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Air pollution interfaces with the health and environment

This programme's philosophy will be to understand and address the complex challenges of air pollution. Its network of Fellows from the Institute provide expertise in air pollution research and its application, to develop and implement ideas, gain funding, and achieve what an individual cannot achieve by working independently.

Programme aims

Factory pollution and wind turbine

The air we breathe is mixed with a variety of chemical and biological contaminants arising from a range of natural and anthropogenic activities. These include transport, power plants and household activities. This cocktail of air contaminants/pollutants is vast, and the situation becomes even more complex when considering the path they travel as chemicals are released and dispersed into the urban environment. ​

The problem cannot be addressed by one single discipline. The programme philosophy will be to provide expertise from a cohort of Sustainability Fellows interested in air pollution research and its application, support the development of ideas, and achieve what an individual cannot achieve independently. ​

The five main themes within the programme include; field monitoring and characterisation, modelling (physical, computational, operational, exposure, health), artificial intelligence applications, health and wellbeing applications, and policy and governance.

This programme aligns to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) SDG3, SDG6, SDG11, SDG12, SDG13, SDG15 and SDG17.​

Air pollution interfaces with health and the environment