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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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 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 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 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 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 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 Academic/University
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 Public
Country Global
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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Childhood Asthma Project
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Felicity Wilde Charitable Trust 
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2019
 
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Community-led air quality assessment in London - social, health and environmental outcomes
Amount £7,500 (GBP)
Organisation ClientEarth 
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description Comparative evaluation of Spatio-Temporal Exposure Assessment Methods for estimating the health effects of air pollution (STEAM)
Amount £484,677 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N014464/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
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)
Amount £484,677 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N014464/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
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 Learned Society
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 £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-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-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 Learned Society
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 Private
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Effects of air pollution on cardiopulmonary disease in urban and peri-urban residents
Amount £490,215 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N007018/1 
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
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 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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description HPRU in Health impact of environmental hazards
Amount £1,191,697 (GBP)
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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
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
Amount £74,711 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P010687/1 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Imperial College Wellcome Trust Global Health Research Centre Seed award (PI Mireille Toledano based on pump-priming research)
Amount £16,000 (GBP)
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
Amount £237,130 (GBP)
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
Amount £5,853,426 (GBP)
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 
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2023
 
Description MRC Centre for Environment and Health
Amount £669,663 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S019669/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 05/2024
 
Description MRC PSMB Responsive Mode
Amount £905,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/P023673/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description MRC Skills Development Fellowships
Amount £570,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
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 £99,096 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P010830/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description NERC-MRC-CSO Improving Health with Environmental Data
Amount £96,810 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P010806/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2017
 
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 Academic/University
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
Amount £302,999 (GBP)
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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Amount £44,364 (GBP)
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 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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
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 Academic/University
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 
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 analysis and drafting of scientific papers and presentation of data
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in environmental exposure assessment
Impact ongoing collaboration
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 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 Public 
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 Academic/University 
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 Multiple 
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 In-vitro microplastic toxicity 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Toxicology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
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 Public 
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 Metabolic markers of cognitive change in the FINGER trial - ITMAT collaboration 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provide metabolomics analysis and interpretation of results for study samples and technical and epidemiological advice on data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in cognitive health outcomes and dementias and data from the FINGER trial
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2019
 
Description Metabolic markers of cognitive change in the FINGER trial - ITMAT collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Welfare
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provide metabolomics analysis and interpretation of results for study samples and technical and epidemiological advice on data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in cognitive health outcomes and dementias and data from the FINGER trial
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 Pulmonary microplastic exposure and uptake 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Toxicology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
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 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 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
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2012,2019
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 article titled "Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/parents-warned-over-taking-babies-outside-in-london-as-air-pol...
 
Description Contributed to Evening Standard article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed for an Evening Standard Article titled "Putney High Street breached air pollution limits 1,000 times this year".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/putney-high-street-breached-air-pollution-limits-1000-times-th...
 
Description Contributed to Mail Online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a Mail Online article titled "Enough to make you choke! First we were bribed to buy diesel cars. Now they want to tax us for doing so. One furious driver says the latest price hike is an outrage"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3632355/First-bribed-buy-diesel-cars-want-tax-us.html
 
Description Contributed to 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 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 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 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 Kelly contributed to an article in the Evening Standard titled "Killer pollution in city hits top 'black' alert level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/killer-pollution-in-city-hits-top-black-alert-level-a3160716.h...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Evening Standard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Evening Standard titled "Sadiq Khan plans new 'T charge' for polluting cars that spew toxic fumes.
New Mayor Mr Khan announces first major plan to clean up London's filthy air".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/sadiq-khan-plans-new-t-charge-for-vehicles-that-spew-toxic-fum...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Guardian titled "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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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/imperialcollege/eventssummary/event_12-10-2017-15-53-1...
 
Description Indoor Air Quality - Systematic Review Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participate at the Indoor Air Quality - Systematic Review Meeting and gave a talk titled "Improving IAQ, health & performance where people live, travel & work"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview for BBC World Service 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 An interview with Professor Kelly is included in a BBC World Service programme on "Electric Cars".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvpnz
 
Description Interview for Channel 4 Dispatches 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 interviewed for Channel 4 Dispatches programme titled "The great car con".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interviewed for BBC World News programme 
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 "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 Interviewed on BBC Today programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed on the BBC Today programme about a member of the public citing estimates by Professor Kelly that diesel engines could be responsible for a quarter of the 29,000 premature deaths in Britain attributed to air pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited keynote presentation to the ILSI North America Annual Meeting on "The exposome: Challenges and opportunities in the study of non-communicable diseases", Fairmont Bermuda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The primary focus of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) annual meeting was to explore new food safety and nutrition science and identify priority areas for making an effective and positive impact on public health. This multidisciplinary meeting was an opportunity for scientists and experts from all sectors to collaborate and share knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ilsi.org/event/2018-ilsi-annual-meeting/
 
Description Invited presentation to ISEE annual conference 2018 "Prenatal, early life and lifetime exposure to air pollution and childhood lung function and asthma: The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) Cohort Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited oral presentation to International Society of Environmental Epidemiology annual conference; one of the primary annual scientific conferences and forums for reporting and disseminating study results for epidemiologists internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/isesisee.2018.P03.1140
 
Description Invited presentation to the British Heart Foundation Centre for Research Excellence Annual Research Symposium 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give keynote lecture at BHF CRE annual symposium on "Future directions and opportunities in metabolomics."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Is hairspray really wrecking the planet? 
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 While people think of car exhausts, large factories and open fires when talking about air pollution, the biggest source of air pollution is actually household items such as shampoo and hairspray. Includes a quote from Professor Frank Kelly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description It's time for all of us to clear up 
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 comments revealed that we are now all breathing in microscopic particles of plastic, with no idea of what they may be doing to us..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6634065/Jeremy-Paxman-time-clear-dustbin-Britain.html
 
Description Joint meeting with Institute de Veille Sanitare (InVS) in Paris on environmental health public health surveillance of carbon monoxide 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Held a joint with Institute de Veille Sanitare (InVS) in Paris to discuss potential CO research and to compare approaches in environmental health public health surveillance of carbon monoxide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote MRC Lecture to the Society of Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, Baltimore, USA, March 12-16, 2017 
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 by Prof Paul Elliott to Society of Toxicology ToxExpo Annual Scientific Meeting. Featured as meeting highlight in the programme and open to all symposium and satellite symposium participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.toxicology.org/events/am/AM2017/program.asp#FeaturedSessions
 
Description Keynote lecture to ILSI International Life Sciences Institute Annual Meeting 2018, Bermuda, January 21-23, 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture to mixed audience including governmental and non-governmental organisations and private sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description King's Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participate at the King's Health Sciences Doctoral Training Centre and gave a talk titled "Air Quality and Health: how King's ERG is serving Society "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Letter submitted to 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 wrote a letter to the Times titled "Diesel particles, air quality and public health" on the UK government's plans to publish data on air pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/diesel-particles-air-quality-and-public-health-3jjc3zdnv
 
Description London Farr Institute "Developing a Trusted Research Environment for London - a Meeting for Frontiers" 
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 Workshop discussion to explore the idea of creating a national safe haven for clinical data accessible to academic researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description London Living Streets, Urban Design Group conference on EV and the public realm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly give a talk about about the impact of electric vehicles on air quality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description London Scrutiny Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly presented a talk of "Scrutiny and overview of the impact of air pollution on Londoners' health: an update" followed by Q and A at the London Scrutiny Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MRC Festival of Medical Research 2017 
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 Our Air, Your Health - Monday 19 June, Deptford Lounge
The Centre again took part in the MRC Festival of Medical Research in 2017, organising an evening of fun interactive activities and talks designed to give residents of Lewisham a chance to learn more about how air quality can affect health.Scientists from the Centre were on hand to offer expert advice and answer questions on how people could be breathing cleaner air, and chat about how traffic noise and other pollutants might also be having an effect.There were also several presentations during the evening, including:

Air pollution in Deptford - 1661 - 2017: Ian Mudway
Air pollution in London: Gary Fuller
Air Pollution and Health: Frank Kelly
People from Deptford and surrounding areas attended, as well as the Mayor of Lewisham Steve Bullock.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/mrc-festival-medical-research-2017
 
Description MRC Festival of Medical Research Life Bank exhibition 24 June 2016 
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 The festival was an opportunity for MRC Centres, Units and Institutes across the country to showcase their research to the public. We held the Life Bank Science Exhibition, an interactive science exhibition on Friday 24 June, held at St Thomas' Hospital from 6-8 pm. There were displays on a range of Centre research, including biostatistics, where you live, waste, noise, air pollution, the lung, electromagnetic fields and the exposome. Visitors were able to make their own microplastic-free cosmetics, test their lung function, try out some cognition tests and spin the air pollution prize wheel! Life Bank, an interactive science exhibition featuring a range of Centre science, targeted at 18-40 year olds. Event included wine and finger food.
Scientific Stalls:
• Biostatistics
• Where You Live - featuring the NCD Risk Factor project and the Environment and Health Atlas
• Waste - featuring bioaerosols and microplastics
• Noise
• Air Pollution
• The Lung
• Electromagnetic Fields
• The Exposome
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/mrc-festival-medical-research-2016
 
Description MRC Festival of Medical Research Question Time debate 20 June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Centre organised two events: Environment and Health Question Time, Monday 20 June

Our first event was a Question Time-style panel discussion on the broad theme of;Environment and Health, held at King's College. There was a drinks reception beforehand, at which there were several displays on Centre research. Target audience was over 50s. There was a lively discussion, with many questions on topics including transport in London, the key areas in which to focus research, the importance of emerging technology, and how best to make air quality a health issue.
Speakers were:
David Pencheon - Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit
Caroline Russell - London Assembly Member and Councillor for Highbury East ward in Islington. Transport spokesperson for the Green Party
Frank Kelly - Chair of the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants, Professor of Environmental Health at King's College London
Chair - Sile Lane, Director of Campaigns and Policy at Sense About Science
Andrea Lee - Healthy Air Campaigner at Client Earth
Tony Halmos - Director of the King's Commission on London and a Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute at King's
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/mrc-festival-medical-research-2016
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre Investigator Seminar 
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 A joint seminar on the Exposomics and Health and Systems Toxicology research themes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/events/archive/2016-10
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre annual scientific meeting 2017 London - poster presentation by post doctoral student on Effects of AIR pollution on cardiopuLmonary disEaSe in urban and rural reSidents in Beijing (AIRLESS): Study Design & Winter Campaign Overview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to annual scientific meeting followed by discussion- opportunity for junior academic to present to peer audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre annual scientific meeting May 2017 London- oral presentation by post doctoral student on Risk factors for Cardiovascular disease in China - AIRLESS study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to MRC-PHE Centre annual scientific meeting by junior post doctoral student - followed by Q&A/ discussion - opportunity for junior staff development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participate at the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society and gave a talk titled "Air Pollution and Public Health: contribution of the transport sector"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meet the bright minds working to make London's air cleaner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Kelly is quoted in an article in the Evening Standard that looks at s using cutting-edge science to purify the air in our city
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/ultra-low-emissions-zone-future-london-a4076701.htm...
 
Description Meetings on CO exposure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Set group interested in collaboration on CO work. This includes ourselves, PHE, TSSA (Technical Standards & Safety Authority) Canada, InVS France and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington. Several meetings have been held to date with this group which has led to: applying and organising a roundtable on "Characterizing and managing the global public health burden due to Carbon Monoxide exposures - Exploring opportunities for international collaboration" at the CDC 2016 Summit on Environmental Hazards and Health Effects (EHHE).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NIEHS Conference: Key speaker, Daniela Fecht representing SAHSU. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Are greener cities healthier? An investigation into the association between green space coverage and health at the city level, in England, joint meeting of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). This could have huge impact on the way the general population live, and be the cause of great change implementations in terms of future efforts to make cities greener and therefore improve the general air pollution levels and quality of lives for those who live in the vicinity. It was a thought provoking topic, which inspired highly engagement from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/
 
Description Oral presentation of methods and preliminary results at MRC-PHE Centre Investigators Seminar on Biostatistics 21 February 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation of methods and preliminary results at MRC-PHE Centre Investigators Seminar on Biostatistics 21 February 2017 by Dr Daniela Fecht. This talk was constructed to inform the audience of methods developed using pump-priming funds, and showcase results from extracting health data and producing code for initial data interrogation, e.g. frequency plots. This oral presentation explained the way in which results gained contributed to the field of epidemiological studies, and furthered the field in terms of knowledge and perfecting of methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/events/centres-investigators-seminar-systems-toxicology
 
Description PHE Cluster teaching - Anna Hansell (SAHSU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A teaching session for which Anna Hansell talked on clusters, for Public Health England. This interactive session with Postgraduate students had good impact and communicated ideas and methods for the students to implement in their own further research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PLuS ALLIANCE Informed Urbanisation Workshop 
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 a PLuS ALLIANCE Informed Urbanisation Workshop and gave a talk titled "The London Hybrid exposure model"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paolo Vineis explains the exposome in Wired 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 Professor Paolo Vineis was interviewed by Wire magazine in an article titled "Understanding the exposome could help explain diseases" published 27th January 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2016/01/rd/exposome-disease-research
 
Description Partnership with Mayor of London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Leading the Environmental Research Group partnership with the Office of the The Mayor of London which will improve the way the public are informed about incidents of poor air quality in the capital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/news/kings-researchers-working-mayor-london-improve-pollution-forecastin...
 
Description PhD student Liza Selley won 2016 Max Perutz Science Writing Award 
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 Centre PhD student Liza Selley wins MRC Max Pertuz science writing competition.
On 13 October, in an awards ceremony at the Royal Institution, Liza received the first prize of £1,500 for her article "Braking perceptions of traffic pollution", which describes her research studying the negative effects of brake dust emissions on human health and the economy. Liza, & her supervisor Dr Toby Athersuch, work in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London, and has also spent time during her PhD working at King's College London with Dr Ian Mudway.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.mrc.ac.uk/news/browse/max-perutz-science-writing-award-2016-winner-announced/
 
Description Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Kelly presented at the Pint of Science event, the aim of the event is bring members of the public into a less formal setting and be able to experience some science while having a pint.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Plastics & Us: A Relationship Gone Bad? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Plastic is an extraordinarily versatile material. It is cheap, durable, low-weight and versatile, and our building and construction industry, industrial and agricultural machinery, transportation, electrical goods, textiles, medical supplies and packaging are all dependent on its various forms. The accumulative amount produced since mass production began in the 1950s - 8.3 billion tonnes - is roughly equivalent to the entire weight of the human beings living on the planet, and almost half the items made from it are for single use. This results in huge amounts of detritus, which is polluting our landmasses and contaminating our oceans, affecting over 700 marine species. More recently, the presence of minute 'microplastics', less than 5 mm across and often invisible to the human eye, has been causing grave concern. These are ubiquitous in habitats as diverse as the deep Indian Ocean floor to Arctic sea ice. They can cause harm to marine invertebrates if ingested, and potentially carry a cocktail of chemicals. Recently, their presence in foods destined for human consumption has prompted concern regarding possible human health effects, which are still unknown. Tonight's speaker Stephanie Wright is an environmental health scientist, researching this particular aspect of the problem in the Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences Department of King's College London. She will discuss the whole issue with us, including what can be done to limit the damage and re-align our relationship with plastic through smarter use and better waste disposal of this essential material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk/category/2019/
 
Description Plenary talk at the international society of environmental-epidemiology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Anna Hansell was invited to present a plenary talk at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology in Sydney, Australia in September.
Her talk 'Environmental noise, the new air pollution Noise, a public health problem' can be heard on the following link.
http://www.isee2017.com/download/audio/08%20Noise,%20a%20Public%20Health...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.isee2017.com/download/audio/08%20Noise,%20a%20Public%20Health...
 
Description Population Health in the UK. Presentation on "Small Area Approaches to Environment and health Studies" to Royal Society hosted conference 
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 School of Public Health Imperial College London hosted one day event including scientific presentations and discussions with major research funders at the Royal Society London Sept, 17 2015. Opportunity to present on one of the major research themes of the MRC-PHE Centre to audience of scientists and sponsors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Poster presentation at the GEOMED conference, 2017. Title: Mining Big Data for Environmental Epidemiological Analyses. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The pump funding award money from the MRC-PHE Centre made possible the Poster presentation of methods and preliminary at GEOMED 2017- International Conference on Spatial Statistics, Spatial Epidemiology and Spatial Aspects of Public Health. 7-9 September 2017 Porto, Portugal. Title: Mining Big Data for Environmental Epidemiological Analyses. This presentation was designed to affect change in the audience's opinion of the way in which mining 'big data' can enhance environmental epidemiological studies on a population, and further interest in the utilisation of such in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.i3s.up.pt/geomed2017/
 
Description Poster presentation of methods at SMPGD 2017 - Statistical Methods for Postgenomic Data. 12-13 January 2017, London, UK. Title: Mining Big Data for Environmental Epidemiological Analyses. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The pump-funding money provided by the MRC-PHE Centre enabled a Poster presentation of methods at SMPGD 2017 - Statistical Methods for Postgenomic Data. conference,Title: 'Mining Big Data for Environmental Epidemiological Analyses'. This presentation at the conference reached many professionals within the field of academia, and specifically showecased the way in which large quantity of data can be mined for epidemiological studies on a given population. It was constructed to have an impact on the way in which big data is useful in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://smpgd2017.wordpress.com/
 
Description Presentation at 2017 New Scientist Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly presented a talk titled "The Fight for Breathable Air" at the New Scientist Live 2017 event at the ExCel Centre, London, a festival of 4 days of exciting talks, exhibitions and competitions, 28th Sept - 1st October.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.excel.london/visitor/whats-on/new-scientist-live
 
Description Presentation at Emissions Conference (Birmingham, 9th December) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PIppa Douglas on behalf of SAHSU gave a key note presentation on waste. The audience is mixed with academics, policy makers (namely the EA, defra and PHE), but mostly industry (site managers, consultants, people selling products/services etc.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at the Foundation for Science & Technology event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Kelly presented at the Foundation for Science & Technology event titled "What needs to be done to meet urban air quality targets and what are the consequences if the targets are not met?" held at the Royal Geographical Society on 26th April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.foundation.org.uk/Events/AudioPdf.aspx?s=1482&f=20170426_Kelly.pdf
 
Description Presentation at the Health and Safety in Waste Management Conference (Kenilworth, July 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PIppa Douglas on behalf of SAHSU was invited to present at the Health and Safety in Waste Management conference in Kenilworth on the 16th July 2015. The audience is mixed with academics, policy makers (namely the EA, defra and PHE), but mostly industry (site managers, consultants, people selling products/services etc.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation by Anna Hansell at the ICBEN: International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise. 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anna Hansell, Assistant Director of SAHSU gave a talk on Road traffic noise and incident cardiovascular disease: a joint analysis of the HUNT, EPIC-Oxford and UK Biobank cohorts at the ICBEN 2017 conference event. The primary focus of her talk as a representative of SAHSU was to showcas ethe findings from a study of the investigation of 'the effects of long-term exposure to road traffic noise on incident CVD in three large prospective cohorts'. This would not have been possible without the funding of the MRC PHE Centre, in terms of attending or the work which its funding helped inspire. In turn, this presentation communicated many key points of current SAHSU research, and was an opportunity to reinforce hypothesis about the dangerous impact of pollutants on health, with a view to impact and inspire change to exposure levels in the general population.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.icben.org/
 
Description Presentation of the results of 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 Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On the 16th of Jan 2019, Stephanie Wright and Pippa Douglas will be presenting results of the micro-plastic composting work conducted as a preliminary study on micro-plastic emissions from an industrial composting facility. The results will be presented to the waste site workers where the sampling campaign was conducted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to University of Cambridge Cardiovascular Forum, February 22, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation to University of Cambridge to contribute a lecture to regular Cardiovascular Forum seminar series by Professor Paul Elliott on "Epidemiology of high blood pressure." Aim was to strengthen research collaboration in this field and promote joint working.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Press release and quote for Warren et al. Nature Genetics paper publication 
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 Press release accompanied publication of paper by Helen Warren et al. in Nature Genetics on "Genome-wide association analysis identifies novel blood pressure loci and offers biological insights into cardiovascular risk: The UK Biobank Cardio-metabolic Traits Consortium Blood Pressure Working Group."
P Elliott quoted ""Ultimately, blood pressure in the general UK population is too high, and we encourage everyone to maintain healthy lifestyles by eating properly and exercising enough, as this will reduce the risk of all sorts of diseases. However, our new findings may help doctors to identify earlier those who are most at risk of high blood pressure in mid-life and intervene to prevent that occurring."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof. Majid Ezzati has been interviewed in the Financial Times,15th September 2016, about his ideas to help poor, malnourished people living in western countries 
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 Currently, Prof. Ezzati is most focused on the developing world. His has noted that the weight issue in western countries had 'overshadowed' the plight of the poorest people in the world who have too little to eat, and the risk that malnutrition poses to pregnant women, infants and the sick.
Prof. Majid Ezzati has been interviewed in the Financial Times,15th September 2016, about his ideas to help poor, malnourished people living in western countries - the distribution of free, healthy food...
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/news/professor-majid-ezzati-imperial-college-london-financial-ti...
 
Description Prof. Majid Ezzati, quoted in The Guardian 16th November 2016, a billion people have high blood pressure mostly in poorer countries 
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 Majid Ezzati, Professor of Global Environmental Health, Imperial College London and MRC-PHE Centre member, has been quoted in The Guardian, 16th November 2016 regarding a study on blood pressure worldwide.

In the largest study of its kind analysing blood pressure in every nation between 1975 and 2015, the scientists say it has dropped sharply in wealthy countries - possibly due to healthier diets and lifestyles - but risen in poorer ones.

"High blood pressure is no longer related to affluence - as it was in 1975 - but is now a major health issue linked with poverty," said Prof. Majid Ezzati.

He said that while he could not be sure why the data showed high blood pressure as more of a problem in poorer countries, it may be partly due to overall better health and more consumption of fruit and vegetables in wealthy societies. He added that in rich countries the condition was also caught more frequently and earlier, and managed more effectively with medicines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/16/billion-people-have-high-blood-pressure-mostly-in-po...
 
Description Professor Frank Kelly named one of London's most influential people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly included in the Evening Standard Progress 1000: London;s most influential people 2016 - Eco Warriors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/newsevents/newsrecords/2016/sep/Faculty-staff,-student-and-alumnus-all-name...
 
Description Q&A in NERC Planet Earth on London Air Pollution 
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 Q&A with Professor Frank Kelly, Deputy Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health; Director of the Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division, King's College London in NERC Planet Earth Autumn 2016.

Prof. Kelly's team were key partners in the NERC-funded Clean Air for London (ClearfLo) project, and he holds the post of director of the Environmental Research Group, which operates the London Air Quality Network to monitor pollution across the city.

Prof. Kelly answers some key questions about air pollution in the UK's capital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/news/qa-nerc-planet-earth-london-air-pollution-professor-frank-k...
 
Description Quoted in 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 Frank Kelly is quoted in a BBC news article that looks at the German car manufacturer Volkswagen that is under fire following revelations that it part-funded tests in which humans and monkeys inhaled diesel fumes for hours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42872983
 
Description Quoted in 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 Frank Kelly is quoted in a BBC news article that looks at the claim made by the Chinese government that Beijing's air quality improved sharply in the winter of 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-42513531
 
Description Quoted in an article in New Scientist 
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 is quoted in an article in New Scientist titled "China's dreadful air pollution seems to have got a bit better".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/chinas-dreadful-air-pollution-seems-got-bit-better/
 
Description Quoted in an 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 Kelly is quoted in an article in the guardian titled "Green cabs: is London ready for electric taxis?".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hieh.hpru.nihr.ac.uk/media/green-cabs-london-ready-electric-taxis
 
Description Quoted in 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 was quoted in an article in The Times that reports that thousands of drivers break the law everyday by driving diesel cars without pollution filters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/thousands-of-diesel-drivers-rip-outfilters-m0n3vbf60
 
Description Quoted in 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 is quoted in an article in the Evening Standard that looks at the number of sites that breached EU limits in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/pollution-breached-eu-limits-at-nearly-50-sites-in-london-las...
 
Description R for the Analytical and Environmental Sciences: Intro to Graphics (KCL) 21st September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact All tickets were sold in Eventbrite so 25 people attended the event. Organised by the Researchers' Society in the MRC-PHE Centre.
The event was held in room K4.33, King's Building on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 from 10:00 to 12:00pm.
The targeted audience was the same as previous workshops. The second workshop in the 2016 series provided a brief introduction to graphics in R and RStudio. We focused on the use of base graphics in R as well as the package ggplot2, with topics appropriate for new R users from the analytical and environmental sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/upcoming-events
 
Description R for the Analytical and Environmental Sciences: Introductory Workshop 1 (ICL) 14th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The event was held at Imperial College London on Tuesday, 14 June 2016.
This event was organised for early-career researchers and academics to address the lack of R training opportunities geared towards specific research areas at King's and other London universities. This introductory workshop provided a brief overview of the R programme and the R Studio IDE, and introduced new users from the analytical and environmental sciences to R in a peer-led environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/upcoming-events
 
Description R for the Analytical and Environmental Sciences: Introductory Workshop 1 (KCL) 10th February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact All tickets were sold in Eventbrite so 20 people attended the event.
The event was held in room 2.84 FWB, Waterloo Campus on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 from 13:30 to 14:30 (GMT).
This event was organised for early-career researchers and academics to address the lack of R training opportunities geared towards specific research areas at King's and other London universities. This introductory workshop provided a brief overview of the R programme and the R Studio IDE, and introduced new users from the analytical and environmental sciences to R in a peer-led environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/upcoming-events
 
Description RAC Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participate at the RAC Foundation and gave a talk titled "Air Pollution and Public Health: An update"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Report sparks concerns over poor air quality on London Underground 
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 commented on the concerns over air quality on the London tube
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/09/london-underground-air-pollution-report-concerns-nor...
 
Description Research and access to GP data: Perspective from the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation "Research and access to GP data: Perspective from the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU)" to the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR) Health Informatics Sub-Group. Department of Health & Social Care, London, UK. September 27
Year(s) O