessments on the estimated burden of disease.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CHE Webinar: Microplastics: An Emerging Threat to Global Ecology and Public Health 
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 CHE Webinar from The Effects of Plastics on Health Series: Microplastics: An Emerging Threat to Global Ecology and Public Health. Dr. Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor in Ecology at the University of Toronto, discusses the state of science relevant to the sources, contamination, and impacts of microplastics, focusing most on how microplastics impact wildlife. Dr. Stephanie Wright, UKRI Rutherford Fellow in the Medical Research Council-Public Health England (MRC-PHE) Centre for Environment and Health (CEH), King's College London (KCL) and MRC Toxicology Unit, discusses the potential pathways of microplastic exposure for humans, their potential kinetics following exposure, and what the consequential health effects of microplastic exposure might be. January 30, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-PQU72Twxk
 
Description CNBC Interview on air pollution and microplastics 
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 on CNBC TV as part of the special week's coverage on the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/20/need-more-investment-in-renewable-plastics-expert-says.html
 
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 Centre Member Heather Walton on London's air quality in Vice magazine 
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 Dr Heather Walton was featured in Vice article titled ""London Smog: Just How Bad Is the Air in the UK Capital?" in June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.vice.com/read/london-this-is-whats-actually-in-your-deadly-air-928
 
Description Centre publication led to media coverage Guardian, Telegraph, and results reviewed by NHS Choise 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The publication of a Centre paper in the European Heart Journal* linking road traffic noise to deaths and increased strokes led to international media coverage in the Guardian ("Noisy roads linked to higher stroke risk", 24th June 2015) (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/24/noisy-roads-linked-to-higher-stroke-risk?CMP=share_btn_tw) and the Telegraphe (Living near a noisy road raises risk of early death, warn UK scientists", 24th June 2015) (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/11694258/Living-near-a-noisy-road-raises-risk-of-early-death-warn-UK-scientists.html).

The study was also featured on NHS Choices - Heath News titled "Elderly living near noisy roads have 'increased stroke risk'. (http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/06June/Pages/Elderly-Londoners-living-in-noisy-areas-have-increased-stroke-risk.aspx)

* Jaana I. Halonen, Anna L. Hansell, John Gulliver, David Morley, Marta Blangiardo, Daniela Fecht, Mireille B. Toledano, Sean D. Beevers, H. Ross Anderson4, Frank J. Kelly, and Cathryn Tonne. Road traffic noise is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and all-cause mortality in London. European Heart Journal. DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv216
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/06June/Pages/Elderly-Londoners-living-in-noisy-areas-have-increased-stro...
 
Description China Megacity Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated at the China Megacity Meeting and gave a talk titled "Effects of Air pollution on Cardiopulmonary disease in urban and peri-urban residents in Beijing (AIRLESS)"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chinese Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee and Chinese Delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Requested a meeting with Chinese Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee and Chinese Delegation and gave a talk titled "London's AIR pollution STORY: from pea soup smog's to an ultra low emission CITY"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CityX - The Future Cities Expo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated at CityX Forum and gave a talk titled "Clear air - a prerequisite for healthy cities and healthy citizens "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Clean Air Research and Innovation Roundtable meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly partecipate at the Clean Air Research and Innovation Roundtable meeting to identify the types of research, innovation and technology development that could potentially deliver a step change forward within these research areas and improve future capability; and to understand current strategies and activities being undertaken by stakeholders to tackle air quality issues on longer timescales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CleanAirTech Immersion Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participate CleanAirTech Immersion Day and gave a talk titled "Air Quality and Health: the need for action"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Client Earth - Clean Air panel event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in a Client Earth Clean Air panel event and gave a talk titled "The impact of air pollution on human health" in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Investigator meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited participation and presentation to the CHARGE consortium annual investigators meeting on "An update on UK Biobank" Annual forum for reporting of research results in molecular epidemiology attended by many leading researchers in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Camden People's Theatre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In an urgent new production by Camden People's Theatre in collaboration with King's College Lung Biology Group and students from Westminster Kingsway College, the critical condition and consequences of London's dirty air are explored onstage as the headliner of CPT's Shoot the Breeze festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/article/Camden-Peoples-Theatre-Presents-FOG-EVERYWHERE-201...
 
Description Community Advisory Board meetings 
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 The Community Advisory Board (CAB) seeks to bridge the gap between the Centre and its stakeholder community. The CAB provides a permanent consultation forum for the exchange of opinions and ideas. CAB members will meet 2-3 times per year, and provide comment and feedback on the Centre's research strategy and programmes, input ideas, and provide opinion on ethical issues.

Centre members from King's College London and St George's University of London joined scientists from the NIHR Health Environment Research Unit (HPRU_ and Asthma UK to answer questions from the public on air pollution. The public were invited to submit questions by email and twitter, and the panel provided answers which have been published on the website. The Q&A has been publicised by Sense About Science through its website and social media. The Q&A was a result of the last CAB meeting where Mudway presented. Emily Jesper, the Sense About Science representative on the panel, thought many of the insights were not well known, and organised the Q&A as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://askforevidence.org/articles/air-pollution-qa
 
Description Conference on Air pollution and its impact on health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was invited in Paris to participate at the "Air pollution and its impact on health" debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2018
 
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 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 Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed on a BBC News article titled "How much diesel pollution am i breathing in?" 4th March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35717927
 
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 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 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 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 New Scientist article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Kelly contributed to an article on air pollution and health titled "Pollution nanoparticles may enter your blood and cause disease" in New Scientist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128923-pollution-nanoparticles-may-enter-your-blood-and-cause-...
 
Description Contributed to a BBC Inside Out South East 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 Kelly contributed to a BBC Inside Out South East programme looking at the impact of air pollution at the Dartford Crossing on the health of people living nearby.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08h4kx7
 
Description Contributed to a 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 Kelly was interviewed for a BBC News article titled "Monkeys? Humans? The ethics of testing diesel fumes".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42872983
 
Description Contributed to a BBC World New 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 was interviewed for a BBC World News article titled "German shock at car exhaust tests on humans and monkeys".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42858668
 
Description Contributed to an article in BBC News Science and Environment 
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 was interviewed for a BBC News Science and Environment article titled "Scrutiny over wood and coal fires in UK homes".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42873645
 
Description Contributed to an article in the Evening Standard 
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 was interviewed by the Evening Standard for an article titled "London's low-emission bus zones hailed for 'improving toxic air levels overnight".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/londons-lowemission-bus-zones-praised-for-leading-to-overnigh...
 
Description Contributed to an 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 was quoted in an article in the Evening Standard titled "The European cities leading the way in car-free living in a bid to tackle toxic air pollution".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/media/european-cities-leading-way-car-free-living-bid-tackle-toxic-air-p...
 
Description Contributed to an article in the Huffington Post 
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 was interviewed by The Huffington Post for an article titled "Air Pollution Exposed: Why You Might Be Breathing In Tire Waste".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/media/air-pollution-exposed-why-you-might-be-breathing-tire-waste
 
Description Contributed to an article in the Independent 
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 was interviewed for an article in the Independent titled "Radical solutions to the air pollution crisis from around the world".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/air-pollution-solutions-crisis-radical-world-london-uk-beij...
 
Description Contributed to an article in the Independent 
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 the Independent on air pollution titled "Deadly air pollution can get into the bloodstream, 'smoking gun' study suggests".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/air-pollution-enter-bloodstream-deadly-smoking-gun-study-e...
 
Description Contributed to an article in the 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 Kelly contributed to an article in the Times that reports on a study undertaken by Scientists at Harvard University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/safe-level-of-air-pollution-kills-thousands-every-year-2xpj9rz9v
 
Description Contributed to an episode of "Trust me I'm a Doctor" for BBC Two 
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 Kelly contributed to an episode of "Trust me I'm a Doctor" for BBC Two titled "Should I worry about air pollution?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3mXHDs31VgMfhdlhDngnBdN/should-i-worry-about-air-pollution
 
Description Contributed to article for BBC News Online 
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 Contributed to BBC News Online article titled "Amazing views and dirty air in French Alps".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39115829
 
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 New Scientist 
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 is quoted in an article about pollution in European cities in New Scientist titled "Paris says 'non' to diesel in anti-pollution push".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26678-paris-says-non-to-diesel-in-anti-pollution-push/#.VIgXN...
 
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 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 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 Independent 
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 titled "Air pollution, our new public health scandal, and what the Government could do to tackle it", published in the Independent.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/air-pollutionair-pollution-cars-nitrogen-dioxide-poison-fum...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Independent 
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 contributed to an article in the Independent titled "Labour's drive towards diesel cars causing 'massive public health problem,' admits shadow Environment Minister".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/motoring-news/labours-drive-towards-diesel-cars-cau...
 
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 Contribution to BBC Inside Health 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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC Radio 4 Inside Health programme on pollution in the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06d2lzw
 
Description Contribution to ITV Tonight 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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly appeared on ITV Tonight programme that investigated why level of pollution are so high and what's being done to protect the nation's health from the air we breathe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.itv.com/news/2015-05-19/tonight-the-air-we-breathe/
 
Description Contribution to Mail Online article 
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 Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the MailOnline titled "How diesel fumes give city dwellers old people's skin: Particles from engines make skin come out in blotches".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3158686/How-diesel-fumes-city-dwellers-old-people-s-skin-P...
 
Description Contribution to MailOnline article 
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 Professor Frank Kelly contributed comments to a MailOnline article titled "Should you only use the back rings of your cooker? The clever tricks experts say can save you from toxic air pollution".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3300905/Should-use-rings-cooker-clever-tricks-experts-say-...
 
Description Contribution to a BBC News article 
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 Professor Frank Kelly and Drs Gary Fuller and Ian Mudway contributed to a BBC News article titled "The health Implications of the diesel scandal".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34411366
 
Description Contribution to article in New Scientist online 
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 New Scientist online titled "London's low-emission zone fails to improve air quality".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730363-900-londons-low-emission-zone-fails-to-improve-air-q...
 
Description Contribution to article in The Observer 
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 Professor Frank Kelly contributed comments related to air poullution in London to an article in The Observer titled "Sadiq Khan: You make sure you can defend yourself".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/nov/08/sadiq-khan-london-mayor-fight-defend-yourself
 
Description Contribution to article in the Evening Standard 
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 Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Evening Standard titled "Do pollution masks really work? How cyclists are trying to filter out the filth".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contribution to article in the Evening Standard 
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 Interview about London air pollution levels in the Evening Standard.
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 Contribution to article in the Guardian 
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 Professor Frank Kelly and Dr Ian Mudway contribute to an article in the Guardian titled "All choked up: did Britain's dirty air make me dangerously ill?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jun/20/britain-london-pollution-air-quality-health
 
Description Contribution to article in the Sunday Times 
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 Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Sunday Times titled "3,000 schools face threat of toxic diesel".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Health/article1618132.ece
 
Description Creative quarter event Nov 2017 - Susan Hodgson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Susan Hodgson and colleagues demonstrated her research on greenspace to school groups visiting Imperial and its surroundings as part of the creative quarter event. It was a chance to showcase research into how greenspaces might affect our health, and prompt people to think about their own green surrounds, and how they use these.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/administration/outreach/eventssummary/...
 
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 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 Daily Mail News report - Bacteria could be making China's smog worse - Professor Frank Kelly reports on air quality in China 
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 Bacteria could be making China's smog worse: Microorganisms that may be harmful to human health are multiplying and thickening Beijing's pollution haze, experts warn. Microorganisms changed as the smog got worse with some species becoming less common while others become more plentiful. Professor Kelly reports this is the first time we have seen this information, but was not involved in the study.

The Study involved Professor Yao from Beijing University wanting to understand how bacteria within smog would interact with each other, which followed from a study in 2016 that found clumps of bacteria were common during severe hazes in the skies above Beijing. The team collected samples from the air during four differet types of smog episodes ranging from low to high in 2017 and 2018 and examined bacteria. They found larger amounts of bacteria when the haze was worse but that up to 70% of the microorganisms could survive and multiply in the lab.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6589811/Bacteria-making-Chinas-smog-worse.html
 
Description Dementia threat soars in areas hit by pollution 
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 said that while results were not conclusive "it is increasingly appreciated that the impacts of air pollution on health are seen far beyond the lungs".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Department of Health Science Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in a Department of Health Science Seminar and gave a talk titled "Air Pollution and Public Health: emerging hazards and improved understanding of risk" in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Descriptive Epidemiology of Hospital Admissions due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in England, between 2008 and 2015. Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE 2018), 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE 2018), Ottawa, Canada. August 26-30. Descriptive Epidemiology of Hospital Admissions due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in England, between 2008 and 2015. Roca-Barceló, A., Ghosh, R.E., Close, R., Crabbe, H., Garwood, K., Fletcher, T., Leonardi G., Hansell, A.L. & Piel, F.B.
Background Data on carbon monoxide poisoning (COp) for England and other high-income countries are relatively limited. We aimed to provide updated data on hospital admissions for intentional, accidental non-fire related (ANFR), and unknown causes of COp in England (2008-2015).Methods Hospital admissions for England with a primary diagnosis of COp were collected. Rates per 100,000 inhabitants were estimated by age group, sex, calendar-year and ethnicity, using population estimates for England, and used to analyse temporal trends with log-linear models. Changes are shown as Annual Percent Change (APC). Deprivation, defined as quintiles of the Carstairs index, and seasonal patterns were also investigated. Results Overall, we identified 3,686 COp hospital admissions (58% accidental of which 89% were ANFR; 35% intentional, and 6% of unknown cause), corresponding to an average of 460 COp admissions/year. Preliminary results show a significant decrease in the number of intentional COp admissions in both men (APC: -9.63%, p<0.05) and women (APC: -8.03%, p<0.05) over the 8 year period; ANFR COp admissions decreased significantly only in women (APC: -6.35%). The largest proportions of ANFR COp cases occurred during the winter months (males: 30.8%; females: 35.5%), among the most deprived (~28%, both genders) and in patients over 80yrs (men: 1.59 OR; women: 1.38 OR). Intentional COp was most common among men aged 30-60yrs and showed no seasonal pattern. Higher rates of ANFR and intentional COp were found in black/black British and white/white British, respectively. Conclusions Nationally, this study shows a significant decrease over the study period in hospital admissions for intentional COp in both genders, and for ANFR COp in women. We found demographic differences, with a greater proportion of hospital admissions for ANFR COp in women, the over 80 year olds, black/black British and highly deprived groups. The reasons for these changes are being investigated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Dr Gary Fuller, quoted in Huffington Post 15th Nov 2016 re air pollution in London 
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 Dr. Gary Fuller, Senior Lecturer in Air Quality Measurement, Department of Analytical & Environmental Sciences, King's College London has been quoted in Huffpost Lifestyle, 15th November 2016 regarding air pollution in central London.

The closure to traffic to switch on the Christmas lights on Sunday 13th November in Oxford Street, London was a great chance to demonstrate the difference in air quality - and in particular levels of deadly nitrogen dioxide. Coming just days after Client Earth won a High Court ruling that the UK government is not doing enough to tackle air pollution, this was timely.

Scientists at King's College had measured the air pollution levels every Sunday in September and October and taken an average. They then compared it with the NO2 levels when the road was closed to traffic for the switch on. And the results were undeniable.

Dr Gary Fuller from the King's College team said "Clearly Sunday's closure of Oxford Street led to a big improvement in air pollution for the shoppers," but he added that the levels did not reach zero: "There was still traffic on the surrounding roads. This shows that solving London's air pollution hotspots requires action over a wide area."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/joe-irvin/light-bulb-moment-on-oxfo_b_12909918.html
 
Description Dr Mireille Toledano featured in Telegraph (Jan 2016) 
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 Dr Mireille Toledano featured in an online article titled "Is there a place on your body that you shouldn't put your phone?" on www.independent.co.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/is-there-a-place-on-your-body-t...
 
Description Dr Toledano responding to a Telegraph article on "brain cancer linked to mobile phone usage" for Sense about Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Mireille Toledano was asked by Sense about Science to respond to a Telegraph article on mobile phone usage titled "Brain cancer linked to mobile phone usage". The study the article referred to in fact did not investigate children's mobile phone use and was too small to draw any reliable conclusions. Dr Toledano further explained that there is no evidence to date to substantiate the link between mobile phone use and brain cancer in children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.senseaboutscience.org/for_the_record.php/184/quotbrain-cancer-linked-to-mobile-phone-usag...
 
Description Dr. Anna Hansell, presentation at Public Health of England (PHE) Annual UK Review Meeting 26TH September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 2016 Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research in the UK on 26th September 2016. The meeting is being organised by Public Health England. The main objectives of the meeting are to facilitate the exchange of information between UK research groups and between researchers and those involved in policy and regulatory development, to disseminate the results of projects on air pollution and health funded by the NIHR and other research councils and government departments and to interact with leading international research groups.

Dr. Anna Hansell gave (and received a framed certificate for) her presentation at the 2016 Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research in Solihull entitled: "Air pollution and health - developments and challenges in research"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.phe-events.org.uk/hpa/frontend/reg/tOtherPage.csp?pageID=239728&ef_sel_menu=2230&eventID...
 
Description Drowning in plastic with Liz Bonnin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Science and wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin examines one of the biggest environmental threats facing the modern world. As science reveals the full extent of the ocean plastic crisis, she investigates the obstacles that must be overcome as a matter of urgency to solve it.

The reaction to the plastic crisis by the British public has been remarkable. But as a consumer Liz wants to explore what needs to be done to turn off the plastic tap at the source. Why is only 11% of plastic recycled globally? Why are billions of dollars still being invested in new plastic factories around the world? How does plastic in our food web affect human health?

Liz gathers a panel of experts to explore these and other issues with an aim to shed light on how we can all play a part in stopping the plastic tide. On the panel are:

Professor Richard Thompson, Director of the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth, whose work on marine plastics has led him to consult with G7 nations on the monitoring of marine litter and has informed new legislation by the UK government on the use of microplastics in cosmetics.

Dr Stephanie Wright from King's College London, whose research focuses on the impact of microplastics, from atmospheric and food sources, to human health.

David Newman, founder of Bio Based and Biodegradable Industries Association UK, who has 20 years of experience in the waste management sector, has collaborated with the UN's Environmental Assembly and is working to develop innovative materials for the UK market.

Sian Sutherland, entrepreneur and co-founder of A Plastic Planet, a social impact non-profit organisation working with global brands, retailers, educators, legislators and governments to reduce the use of plastic packaging in food and drink.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Dyson Industries, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participate in the Dyson Industries, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. and gave a talk titled "How do we quantify health impacts and set appropriate standards? "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dyson Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in a Dyson Wellbeing Conference and gave a talk titled "Air pollution: an introduction to the problem "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ECETOC / CEFIC LRI Human Health and Exposure Science Review & Scoping Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk 'Microplastics and Particle Toxicology' at ECETOC/Cefic LRI 2019 Human Health & Exposure Science Progress Review & Scoping Meeting (Jan 30th-31st 2109). ECETOC provides a collaborative space for top scientists from industry, academia and governments to develop and promote practical, trusted and sustainable solutions to scientific challenges which are valuable to industry, as well as to the regulatory community and society in general.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ERS International Congress 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly give a presentation of "Linking ambient particulate matter pollution effects with oxidative biology and immune responses" at the ERS International Congress 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Emergency department attendances of patients eventually admitted to hospital with Carbon Monoxide poisoning. PHE Public Health Research and Science Conference, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PHE Public Health Research and Science Conference,
Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning is often misdiagnosed; however, certain symptom patterns and repeated attendances may eventually lead to diagnosis of CO poisoning. This study aimed to evaluate potentially misdiagnosed cases based on symptom patterns at Emergency Departments (EDs) in those who were subsequently admitted to hospital with CO poisoning in England.Methods We defined cases as people admitted to hospital for an accidental non-fire related CO poisoning -i.e. codes T58+X47, excluding X00-X09, T20-T32, Y26 (ICD-10)-in England (2008-2015). Cases were extracted from the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Admitted Patient Care dataset and retrospectively linked using a unique personal identifier to their EDs reports-i.e.HES Accident and Emergency reports-of the previous 12 months. EDs diagnoses were examined to identify those compatible with a CO poisoning diagnosis and will then be compared with those from patients with other causes of hospital admission to establish diagnostic patterns indicative of misdiagnosis.Results Our preliminary analysis shows that overall 1,958 patients were in hospital for accidental CO poisoning in England from 2008 to 2016 (245 cases/year). 34% of patients (n=671) had at least one attendance to ED during the previous 12 months. After excluding ED reports with missing diagnosis, admissions for respiratory and cardiac conditions, all acknowledged as symptoms associated to CO poisoning, were found in 8% and 4% of the ED report. Further analyses comparing these results with those from patients with other causes of hospital admission are in progress. Conclusions This will be the first study describing common diagnosis patterns at EDs in patients subsequently admitted to hospital for CO poisoning in England. Results will help determine if it might be possible to detect such cases earlier and inform interventions. Funding National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit(NIHR-HPRU) in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards at King's College London, partnership with Public Health England(PHE).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Environment Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participate at the Environment Trust Conference and gave a talk titled "Air Quality and Health"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Finnish Science 100 Symposium, Imperial College London, 4 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bringing together UK and Finnish scientists and other international collaborators. Chair of scientific session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Fred Piel and PhD Student Olivia Murrin contribute article to Cystic Fibrosis Trust website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Fred Piel and Olivia Murrin contributed an article to the news section of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust website about the research in Olivia's PhD project, looking to unravel the links between cystic fibrosis (CF) and the environment, and what affect this work could have on the lives of people with the condition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/news/environment-and-cf
 
Description French Embassy in the UK and the King's College London Research and Innovation Joint Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mechanisms of particulate matter (PM) toxicity
Professsor Frank J Kelly
Environmental Research Group, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Franklin-Wilkin Building, King's College London, SE1 9NH, UK
E-mail contact: frank.kelly@kcl.ac.uk
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 01/07/2019)
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 GIS Short Course for Public Health 
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 Researchers from Public Health England along with many postdocs attended this short course. Following its success, another short course the Centre will run another short course next year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://environment-health.ac.uk/events/archive/2015-07
 
Description GIS for Public Health Short Course, Imperial College July 10 - 14th of 2017. 
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 This specialist workshop on GIS for Public Health offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. You will learn how to use GIS to prepare and analyse data for studies of environment and health, use GIS to assess exposures to environmental pollution, and explore and analyse patterns and spread of disease.
Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for linking geographical and health data for epidemiological studies and health risk assessment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sahsu.org/events/gis-public-health-short-course
 
Description Global Clean Air Summit - Poland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in the Global Clean Air Summit in Poland and gave a talk titled "Mechanisms of PM Toxicity and the role of PAHs" in Nov 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Global Health Short Course 
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 This exciting and interactive course aims to give you the opportunity to broaden your understanding and knowledge of global health issues, alongside a more thorough understanding of the wider determinants of health. The focus is on introducing and updating the current status of the major tropical diseases and infections (malaria, TB, HIV and parasitic diseases such as schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis). We will also cover non-communicable diseases and emerging global health issues such as mental health and conflict.

We provide a brief introduction to each of the major challenges in global health and debate how address them. The various expert lecturers each discuss the role of different governmental, academic and NGO players in their chosen field, and consider how health problems in developing countries contribute to global health which affects us all. Due to the fact that this course was open to an audience of huge range in terms of background and field, the scope for this course is monumental in terms of potential impact it has had.

The five day course consists of lectures, debates, discussions and small group work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.imperial.ac.uk/school-public-health/study/short-courses/global-health/
 
Description Global Sustainable Cities: Evaluating the Rise of Mega-Cities as Environmental Regulators in Abu Dhabi NYU Institute 
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 This conference will analyze innovative sustainability policies implemented in leading cities around the world and examine the opportunities - and potential drawbacks - to allowing global cities to playing an increasingly significant role in environmental regulation. The workshop will feature in-depth case studies of six mega-cities (Abu Dhabi, Berlin, London, New Delhi, New York, and Shanghai) in an attempt to find common features to cities' environmental initiatives. We plan to publish a book after the conference that will synthesize the lessons learned so that a broader audience could benefit from the insights gained during the discussion.
Some of the specific questions we plan to address at the conference include the following:
1. What are the key environmental challenges facing urban populations and what policy instruments are they developing to deal with these problems? How are cities balancing environmental goals against other economic development objectives?

2. To what extent are global cities helping to set the environmental agenda by enacting policies that are more protective than is required by national or international law?

3. What is the scope of cities' legal authority to pursue environmental reforms? What are the chief constraints upon municipal action and what are the rationales behind these constraints?

4. How effectively are cities regulating for environmental protection? Are they encountering significant technocratic difficulties? Are they adequately considering the impacts of their actions on other jurisdictions?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://nyuadi.secure.force.com/Events/NYUEventRegistration?event=VnH3PpBCyOZSH5oCgzI_2Bow_3D_3D
 
Description Green Party Group - Air Pollution event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in a Green Party Group Air Pollution event and gave a talk titled "Air Quality and Health" in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Grow a hedge, have your living room at the back, walk on the healthier side of the road: How you can protect your family from the perils of pollution street 
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 Daily Mail titled Grow a hedge, have your living room at the back, walk on the healthier side of the road: How you can protect your family from the perils of pollution street.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6599791/How-protect-family-perils-pollution-street.html
 
Description Guidance for investigating non-infectious disease clusters from potential environmental causes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This guidance for health professionals presents a step-by-step approach to the investigation of non-infectious disease clusters.

It describes a 3-stage investigation process comprising:

screening (assessing the need to investigate)
assessment (determining the plausibility of an environmental cause)
investigation of possible causative factors (epidemiological studies, for example)
It also covers:

best practice for reporting results and communicating risk
roles and responsibilities for cluster investigation team members
Published 1 March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/non-infectious-disease-clusters-investigation-guidelines
 
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 Health under the flight path - Nature Podcast 
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 Deputy Director of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), Dr Anna Hansell, appeared on Nature podcast, discussing how noise can affect health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/index-audiofile-2015-02-10.html
 
Description Heart & Lung Health Fest 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in the "Heart & Lung Health Fest 2017" in Vancouver and presented a talk titled "Following in David's footsteps: From London to Vancouver and back to London" in March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Helmholtz Center Munich - Scientific Evaluation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly participate in a scientific review panel for the scientifc evaluation of the Helmholtz Zentrum München in the Research Field Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was quoted in the Times of India, in relation to Delhi's pollution levels.
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 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 ICAO conference 
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 SAHSU team members attended the 2017 October ICAO conference, which gave an opportunity to communicate ideas and current research to fellow academics and impact a receptacle audience of general public and professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.icao.int/Meetings/anconf13/Pages/default.aspx
 
Description INDEPENDANT News Report 
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 Reporting in the Independent on the outcome of research conducted in the UK . The study by academics at Imperial College London revealed the life expectancy gap between the most affluent and most deprived sections of society increased from six years in 2001 to eight years in 2016 for women, and from nine to 10 years for men.Women in the most deprived communities in 2016 lived until an average 79 years old, compared with 87 years in the most affluent group, while for men, the life expectancy was 74 years among the poorest, compared with 84 years among the richest.Professor Majid Ezzati, senior author of the research from Imperial's School of Public Health, said: "Falling life expectancy in the poorest communities is a deeply worrying indicator of the state of our nation's health, and shows that we are leaving the most vulnerable out of the collective gain.

The findings, published in the journal Lancet Public Health, also reveals that the life expectancy of England's poorest women has fallen in the last seven years - having dropped by three months since 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/life-expectancy-poor-rich-poverty-death-health-lance...
 
Description ISEE 2017 Workshop for Methods in Small-area environmental Epidemiology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a symposium and workshop to communicate the ways in which Small area studies are able to analyse geographic variation of disease with respect to environmental, demographic, socioeconomic, and other risk factors. This is using often routinely collected health and population data, an introduction to how the methods SAHSU use can generate hypothesis about disease epidemiology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
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 Academic Health Sciences Centre & Whole Systems Integrated Care Workshop on Opportunities for Collaboration 
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 Workshop aim was to promote the potential of WSIC as a "beacon" for integrated healthcare records for patients in relation to its potential as a tool to support healthcare delivery and for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre Workshop on NHS Data, London, 5 October 2017 
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 Debate on potential for greater use of and access to NHS clinical data for future public health research and closer alignment of research to clinical needs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre seminar series 2018 - on Heart and Lung Health at Royal Brompton Hospital London, 19 February 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Audience included patients and lecture was followed with Q&A and interactive discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Imperial College London BHF Centre for Research Excellence and EPSRC Centre for Mathematics Precision & Healthcare Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited chair of plenary session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Imperial College NIHR BRC Digital Health workshop - chair of session on Maximising capabilities in digital health technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invitation to chair session to debate capacity building in digital health technologies to build on existing strengths and increase collaboration between academic researchers and clinicians and focus activities towards implementation of leading edge technologies with health applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Imperial Festival Exhibit - Are greener spaces healthier spaces? 
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 Led by Susan Hodgson, this exhibit created a wonderful oasis of green space in the festival to set the scene for our interactions, and over the two days more than 500 people stuck a leaf on our 'pathways tree' to indicate how they valued their local green space. This poll indicated that approximately 40% of adults valued this space to enjoy for clean air and quietness (versus as space for exercising, de-stressing or socialising), which likely reflects the recent news coverage of air pollution issues in London, and indicates that public opinion is in line with the Centre's focus. A large plasma screen showing the Treepedia website from MIT (http://senseable.mit.edu/treepedia) was a great way to get people talking about local green space provision, and inequalities in exposure, and people were very happy to sit on our park bench and peruse our 'True or False' game. Taking part in the festival was great fun, and very rewarding - SAHSU staff interacted with approximately 50 people per hour during the 11 hours of festival, so as with the afore mentioned exhibition on the environment SAHSU headed this event had a huge outreach and impact potential. This is due to the fact that the Imperial Festival is open to all, both academic and non, student staff or guest and therefore has a high public engagement factor. The environment is a key topic, and one in which many people showed interest with, providing an opportune moment for SAHSU staff to communicate some findings from latest research, and explain the fundamental reason why their work is current and vital in ongoing evaluation of such topic areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/imperial-festival-2017
 
Description Imperial Festival Exhibit: Centre generally 
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 This exhibit, organised by Liz Hayes and Ian Mudway, showcased several areas of research within the Cetnre. Centre staff constructed a range of activities designed to help people understand what small changes they can make to make a big change to their own health and the environment too. This included a spinning quiz wheel, and quizzed the public on air pollution and ways in which they could breathe cleaner air. There was a lot of interest into the Heathrow noise maps, and noise monitoring over the weekend with our hand-held sensors showed an average level of about 80 dB in the room, not an exposure level that we would recommend long-term. It was also a great chance to do some more outreach on exposomics, and discuss with people how we are trying to unravel the way in which the effects of the environment on health actually happen. Over the course of the weekend, the exhibit engaged with roughly 50 people per hour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/imperial-festival-2017
 
Description Imperial Fringe - Walking in the Air 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This Imperial Fringe event showcased research around the theme "walking in the air". The Centre quizzed people on their air pollution knowledge, prompted them to think about air pollution while Christmas shopping on Oxford street and got them to promise to make some positive changes to their lifestyle. The event was held at the same time as the IMperial children's christmas lecture so was attended by high school children, as well as members of hte general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcol