MRC/DH Centre for Environment and Health

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

Abstract

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

Technical Summary

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

Organisations

Publications


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Allan K (2010) Antioxidants and allergic disease: a case of too little or too much? in Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Amato F (2014) Urban air quality: the challenge of traffic non-exhaust emissions. in Journal of hazardous materials
Amato F (2014) Urban air quality: the challenge of traffic non-exhaust emissions. in Journal of hazardous materials
 
Description Ad hoc member of Standards and Advisory sub group of Defra / DOH Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Revising the UK information system that provides the public with health based information during air pollution episodes.
 
Description Blackett Review of Biological Detection
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Blackett panel concluded that the ability to rapidly detect unusual health signals would have significant benefits for public health, taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by near-universal coverage of the National Health Service. Such signals could give valuable early warning of influenza and other epidemics at an earlier stage than possible with current reporting systems. Many of these health benefits are achievable within the short term, but require decisive and co-ordinated government support.
 
Description COMEAP Standards Advisory Subgroup - Defra
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and Effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description COMEAP member (2009 - 2011), chair (2012 - date)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) Expert Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Environmental Protection UK (air quality committee member)
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Assisted in developing guidance for industry and environmental professionals and in responding to national air quality policy.
 
Description GfG2 Board of Experts
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, Improved regulatory environment and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description Healthy Air Campaign - advisor (Environmental Protection UK)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description Input into policy document on climate change scenarios
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Input into the London Mayor's Air Quality Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Air Quality Modelling Group provided PM10 source apportionment and air quality measurements to underpin the Mayor's strategy for London 2010 allowing policy to be determined in the context of both city and regional pollution sources and their future changes in response to national and European measures.
 
Description Input to EU REVIHAAP project - Evidence on health aspects of air pollution to review EU policies
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Membership of the Scientific Advisory Committee for REVIHAAP
URL http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/air-quality/publications/2013/review...
 
Description Life Study Scientific Steering Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description MRC - Molecular & Cellular Medicine Research Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems.
 
Description MRC High Throughput Science Initiative
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, Improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description MRC-PHE Joint Committee on Radiological & Toxicological Sciences
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Management of air pollution from waste industry
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional - UK Only 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Studies of local air pollution concentrations provided evidence to support best practice in the management of emissions from the waste industry. Inputs include a blinded study of interventions, identification of industrial PM10 sources and monitoring of local impacts.
 
Description Member of REVIHAAP Scientific Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The advice will be grounded on a review of the latest scientific evidence on the health effects of all pollutants regulated in the Directives 2008/50/EC and 2004/107/EC.
 
Description Member of WHO Air Pollution Advisory Board on PM, O3 and N02
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accesibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems.
 
Description Members of REVIHAAP
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Advanced understanding on the impacts of poor air quality of citizens health.
URL http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/air-quality/publications/2013/review...
 
Description NERC Strategy Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description NRCG - Nanotechnology Research Coordination Group Task Force
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved educational and skill level of workforce, improved accessibility of public services and effective scolutions to societal problems.
 
Description National Information and Governance Board for Health and Social Care (NIGB)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Paris Pollution monitoring network
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact PM2.5 scientific committee member - AirParif (Paris pollution monitoring network)
 
Description Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee
Geographic Reach UK 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Invited to provide oralevidence before the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee in response to written evidence to the committee's enquiry on air quality.
 
Description SAHSU's Heathrow study mentioned in House of Commons
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Heathrow study was used to at the House of Commons to debate on the expansion of London airports
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm131024/debtext/131024-0004.htm
 
Description US Environmental Protection Agency consultant
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Improved accessibility of public services, improved educational and skill level of workforce and effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG) Subgroup on Diet & Health
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Updated WHO recommendations and guidance on nutrient intakes, including potassium and sodium, etc, in relation to population public health policies.
 
Description WHO Technical Meeting on salt reduction and iodine fortification strategies in public health
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Airwave Year 8
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Home Office
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2012
 
Description BIO-SHARE
Amount £631,410 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 12/2010 
End 11/2015
 
Description CLRN Portfolio Studies
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2012 
End 05/2013
 
Description COPE: COPE: Characterisation of COPD Exacerbations using Environmental Exposure Modelling
Amount £789,571 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description COSMOS mobile phone study 2
Amount £2,028,700 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department of Health (DH)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Clinical Research Fellowship: cardiovascular epidemiology
Amount £233,380 (GBP)
Organisation European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2013
 
Description Computational Medicine & Molecular Epidemiology PHD studentship
Amount £36,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Wellcome Trust Ltd 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Development of COMBInatorial Biomarkers for subclinical atherosclerosis
Amount £2,553,351 (GBP)
Organisation Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2014
 
Description Development of Exposome Concept
Amount £16,548 (GBP)
Organisation The Wellcome Trust Ltd 
Department Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2012 
End 12/2012
 
Description Early Career Researchers Award
Amount £105,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description Exploring the Paradoxical Effects of TETRA RF Fields on Human Neurophysiology
Amount £42,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department of Health (DH)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 09/2013
 
Description Genetic and environmental factors underlying cardiovascular disease
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID P45139 
Organisation Imperial College London (ICL) 
Department Imperial College Trust
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 12/2012 
End 11/2017
 
Description Health-2012-Innovation-1. COMBI-BIO: Biomarkers for subclinical atherosclerosis
Amount € 2,553,351 (EUR)
Funding ID 305422-2 
Organisation Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2012 
End 10/2014
 
Description Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding "Biobanking Technology Themes. Infrastructure proposal"
Amount £783,438 (GBP)
Organisation NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2011 
End 04/2012
 
Description Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding "Whole genome sequencing to discover genetic variants underlying type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related phenotypes amongst Indian Asians."
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2010 
End 10/2011
 
Description MICA: UK MEDical BIOinformatics partnership - aggregation, integration, visualisation and analysis of large, complex data (UK MED-BIO).
Amount £3,469,408 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2019
 
Description MRC-NIHR Phenome Centre
Amount £1,377,820 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2012 
End 11/2017
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre - capital equipment call
Amount £492,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre for environment and health renewal (MRC main award)
Amount £1,046,615 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Description MRC-PHE Centre for environment and health renewal (PHE main award)
Amount £2,480,000 (GBP)
Organisation Public Health England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
Description Metabolomics for monitoring dietary exposure
Amount £1,200,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MRJ0103081 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2012 
End 02/2016
 
Description NE/H00324X/1 Clean air for London £3m across 11 participants (Kings component shared between T Lee and P Elliott)
Amount £450,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/H00324X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2012
 
Description NE/I00789X/1 TRAFFIC POLLUTION AND HEALTH IN LONDON (Imperial College component shared between T Lee and P Elliott)
Amount £342,406 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/I00789X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2014
 
Description NIHR BioResource Project
Amount £209,783 (GBP)
Organisation NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2017
 
Description NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health impact of Environmental Hazards
Amount £3,688,759 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description NIHR Senior Investigator Award
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2016
 
Description Project Grant: Modelling atmospheric composition and climate
Amount £35,991 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2009 
End 10/2011
 
Description Project grant, UK on-line 24h dietary recall tool for large scale population studies
Amount £992,281 (GBP)
Funding ID G1100235 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2012 
End 06/2015
 
Description Project grant: Assessing population sodium intake/Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Amount £78,155 (GBP)
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Sector Public
Country United States of America
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2011
 
Description Project grant: Atmospheric chemistry/Eminox
Amount £22,000 (GBP)
Organisation Eminox Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2010
 
Description Project grant: Biomass baseline for London
Amount £82,100 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2010
 
Description Project grant: CVPD Centers of Excellence Program/The George Institute of International Health
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sydney 
Department The George Institute for Global Health
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia, Commonwealth of
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2015
 
Description Project grant: Health effects of indoor air pollutants
Amount £450,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2013
 
Description Project grant: Lifecourse effects of air pollution on cardiorespiratory health
Amount £87,795 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission (EC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2009 
End 06/2011
 
Description Project grant: Multi-pollutant patterns of exposure
Amount £493,220 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2010 
End 09/2014
 
Description Project grant: Noise-induced hearing loss
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal National Institute For Deaf People 
Department Action on Hearing Loss
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2010 
End 10/2013
 
Description Project grant: Trends in NOx emissions
Amount £113,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2010
 
Description Research Methods Fellowship
Amount £91,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2011 
End 09/2013
 
Description SAHSU Bioaerosols pilot study
Amount £32,712 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2014 
End 03/2014
 
Description Senior Investigator Award
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH) 
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2017
 
Description Small Area Analysis Tool for Tracking (RIF Tool)".
Amount $125,000 (USD)
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Sector Public
Country United States of America
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description Special Project Grant: Large-scale comprehensive genotypng of UK Biobank for cardiometabolic traits and diseases.
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SP/13/2/30111 
Organisation British Heart Foundation (BHF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description Support for Portfolio Studies
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description The Human Early Life Exposome - novel tools for integrating early-life environmental exposures and child health across Europe
Amount £640,704 (GBP)
Organisation Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2013 
End 06/2017
 
Description Tom West Analytical Fellowship - Development of chiral analyses for metabolic profiling research
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Chemistry 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 03/2013 
End 02/2015
 
Title Air pollution estimates 
Description We have used data from the Ordnance Survey, Bristol Council and the Meteorological Office to map the spatial variability of particulates from local emission sources. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This work is the basic input into development of air pollution estimates for the Bristol and Avon study area and will improve future capacity to measure air pollution and exposures accurately in this area. 
 
Title Open space software 
Description Creating "open space" software for use in the assessment of health risks from air pollution. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Research is ongoing in collaboration with University of West Scotland. 
 
Title R package: ESS++ 
Description Software and documentation for a fully Bayesian variable selection approach for single and multiple response linear regression, using evolutionary Monte Carlo 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New Bayesian analysis tool for statisticians available from http://www.bgx.org.uk/software/ESS.html 
URL http://www.bgx.org.uk/software/ESS.html
 
Title R package: ecoreg 
Description Ecoreg: fits a range of models to integrate ecological and individual data, using maximum likelihood estimation 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Statistical package available to other statisticians will improve the range of modelling techniques. Available from http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ecoreg/index.html) 
URL http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ecoreg/index.html
 
Title R package: sdef 
Description sdef: Frequentist and Bayesian methods to compare lists of features in different studies. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact New analytical tool available to statisticians from http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/sdef/index.html 
URL http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/sdef/index.html
 
Title Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) 
Description The RIF is a tool that allows users to assess relationships between the environment and health. It aims to provide improved understanding of the links between environmental exposures, health outcomes and risk. Two main types of analysis can be carried out with the RIF: risk analysis around putative hazardous sources and disease mapping. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The risk exposure analysis allows assessment as to whether a risk factor is having an impact on the health of a local population and the disease mapping functionality of the RIF allows a user to visualise mortality or morbidity rates and spatial patterns of health outcomes. Selected RIF users include: INSERM, France; British Columbia Centre for Disease Control; Geneva Cancer Registry, Switzerland;National Institute for Public Health & the Environment, NL; National Institute of Health & Welfare, Finland; Florida and Utah Departments of Health, USA. 
 
Title Environmental data: NO2 and PM10 air pollution grids for Europe, 100m resolution (annual means, ug/m3) 
Description Land use regression (LUR) models typically investigate within-urban variability in air pollution. Recent improvements in data quality and availability, including satellite-derived pollutant measurements, support fine-scale LUR modeling for larger areas. Here, we describe NO2 and PM10 LUR models for Western Europe (years: 2005-2007) based on >1500 EuroAirnet monitoring sites covering background, industrial, and traffic environments. Predictor variables include land use characteristics, population density, and length of major and minor roads in zones from 0.1 km to 10 km, altitude, and distance to sea. We explore models with and without satellite-based NO2 and PM2.5 as predictor variables, and we compare two available land cover data sets (global; European). Model performance (adjusted R2) is 0.48-0.58 for NO2 and 0.22-0.50 for PM10. Inclusion of satellite data improved model performance (adjusted R2) by, on average, 0.05 for NO2 and 0.11 for PM10. Models were applied on a 100 m grid across Western Europe; to support future research, these data sets are publicly available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact NO2 and PM10 air pollution grids for Europe, 100m resolution (annual means, ug/m3) models produced in this study is freely available to other researchers to support future research. 
URL http://www.sahsu.org/content/data-download
 
Description Adult cancers and vicinity to power lines in GB 
Organisation National Grid Transco
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data, study protocols and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical analysisData on power lines, technical assistance
Impact Ongoing research published paper PMIED 23337237
Start Year 2009
 
Description Adult cancers and vicinity to power lines in GB 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data, study protocols and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical analysisData on power lines, technical assistance
Impact Ongoing research published paper PMIED 23337237
Start Year 2009
 
Description Air pollution and health 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Air pollution assessment, technologies
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis, intellectual contribution
Impact PMID 19914909 , 19942277
Start Year 2009
 
Description Air pollution and respiratory health in children and adolescents 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department Social Science and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This study investigates exposures to particulate air pollution . Research involves fieldwork measuring air pollution and statistical analysis of ALSPAC data
Collaborator Contribution Access to ALSPAC data and data linkage
Impact Results not yet published
Start Year 2009
 
Description Air pollution modelling 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working witht the Met Office to create models for retrospective exposure assessment
Collaborator Contribution Input into modelling long-range transport of air pollution through the atmosphere.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Airwave health monitoring neuro-cognitive study 
Organisation School of Life and Health Sciences Aston
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collected from cohort of police officers in the Airwave Study
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in neuro-cognitive functions and experimental dataExpertise advise on experimental dataData collection and analysis
Impact Ongoing research and paper in draft for publication
Start Year 2009
 
Description Airwave health monitoring neuro-cognitive study 
Organisation Swansea University
Department College of Medicine
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collected from cohort of police officers in the Airwave Study
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in neuro-cognitive functions and experimental dataExpertise advise on experimental dataData collection and analysis
Impact Ongoing research and paper in draft for publication
Start Year 2009
 
Description Airwave health monitoring neuro-cognitive study 
Organisation University College London (UCL)
Department UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collected from cohort of police officers in the Airwave Study
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in neuro-cognitive functions and experimental dataExpertise advise on experimental dataData collection and analysis
Impact Ongoing research and paper in draft for publication
Start Year 2009
 
Description AlcGen Consortium 
Organisation King's College London (KCL)
Department Institute of Psychiatry (IoP)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Genome wide association data
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis
Impact Continuing collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Application of a probabilistic time-activity model 
Organisation Lancaster University
Department Department of Geography (LEC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Geographical Informaton Systems (GIS) facility/skills
Collaborator Contribution Geographical modelling
Impact Paper in GISRUK 2010 London: Beale L et al.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum EUR)
Department Department of Epidemiology
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation Feinberg School of Medicine
Department Department of Preventive Medicine
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department German Research Centre for Environmental Health
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation Metabometrix Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Biomarkers for subclinical athersclerosis 
Organisation University of Ioannina School of Medicine
Department Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Country Greece, Hellenic Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project coordinator
Collaborator Contribution Consortium partner
Impact new collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description Characterising multi-pollutant patterns of exposure 
Organisation College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Department Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Statistical modelling input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Chemical incident analysis 
Organisation Public Health England (formerly: Health Protection Agency)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data analysis and interpretation (mortality and cancer)
Collaborator Contribution Incident data: Sandhurst (Gloucestershire) chemical incident
Impact Ongoing research with C Arumugam, C Foy, HPA
Start Year 2009
 
Description Childhood cancers and exposure to mobile phone masts 
Organisation Faculty of Science
Department Department of Mathematical Sciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developed scientific protocols and carried out data interpretation and writing paper
Collaborator Contribution Statistical analysis and modelling
Impact PMID20570865
Start Year 2009
 
Description Clean Air For London (CearfLo) 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Staff time and administrative support
Collaborator Contribution Staff time and administrative support
Impact Air quality measurement and monitoring
Start Year 2009
 
Description Coronary Artery Disease Consortium (C4D) 
Organisation Cancer Research UK (CRUK)
Department Strangeways Research Laboratory
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution data and intellectual input
Impact Paper published PMID: 21378988
Start Year 2011
 
Description Coronary Artery Disease Consortium (C4D) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution data and intellectual input
Impact Paper published PMID: 21378988
Start Year 2011
 
Description Diesel exhaust and airway inflammation 
Organisation Umea University
Department Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Measurement of diesel exhaust emissions
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise on airway inflammation
Impact PMID19459773 and 20837873 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Dietary factors and blood pressure- INTERMAP study 
Organisation Feinberg School of Medicine
Department Department of Preventive Medicine
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and project management/supervision of London Coordinating Centre
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis and research input, writing of papers, conference abstractsExpertise in dietary and food analysis
Impact PMID19581495 and 20530135 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Dietary factors and blood pressure- INTERMAP study 
Organisation Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department Department of Epidemiology
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and project management/supervision of London Coordinating Centre
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis and research input, writing of papers, conference abstractsExpertise in dietary and food analysis
Impact PMID19581495 and 20530135 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description EPIC-HEART: factors for coronary heart disease 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute of Public Health Cambridge
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution EPIC collaborator
Impact ongoing collaboration
Start Year 2011
 
Description Effects of air pollution on cardiovascular diseases 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Environmental Public Health Tracking 
Organisation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Further development of the RIF facility software
Collaborator Contribution Input into development of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit Rapid Inquiry (RIF) Facility and applications as part of the CDC EHPT program.
Impact One year work programme with the CDC permitted devleopment of the RIF system which is now widely applied in Europe and USA
Start Year 2009
 
Description Environmental exposure to pesticides 
Organisation University of York
Department Department of Biology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Exposure expertise, research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description European Network of Noise and Health 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Assessing health impacts of noise
Collaborator Contribution Project leadership
Impact Ongoing research as part of the ENNAH consortium
Start Year 2009
 
Description Evaluation of spatial relationships in environment and health 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute of Health and Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed Geographical Information System (GIS) expertise and facilities
Collaborator Contribution Application of Small Area Health Statistics (SAHSU) Unit Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) analytical software
Impact PMID20457552 and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description FP7 EU-BIOSHARE 
Organisation Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Country Norway, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigating and harmonising life-style measurements and exposures in participating cohorts and biobanks. Using GIS to estimate environmental exposures
Collaborator Contribution Harmonisation and pooling of biobanking data and samplesHarmonisation and pooling of biobanking data and samples
Impact Partners have met
Start Year 2011
 
Description FP7 EU-BIOSHARE 
Organisation University of Groningen
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigating and harmonising life-style measurements and exposures in participating cohorts and biobanks. Using GIS to estimate environmental exposures
Collaborator Contribution Harmonisation and pooling of biobanking data and samplesHarmonisation and pooling of biobanking data and samples
Impact Partners have met
Start Year 2011
 
Description GIS time activity and population exposure modelling 
Organisation Lancaster University
Department Department of Geography (LEC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Geographical Information Systems (GIS) capacity/facilities
Collaborator Contribution Spatial-geographical mapping facilities/expertise
Impact Presented as poster at ISEE 2010 Conference, Seoul, Korea
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Country Switzerland, Swiss Confederation 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC/Cancer Research UK/BHF Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genetic loci and risk of CHD 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cohort data and data interpretation
Collaborator Contribution GWAS data and laboratory facilitiesData and analysisData and statistical analysisData and research inputData and research input
Impact PMID19567438 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide analysis of NFBC lifecourse cohort data 
Organisation Biocenter Oulu
Department Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Country Finland, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Input into protocols, data analysis strategy, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Data and staff time for statistical analysisLaboratory facilitiesData and sample analysisEpidemiological expertise in women's health
Impact PMID20-195514 and 20360243 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide analysis of NFBC lifecourse cohort data 
Organisation Biocenter Oulu
Department Institute of Health Sciences
Country Finland, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Input into protocols, data analysis strategy, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Data and staff time for statistical analysisLaboratory facilitiesData and sample analysisEpidemiological expertise in women's health
Impact PMID20-195514 and 20360243 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide analysis of NFBC lifecourse cohort data 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Department Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Country Finland, Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Input into protocols, data analysis strategy, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Data and staff time for statistical analysisLaboratory facilitiesData and sample analysisEpidemiological expertise in women's health
Impact PMID20-195514 and 20360243 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide analysis of NFBC lifecourse cohort data 
Organisation The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Input into protocols, data analysis strategy, writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Data and staff time for statistical analysisLaboratory facilitiesData and sample analysisEpidemiological expertise in women's health
Impact PMID20-195514 and 20360243 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide association study on alcohol intake 
Organisation Boston University
Department School of Public Health Boston
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input, statistical analysis and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and sample analysis Collaborative analyses using pooled samplesAnalysis expertise and samples for pooled analysesExpertise in genetic epidemiology
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide association study on alcohol intake 
Organisation Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum EUR)
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input, statistical analysis and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and sample analysis Collaborative analyses using pooled samplesAnalysis expertise and samples for pooled analysesExpertise in genetic epidemiology
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide association study on alcohol intake 
Organisation King's College London (KCL)
Department Institute of Psychiatry (IoP)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input, statistical analysis and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and sample analysis Collaborative analyses using pooled samplesAnalysis expertise and samples for pooled analysesExpertise in genetic epidemiology
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Genome-wide association study on alcohol intake 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research input, statistical analysis and interpretation
Collaborator Contribution Statistical and sample analysis Collaborative analyses using pooled samplesAnalysis expertise and samples for pooled analysesExpertise in genetic epidemiology
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Geocoding and environmental exposure 
Organisation UK Biobank
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Environmental and GIS modelling techniques will be used to estimate exposures at address level.
Collaborator Contribution UK Biobank participant data
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2013
 
Description Global burden of disease (air pollution, chronic respiratory disease) 
Organisation Harvard School of Public Health
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research advice and inputResearch advice and input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Global burden of disease (air pollution, chronic respiratory disease) 
Organisation University of Washington
Department School of Public Health
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research advice and inputResearch advice and input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Health protection research unit in hazard impact of environmental hazards 
Organisation Public Health England (formerly: Health Protection Agency)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Frank Kelly (deputy director of the MRC-PHE Centre) is leading the Health protection research unit in hazard impact of environmental hazards at King's College London, with Paul Elliott (director of the MRC-PHE Centre) and Tim Gant (PHE) are co-I.
Collaborator Contribution PHE are contributing management and researchers to focus on the identification, quantification and advice provision of environmental hazards to minimise the impact on morbidity and mortality. .In particular, knowledge, expertise, protocols and equipment will be reviewed to ensure that the best use is made of the resources available in the three organisations (King's, Imperial, PHE) to support research.
Impact 3 publications to date
Start Year 2014
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation Boston University
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation Broad Institute
Country United States of America 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University
Department Institute of Genetic Medicine
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Country United States of America 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description ICBP Consortium genome wide association blood pressure studies 
Organisation School of Medicine Leicester
Department Department of Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data interpretation and intellectual input, contributed to writing papers
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of ICBP consortium and contributing to Writing Committee: contributed data to genome-wide association study and intellectual input
Impact Consortium papers including: Ehret et al. Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. Nature. 2011 Sep 11;478(7367):103-9. PMID: 21909115. Chambers et al. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing concentrations of liver enzymes in plasma. Nat Genet. 2011 Oct 16;43(11):1131-8. PMID: 22001757. Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, Willer CJ, et al. Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels. Nat Genet. 2013 Oct 6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2797. PMCID: PMC3838666
Start Year 2009
 
Description Impact of air pollution legislation on mortality in Hong Kong 
Organisation University of Hong Kong
Department School of Public Health and Department of Community Medicine
Country Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Incinerators Biomonitoring Study 
Organisation University College London Hospitals Charity (UCLH)
Department National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The original funding for this study was received from the MRC within the Centenary Award by the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health.
Collaborator Contribution This study was adopted into the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) portfolio and was eligible for CRN support. The Hamphire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) Comprehensive Local Research Networks (CLRN) (now Wessex CLRN) are the studies lead CLRN and all associated service support costs (midwives time) are covered by HIOW CLRN. Participant Identification Centres (PICs): Recruited hospitals or participant identification centres are; • Princess Anne Hospital- University Hospital Southampton NHS foundation trust • James Cook University Hospital- South Tees Hospitals NHS foundation trust • University Hospital of North Tees- North Tees & Hartlepool NHS foundation trust • University College Hospital - University College London Hospitals NHS foundation trust The midwives are local collaborators and we have one in each hospital.
Impact Presentations at key conferences 8th UK and Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Meeting, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, UK, 3rd April 2014. THE INCINERATORS BIOMONITORING STUDY: STUDY DESIGN AND RECRUITMENT. Danielle C Ashworth, Paul Elliott and Mireille B Toledano 1st Young Researchers Conference on Environmental Epidemiology- ISEE Europe, CREAL, Barcelona, Spain, 20-21st October 2014. Incinerators Biomonitoring Study: Study design and recruitment. Danielle C Ashworth, Paul Elliott and Mireille B Toledano Furthermore, an abstract has been submitted to Environmental Health Perspective
Start Year 2014
 
Description Inference from ecological models 
Organisation School of Physical Sciences
Department Department of Geography
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical analysis and modelling
Collaborator Contribution Data provision, scientific expertiseResearch input
Impact Haining R et al. Spatial & Spatio-Temporal Epidemiol, 2-3:123-131 (2010) and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description Inference from ecological models 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical analysis and modelling
Collaborator Contribution Data provision, scientific expertiseResearch input
Impact Haining R et al. Spatial & Spatio-Temporal Epidemiol, 2-3:123-131 (2010) and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description International study of asthma and allergies in childhood 
Organisation University of Auckland
Department Department of Paediatrics : Child and Youth Health
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input
Collaborator Contribution Research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Investigation of NMR chiral shift reagents in bioanalysis 
Organisation Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NMR labortory facilities
Collaborator Contribution Research exchange arrangement
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description LOLIPOP Exposome study 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Department School of Public Health Berkeley
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contribute cohort data to analysis; collaboration on sub-study; analysis of LOLIPOP data
Collaborator Contribution Joint statistical analysis of data; grant application to U.S. NIH RO1
Impact in analysis
Start Year 2012
 
Description Lifecourse Effects of Air Pollution (LEAP) on cardiorespiratory morbidity 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project management and data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Data and research input
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Linking air pollution modelling to health risk assessment 
Organisation Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Air pollution modelling
Collaborator Contribution Environmental risk assessment
Impact Ongoing collaboration within GENESIS consortium
Start Year 2009
 
Description Metabolomics for monitoring dietary exposure 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Department Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution New research collaboration funded by MRC
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Migratory patterns and environmental exposure assessment 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department of Health (DH)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research and statistical input
Collaborator Contribution Organisational
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation Danish Cancer Society
Department Institute of Cancer Epidemiology
Country Denmark, Kingdom of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation King's College London (KCL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation Tampere University of Technology
Country Finland, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation The Karolinska Institute
Department Institute of Environmental Medicine
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mobile phone use and potential health effects 
Organisation University of Utrecht
Department Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS)
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data collection and project coordination
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment of participants and joint analyses, and scientific input into study protocolRecruitment of Finnish participants to international cohort and joint analysisRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesRecruitment of participants and joint data analysesProvided a random selection of customers to participate in study; provided mobile phone traffic data at regular intervals during study.
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description National Phenome Centre 
Organisation King's College London (KCL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology, phenotyping and metabolomic methodology and sample analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Combined consortium expertise
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description National Phenome Centre 
Organisation University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology, phenotyping and metabolomic methodology and sample analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Combined consortium expertise
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description National Phenome Centre 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology, phenotyping and metabolomic methodology and sample analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Combined consortium expertise
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description National Phenome Centre 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in epidemiology, phenotyping and metabolomic methodology and sample analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Combined consortium expertise
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Nutrient wide association study 
Organisation Stanford University
Department School of Medicine
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution INTERMAP data and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input
Impact Paper published; Tzoulaki I et al, Circulation, 2012
Start Year 2012
 
Description Nutrient wide association study 
Organisation University of Ioannina School of Medicine
Department Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Country Greece, Hellenic Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution INTERMAP data and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input
Impact Paper published; Tzoulaki I et al, Circulation, 2012
Start Year 2012
 
Description Outdoor air pollution, traffic and cardiovascular disease and stroke 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Air pollution assessment/monitoring
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis and interpretation
Impact PMID20339125 and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description Oxidative potential of ambient air particles 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in assessing oxidative potential of fine particulates
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data
Impact PMID20368130 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Pollution and waste incineration 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of emissions data and modelling of exposures.
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data and project advisory group
Impact Ashworth D et al. paper on biomonitoring study.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Pollution and waste incineration 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of emissions data and modelling of exposures.
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data and project advisory group
Impact Ashworth D et al. paper on biomonitoring study.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Pollution and waste incineration 
Organisation King's College London (KCL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of emissions data and modelling of exposures.
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data and project advisory group
Impact Ashworth D et al. paper on biomonitoring study.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Pollution and waste incineration 
Organisation Public Health England (formerly: Health Protection Agency)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Analysis of emissions data and modelling of exposures.
Collaborator Contribution Environmental data and project advisory group
Impact Ashworth D et al. paper on biomonitoring study.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Predictive impacts of air pollution episodes 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Measurement of air pollution episodes
Collaborator Contribution Predictive modelling
Impact Paper in press J Toxicol Environ Health 2010 on comparative assessment of methods for exposure modelling
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risk assessment for health effects from air pollution 
Organisation University of Utrecht
Department Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS)
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological expertise
Collaborator Contribution Risk assessment expertise
Impact PMID 20049134 and ongoing collaboration in ESCAPE project on Cohorts for Air Pollution
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risk factors for metabolic disease and diabetes 
Organisation Pasteur Institute, Paris
Department Department of Developmental Biology
Country France, French Republic 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Data and data analysis and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in diabetes and related metabolic diseaseLaboratory facilites
Impact PMID 19651812 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risk factors for metabolic disease and diabetes 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data and data analysis and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in diabetes and related metabolic diseaseLaboratory facilites
Impact PMID 19651812 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risk prediction scores for CVD, T2D, kidney disease 
Organisation Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (ICSTM)
Department International Centre for Circulatory Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution LOLIPOP study cohort
Collaborator Contribution clinical and statistical inputs
Impact Papers
Start Year 2010
 
Description Risk prediction scores for CVD, T2D, kidney disease 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Department of Medical Statistics
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution LOLIPOP study cohort
Collaborator Contribution clinical and statistical inputs
Impact Papers
Start Year 2010
 
Description Risks of Airborne Particles (RAPTES) 
Organisation Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Department National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM)
Country Netherlands, Kingdom of the 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Measurement of airborne particles
Collaborator Contribution Time and equipment
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risks of hypospadias 
Organisation Government of Catalonia
Department Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL)
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data and data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Research input and expertise on data interpretationData analysis
Impact PMID 19951933 and ongoing analysis of dataset
Start Year 2009
 
Description Risks of hypospadias 
Organisation University College Cork
Department Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country Ireland, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data and data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Research input and expertise on data interpretationData analysis
Impact PMID 19951933 and ongoing analysis of dataset
Start Year 2009
 
Description Schools - Low Emission Zone Study 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Traffic emissions monitoring in LEZ
Collaborator Contribution Time and equipment
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Spatial mapping of disease risks 
Organisation Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Department Institute of Health "Carlos III" (ISCIII)
Country Spain, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Application of geographical Information System (GIS) equipment, techniques and expertise
Collaborator Contribution Data analysis
Impact PMID 20459738 and ongoing research
Start Year 2010
 
Description Spirometa Lung Function Consortium 
Organisation Biocenter Oulu
Department Institute of Health Sciences
Country Finland, Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Project managementData and analysis inputData provision from NFBC cohorts
Impact PMID 20010834 and further research is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description Spirometa Lung Function Consortium 
Organisation School of Medicine Leicester
Department Department of Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Project managementData and analysis inputData provision from NFBC cohorts
Impact PMID 20010834 and further research is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description Spirometa Lung Function Consortium 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Molecular Medical Sciences Nottingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Data analysis and intellectual contribution
Collaborator Contribution Project managementData and analysis inputData provision from NFBC cohorts
Impact PMID 20010834 and further research is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description Tools for Characterizing Multi-Pollutant Patterns of Exposure 
Organisation School of Medicine
Department Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Analysis of small-area health data
Collaborator Contribution Statistical modelling expertise
Impact Ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Traffic-related air pollution and asthma 
Organisation Umea University
Department Faculty of Medicine
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Assessment/measurement of traffic pollution
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on development of asthma in children
Impact PMID20663738 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation Cardiff University School of Medicine
Department Department of Epidemiology, Statistics & Public Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC/Cancer Research UK/BHF Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation UK Biobank
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank 
Organisation University of Ioannina School of Medicine
Department Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Country Greece, Hellenic Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into scientific protocols and sample enhancement measures
Collaborator Contribution Biobank resource/facilitiesExpertise in cardiovascular magentic resonance imaging for additional sample collection/analysisResearch inputResearch input and expertise in sample storageResearch input - cognitive aspectsEpidemiological expertise provided
Impact Research collaboration is ongoing
Start Year 2009
 
Description UK Biobank Cardiometabolic Consortium 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Research collaboration input
Impact grant application; collaboration ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Biobank Cardiometabolic Consortium 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Department Glenfield Hospital
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Research collaboration input
Impact grant application; collaboration ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Biobank Cardiometabolic Consortium 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Research collaboration input
Impact grant application; collaboration ongoing
Start Year 2012
 
Description Urban ambient air particles and health 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Air pollution measurement / assessment techniques
Collaborator Contribution Characterisation of of emissions and impact of ambient ultrafine particles in urban environments
Impact PMID19999825 and ongoing research
Start Year 2009
 
Description Validate of clinical biomarkers of insulin resistance 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution LOLIPOP cohort study- access to data
Collaborator Contribution Analytical facilities
Impact Papers; further research
Start Year 2010
 
Description Vehicle speed control and carbon emissions 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Institute of Transport Studies
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Traffic flow analysis
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on transport strategies and traffic flow management
Impact Carslaw et al. Atmos Environ (2010). 44(23), 2674-2680
Start Year 2010
 
Description Weather-related health impacts of air pollution 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input and coordination
Collaborator Contribution Research inputResearch inputResearch input
Impact Ongoing research collaboration
Start Year 2010
 
Description Weather-related health impacts of air pollution 
Organisation University College London (UCL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input and coordination
Collaborator Contribution Research inputResearch inputResearch input
Impact Ongoing research collaboration
Start Year 2010
 
Description Weather-related health impacts of air pollution 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department School of Geosciences Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research input and coordination
Collaborator Contribution Research inputResearch inputResearch input
Impact Ongoing research collaboration
Start Year 2010
 
Description 'Less alcohol' gene discovered 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Considerable degree of press interest following the publication of Centre research. Examples include:

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


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

As a result the Royal Geographical Society has decided to prepare educational material for schools in the London area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.21stcenturychallenges.org/challenges/air-quality/
 
Description Aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease- Press Coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Extensive coverage in the press following the relaese of the paper' Aircraft noise and cardiovascular disease near Heathrow airport in London: small area study'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internet news media - national & international (local)

Hounslow Chronicle



Clips

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Anna Hansell commented on 1 paper so far but will continue to contribute as an expert with Science Media Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio 4 - Inside Health (Air pollution) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Frank Kelly explains why the microscopic particles in air pollution cause problems for the heart and why he believes cycle routes shouldn't be on busy, main roads. A landmark European study published last month found a link between invisible particles of soot and heart attacks, Frank Kelly commented: 'Increased risk was relatively small (5-10 per cent) but it's still a risk and there's 45,000 people dying from heart attacks in the UK every year.' Item begins at 20.33.

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

Other media interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Comments for BBC News article 'Boris Johnson announces plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comments for BBC News article 'Boris Johnson announces plans

for Ultra Low Emission Zone'

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

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

pollution history, policies have lessons for Beijing'

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

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

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

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

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

The attendees were interested in the presentations our Centre member gave and explored ways to work closely together.
Emily Jesper asked Ian Mudway to join their expert panel at Sense about Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Contributed to BBC News article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC News article titled "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 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 World News article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC World News article titled "Air Pollution"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contributed to BBC World Service Health Check programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a BBC World Service Health Check radio programme titled "Living in Cities"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Contributed to CNN article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a CNN online article titled "Can London mayor's car ban solve pollution crisis?".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/12/world/sadiq-khan-london-pollution/index.html
 
Description Contributed to Evening Standard article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed for an Evening Standard Article titled "Putney High Street breached air pollution limits 1,000 times this year".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/putney-high-street-breached-air-pollution-limits-1000-times-th...
 
Description Contributed to Evening Standard article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed for an article titled "Parents warned over taking babies outside in London as air pollution levels soar".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/parents-warned-over-taking-babies-outside-in-london-as-air-pol...
 
Description Contributed to Mail Online article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a Mail Online article titled "Enough to make you choke! First we were bribed to buy diesel cars. Now they want to tax us for doing so. One furious driver says the latest price hike is an outrage"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3632355/First-bribed-buy-diesel-cars-want-tax-us.html
 
Description Contributed to article for Financial Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to Financial Times article titled "Healthcare clean up of urban environment means tackling pollution at source".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ft.com/content/25558b40-9a05-11e6-8f9b-70e3cabccfae
 
Description Contributed to article in El Mundo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Kelly contributed to an article in El Mundo about "Pollution in Spain".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.elmundo.es/salud/2016/01/24/56a3829022601df1608b4671.html
 
Description Contributed to article in Mail Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to a Mail Online article titled "Why walking by a main road is as bad for you as smoking. And beware of your air freshener, too!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3459266/Why-walking-main-road-bad-smoking-beware-air-fresh...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Evening Standard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Evening Standard titled "Sadiq Khan plans new 'T charge' for polluting cars that spew toxic fumes.
New Mayor Mr Khan announces first major plan to clean up London's filthy air".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/sadiq-khan-plans-new-t-charge-for-vehicles-that-spew-toxic-fum...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Evening Standard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Kelly contributed to an article in the Evening Standard titled "Killer pollution in city hits top 'black' alert level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/killer-pollution-in-city-hits-top-black-alert-level-a3160716.h...
 
Description Contributed to article in the Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly contributed to an article in the Guardian titled "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 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 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 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 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 Daily Mail - WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people every year 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Professor Frank Kellyand Professor Majid Ezzati were featured in a news article titled "WHO: Pollution kills 7 million people every year" in the Daily Mail.

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


No direct impact other than raising awareness of effects of air pollution on public health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 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 Dispersion Model Users' Group, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation on "How can we model personal exposure to air pollution?" produced a lively debate on how to improve methods.

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

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

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

Opportunity to disseminate information on forthcoming publication of the atlas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Expert witness at Environmental Audit Committee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly acted as an expert witness at a meeting of the Environmental Audit Committee looking at the environmental risks of microplastics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GIS short course for Public health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This was a short course provided by SAHSU aimed at researchers and practitioners in the field of public health . The short course offered an introduction to GIS and how it can be used in public health and epidemiological research.

No notable impact apart from raising the profile of SAHSU and the Centre as well as providing training to researchers on using GIS for their research in public health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/news/45-days-short-course-gis-public-health
 
Description Interview about London air pollution in La Croix newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview about London air pollution in La Croix newspaper

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

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

Increase in requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interviewed on BBC Today programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly was interviewed on the BBC Today programme about a member of the public citing estimates by Professor Kelly that diesel engines could be responsible for a quarter of the 29,000 premature deaths in Britain attributed to air pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LondonAir i-phone application 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Achieved over 10,000 active subscribers to free air pollution information notifications.

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

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

No notable impact besides raising the profile of our Centre's Heathrow study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2653249/Is-noise-modern-life-making-ill-It-trigger-heart-d...
 
Description Media coverage from Nature paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A study led by Professor Majid Ezzati using the centre's SAHSU data was published in Nature Climate Change.
The study received media coverage from the guardian, Science Daily, BBC and ITV coverage.

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

This raised the profile of the work of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit and highlighted the public interest in interactive tools for provision of information/data on health "risks" in relation to the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Membership of the MRC Cohort Strategic Review Subgroup 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly joined the MRC Strategic Review of the Largest UK Population Cohort Studies "Maximising the value of UK population cohorts". The work was directed by the Cohort Strategic Review Subgroup comprising members of PHSG and the MRC Cross-Board Cohort Advisory Group.

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

Raised profile of MRC-HPA Centre mobile phone research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Natural Environment Research Council - Planet Earth podcast - London's air pollution from the BT Tower 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In the Planet Earth weekly podcast Professor Frank Kelly describes the link between traffic, pollution and disease.

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Online video on reasons for COSMOS research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Currently >68000 study participants

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The story was further promoted via:

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

Media Enquiries

Thomas Moore (Sky News), interviewed Anna Hansell

Laura Garcia (Channel 5 News), interviewed Paul Elliott

ITN, interviewed Paul Elliott

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

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

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

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


Newspapers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local News

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

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

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

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

Other Websites:

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

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

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

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

Blogs:

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

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

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

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


Clips

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

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

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

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Professor Frank Kelly named one of London's most influential people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Frank Kelly included in the Evening Standard Progress 1000: London;s most influential people 2016 - Eco Warriors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/newsevents/newsrecords/2016/sep/Faculty-staff,-student-and-alumnus-all-name...
 
Description RIF training courses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact This was part of a programme to disseminate the Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) more widely across the UK, Europe and USA and generate real-world applications of the analysis tool

Training workshops were held for example at the Canadian Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver and also the Austrian Brian Tumour Registry, Austria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Reuters interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Reached wider audience and made clear research message

Set results from study of expectant mothers' water consumption and occurrence of male birth defect into context
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Science behind the headlines: Hands on science workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact This activity offered invited Centre stakeholders and other guests to attend an evening workshop in which they would be able to meet Centre scientists to discuss the issues behind their science, and to take part in hands on scientific activities. The event was open by Lord Professor Robert Winston, and included activities such as air pollution monitoring on Exhibition Road, understanding epidemiology, metabonomic analysis, and protein crystallography. The evening concluded with an informal reception and a tour of the MRC-NIHR Phenome Centre.

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

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

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Life Game 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nine MRC Centre took part in this event, and around 1500 members of the public.

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

Increase in public awareness and understanding of the air quality challenge in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Weekly articles on Air Pollution topics in The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Generated an increased awareness of air pollution issues, it's causal factors and potential health effects.

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

SCAMP national press coverage:

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


SCAMP international press coverage:

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