Professor Roy Harrison OBE OBE

Professor Roy Harrison OBE

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health

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School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Division of Environmental Health & Risk Management
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Roy Harrison’s research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.


B.Sc. (Class I Honours Chemistry), University of Birmingham (July 1969)

Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), University of Birmingham (December 1972)

D.Sc. (Environmental Chemistry), University of Birmingham (1989)


  • Leader, Environmental Health Sciences Group
  • Head, Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management (from 1999 - )
  • Part-time Strategic Theme Leader for Natural Environment Research Council on Environment, Pollution & Human Health (2007 - 2012)
  • Distinguished Adjunct Professor, King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (since 2011)
  • Member, Court of the University of Birmingham

Roy Harrison started his academic career as a chemist, gaining both BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Birmingham. He then undertook postdoctoral work at Imperial College in the Department of Civil Engineering working on air pollution by heavy metals. Subsequently he took up a lectureship in atmospheric chemistry at Lancaster University where his work focused on particulate air pollutants and photo oxidants. In 1984 he moved to the University of Essex as Reader and Director of the Institute of Aerosol Science, pursuing both laboratory-based research on the physical properties of combustion aerosols and largely field-based work in the chemistry of airborne particulate matter. In 1989 he was awarded the degree of DSc in Environmental Chemistry of the University of Birmingham.

He moved to the University of Birmingham in 1991 to take up the newly created post of Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health, becoming Director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Health in 1994, and in 1999 Head of the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management. He has played an active role outside the University as Chairman of the Quality of Urban Air Review Group for the Department of Environment and the Airborne Particles Expert Group for the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions and was subsequently a member of Defra’s Science Advisory Council). He has been a member of the DETR (now DEFRA) Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (now the COMEAP Sub-Committee on Standards) since 1991 and is currently Deputy Chairman.  He is a  member of the Department of Health Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants, the DEFRA Air Quality Expert Group and the Department of Health Committee on Toxicity. He has also served on numerous other committees including the Natural Environment Research Council’s Atmospheric Science and Technology Board, the HEFCE RAE 2001 Earth & Environmental Sciences Panel and RAE 2008 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences Panel, the Medical Research Council Advisory Board, NERC Peer Review College and the Natural Environment Research Council's Science & Innovation Strategy Board.  He was appointed a Part-time Strategic Theme Leader for Environment, Pollution & Human Health, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) from 2007 to 2012.  He was a member of the Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences Panel for REF 2014.

Roy Harrison is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 68 (September 2015);  total citations exceed 17,000.  In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List.  He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003).

National Centre for Atmospheric Science: Roy Harrison leads the Birmingham node of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. This is funded by NERC as part of the Directorate for Atmospheric Composition of the distributed Centre.

Postgraduate supervision

Research Students since 2001

Dimitris Bousiotis –   Properties of Particulate Air Pollutants

Ruixin Xu – Behaviour of Nanoparticles Emitted by Road Traffic

Van Tuan Vu – Human Exposure to Aerosol Contaminants in Modern Microenvironments

Eunhwa Jang - Source apportionment and reactivity of PAH

Zhe Tian - Source apportionment of airborne particulate matter associated with haze in megacities in China

Paul Sanderson – Ambient characterisation of nanoparticle exposures

Lami Karimatu Abdullahi – Measurement and modelling of exposure to air toxics and verification by biomarker

Adewale Taiwo – Source apportionment of air pollution

Jon Dredge – Aerosol contributions to speleothem chemistry

Ian Keyte – Sources and properties of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the UK atmosphere

Barbara Macias Hernandez – Personal exposure to toxic substances

Massimiliano Mascelloni – In quest of new fingerprints of exposure to VOC from consumer products

Pallavi Pant – Source apportionment of airborne particulate matter in India

Suad Al Kindi - Artificial chemical aging of atmospheric particles

Krystal Godri - Chemical composition and toxicity of airborne particulate matter (joint project with Kings College, London)

Bunthoon Laongsri - Measurement and source apportionment of airborne particulate matter

Asma Zakaria – Congenital malformation in relation to air quality in Malaysia 

Lihua Wilson Hu – Biomass burning contribution to airborne particle concentrations

Sai Ho David Ho - Pollution of outdoor and indoor environments by volatile organic compounds

Wing Yip Lee – Application of mass spectrometry to air pollutant characterisation

Anna Lia Presicci – Evolution of particle size distributions in urban air

Salah Saeed Abdalmogith - Processes affecting secondary aerosol in the atmosphere

Manuel Dall’Osto - Studies of atmospheric aerosol by single particle mass spectrometry 

Alexia Economopoulou – Development of graphical models of abatement devices for use in constructing emissions inventories 

Siwat Pongpiajun - Sources and atmospheric chemistry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons 

Noel Aquilina - Measurement and modelling of exposure to air toxics and verification by biomarker 

Wayne Smith – High time resolution chemical fingerprinting of particulate emissions from the steel industry 

Alistair Thorpe – The coarse fraction of airborne particles 

Aftab Alam - Formation and processes affecting particles in the atmosphere 

Sarah Baggott - Numerical modelling of atmospheric chemistry in the West Midlands 

Doug Evans - The generation of model aerosols for human exposure studies

Ben Marner - Atmospheric nitrogen deposition to a nitrate vulnerable zone 

Jianxin Yin - Monitoring of airborne particulate mass and number concentrations in the UK atmosphere 

Bendita Lachmansingh - An investigation of the health impacts of air pollution upon vulnerable population subgroups

Rob Tilling - Source-receptor modelling of particulate matter in the urban atmosphere


Current and completed projects

  • Atmospheric Pollution and Human Health in a Chinese Megacity
  • FASTER - Fundamental Studies of the Source, Properties and Environmental Behaviour of Exhaust Nanoparticles from Road Vehicles
  • Artificial chemical ageing of ambient atmospheric aerosol
  • Novel compact after treatment systems for simultaneous reduction of diesel engine NOx, PM, CO and HC emissions
  • Use of chemical composition and molecular markers to infer the sources of airborne particulate matter
  • Health implications of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in indoor environment
  • Sources and atmospheric processes determining airborne concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their degradation products
  • Diesel particulate filter regeneration with on-board produced hydrogen-rich gas
  • Risks of Airborne ParTiclES (RAPTES)
  • Links between urban and ambient particulate matter and health-particle metrics
  • Determinants of oxidative potential, a health-based metric to assess particulate matter toxicity
  • Understanding the fate of traffic-generated particles
  • The formation and characterisation of secondary organic aerosol
  • European Supersites for Atmospheric Aerosol Research (EUSAAR)
  • European Integrated Project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality (EUCAARI)
  • Airborne particle concentrations and numbers in the United Kingdom
  • Characterisation of emission and impact of ultrafine particulate matter
  • Measurement and modelling of exposure to air toxics and verification by biomarker
  • Network on nanoparticles at the science and engineering/medicine interface
  • High time-resolution chemical fingerprinting of particulate emissions from the steel industry
  • Design, implementation, synthesis and interpretation of the field measurements in funded UK field programmes
  • A novel instrument to measure molecular clusters and newly nucleated particles in the atmosphere
  • Relationship of ultrafine and fine particles in indoor and outdoor respiratory health (RUPIOH)
  • Nature and origin of PM10 and smaller particulate matter in the urban air
  • Processes affecting the size distribution of fine particles in diesel exhaust and ambient air
  • Processes responsible for the formation of new particles within the atmosphere
  • Studies of the atmospheric bio-aerosol
  • Development of air quality management models for the West Midlands and South-East England
  • Improved parameterisation of atmospheric chemistry in numerical models
  • Oxidant and particle chemistry in the marine atmosphere
  • Source apportionment of airborne particulate matter
  • Temporal trends in lead exposure and population blood leads
  • Processes affecting fine and ultrafine particles in the urban atmosphere
  • Personal exposure to airborne particulate matter, volatile organic compounds and nitrogen dioxide
  • Indoor-outdoor relationships of particulate air pollutants and VOC
  • Epidemiological studies of the effects of particulate matter on human health
  • Clinical studies of the effects of particulate matter and sulphur dioxide on human health
  • The effect of airports on respiratory health in the general population
  • The atmospheric chemistry of nitrogen compounds
  • Composition, sources and properties of the organic component of urban airborne particulate matter
  • Source apportionment of urban airborne PAH
  • Processes influencing contrail formation in jet engine exhaust
  • Application of single particle mass spectrometry to atmospheric aerosol characterisation

Much of this research is collaborative with Professor Stuart Harrad, Dr Bill Bloss, Professor Rob MacKenzie and Dr Xiaoming Cai. Together, the activity comprises probably the largest University-based air pollution research group in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. We also collaborate extensively with other research groups from the UK and mainland Europe. Specific recent collaborations include the following:

RAPTES - Risks of Airborne ParTiclES: National Institute for Public Health, Environment (RIVM), Netherlands, Utrecht University, Kings College (London), University of Birmingham

RUPIOH – Universities of Utrecht, Helsinki, Birmingham, Athens, Finnish Meteorological Institute & Institute of Public Health, ECN (Netherlands) and National Observatory of Athens.

Health Effects Research – University of Aberdeen, St. George’s Hospital Medical School and University of Birmingham (School of Medicine).

EUSAAR (European Supersites for Atmospheric Aerosol Research) - CNRS, Paul Scherrer Institut, University of Stockholm, JRC-Commission of the European Community, TNO-Netherlands, Leibniz Institut für Troposphärenforschung e.V., NILU-Norway, ISAC-CNR-Italy, University of Helsinki, National University of Ireland-Galway, University of Crete, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Pannon University-Hungary, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals AS CR-Czech Republic, University of Heidelberg, Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics-Lithuania, Lunds Universitet, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Spain, Hoffmann Messtechnik GmbH

EUCAARI - Universities of Helsinki, Leeds, Lund, Veszprém, Oslo, Copenhagen, East Anglia, Copenhagen, Kuopio, Manchester, Sao Paolo-Brazil, Crete, Stockholm, Warsaw, Aveiro, Tarto, Mainz, Peking, Aegean, North-West University-South Africa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, National University of Ireland-Galway, The French National Center for Scientific Research, Max Planck Institute (Meteorology & Chemistry), Institute for Tropospheric Research, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Netherlands Royal Meteorological Institute, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Joint Research Centre of the EU Commission, UK Met Office, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Paul Scherrer Institute, Institute of Chemical Engineering in Patras, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, French Meteorological Service, Research Centre Jülich, The Energy and Resources Institute-India, Airel AS (Ltd),  German Aerospace Center, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Chinese Academic of Meteorological Sciences, Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences, Risø National Laboratory, German Weather Service.

SAPUSS - IDAEA-CSIC, Spain, University of Birmingham, UK, National University of Ireland Galway, Center for Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry, USA, University College Cork, Ireland, National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy, University of Florence, Italy, University of Colorado, USA, CIEMAT, Spain, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, Jenoptik, Defense & Civil Systems, Germany, Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Schutztechnologien, Germany, Area de Medi Ambient, Spain, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, Carleton College, USA, Gencat, Direcció General de Qualitat Ambiental, Spain.

ClearfLo - University of Reading, Reading, Center for Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry Aerodyne Research, USA, Center for Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry Aerodyne Research, USA, University of Hertfordshire, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology,University of Washington, Seattle, USA, University of York, University of Leicester, University of Birmingham, Paul Scherrer Institut, University, Lancaster, King's College, London, University of Manchester, Institute of Technology, USA, University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds.

Professor Harrison has been involved in a number of research projects (PDF 14KB)


Recent publications

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

Study of Gaseous Benzene Effects Upon A549 Lung Epithelial Cells Using a Novel Exposure System, M. Mascelloni, J.M. Delgado-Saborit, N.J. Hodges and R.M. Harrison, Toxicol. Letts, 237, 38-45 (2015).

Review:  Particle Number Size Distributions from Seven Major Sources and Implications for Source Apportionment Studies, T.V. Vu, J.M. Delgado-Saborit and R.M. Harrison, Atmos. Environ., 122, 114-132 (2015).

Receptor Modelling of Both Particle Composition and Size Distribution Data for a Background Site in London UK, D.C.S. Beddows, R.M. Harrison, D. Green and G. Fuller, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10107-10125 (2015).

A Review of Hygroscopic Growth Factors of Submicron Aerosols from Different Sources and its Implication for Calculation of Lung Deposition Efficiency of Ambient Aerosols, T.V. Vu, J.M. Delgado-Saborit and R.M.Harrison, Air Qual. Atmos. Health, doi 10.1007/s11869-015-0365-0 (2015).

Spatial, Seasonal Trends and Transboundary Transport of PM2.5 Inorganic Ions in the Veneto Region (Northeastern Italy), M. Masiol, F. Benetello, R.M. Harrison, G. Formenton, F. De Gaspari and B. Pavoni, Atmos. Environ., 117, 19-31 (2015).

Quantification of Air Quality Impacts of London Heathrow Airport (UK) from 2005 to 2012, M. Masiol and R.M. Harrison, Atmos. Environ., 116, 308-319 (2015).

Meteorology, Air Quality, and Health in London:  The ClearfLo Project, S.I. Bohnenstengel, S.E. Belcher, A. Aiken, J.D. Allan, G. Allen, A. Bacak, T.J. Bannan, J.F. Barlow, D.C.S. Beddows, W.J. Bloss, A.M. Booth, C. Chemel, O. Coceal, C.F. Di Marco, M.K. Dubey, K.H. Faloon, Z.L. Fleming, M. Furger, J.K. Geitl, R.R. Graves, D.C. Green, C.S.B. Grimmond, C.H. Halios, J.F. Hamilton, R.M. Harrison, M.R. Heal, D.E. Heard, C. Helfter, S.C. Herndon, R.E. Holmes, J.R. Hopkins, A.M. Jones, F.J. Kelly, S. Kotthaus, B. Langford, J.D. Lee, R.J. Leigh, A.C. Lewis, R.T. Lidster, F.D. Lopez-Hilfiker, J.B. McQuaid, C. Mohr, P.S. Monks, E. Nemitz, N.L. Ng, C.J. Percival, A.S.H. Prévôt, H.M.A. Ricketts, R. Sokhi, D. Stone, J.A. Thornton, A.H. Tremper, A.C. Valach, S. Visser, L.K. Whalley, L.R. Williams, L. Xu, D.E. Young, P. Zotter, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 779-804 (2015).

Factors Affecting the Ambient Physicochemical Properties of Cerium-Containing Particles
Generated by Nanoparticle Diesel Fuel Additive Use, B. Gantt, S. Hoque, K.M. Fahey, R.D. Willis, J.M. Delgado-Saborit, R.M. Harrison, K.M. Zhang, D.A. Jefferson, M. Kalberer, K.L. Bunker, J.M. Conny, P.V. Bhave, J.P. Weinstein and H.O.T. Pye, Aerosol Sci. Technol., 49, 371-380 (2015).

The PM10 Fraction of Road Dust in the UK and India: Characterization, Source Profiles and Oxidative Potential, P. Pant, S.J. Baker, A. Shukla, C. Maikawa, K.J. Godri Pollitt and R.M. Harrison, Sci. Tot. Environ., 530-531, 445-452 (2015).

Investigating the Annual Behaviour of Submicron Secondary Inorganic and Organic Aerosols in London, D.E. Young, J.D. Allan, P.I. Williams, D.C. Green, M.J. Flynn, R.M. Harrison, J. Yin, M.W. Gallagher and H. Coe, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6351-6366 (2015).

Traffic and Nucleation Events as Main Sources of Ultrafine Particles in High Insolation Developed World Cities, M. Brines, M. Dall’Osto, D.C.S. Beddows, R.M. Harrison, F. Gómez-Moreno, L. Núñez, B. Artíñano, F. Costabile, G.P. Gobbi, F. Salimi, L. Morawska, C. Sioutas and X. Querol, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5929-5945 (2015).

Urinary Metabolites of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Saudi Arabian Schoolchildren in Relation to Sources of Exposure, M.A. Alghamdi, M.S. Alam, C. Stark, N. Mohammed, R.M. Harrison, M. Shamy, M.I. Khoder , I. Shabbaj and T. Göen, Environ. Res., 140, 495-501 (2015).

Civil Aviation, Air Pollution and Human Health, R.M. Harrison, M. Masiol and S. Vardoulakis, Environ. Res. Letts., 10, 041001, 2015.  doi:

Review of the Efficacy of Low Emission Zones to Improve Urban Air Quality in European Cities, C. Holman, R.M. Harrison and X. Querol, Atmos. Environ., 111, 161-169 (2015).

Receptor Modelling of Fine Particles in Southern England using CMB including Comparison with AMS-PMF Factors, J. Yin, S.A. Cumberland, R.M. Harrison, J. Allan, D. Young, P. Williams andH. Coe, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2139-2158 (2015).

Local and Regional Components of Aerosol in a Heavily Trafficked Street Canyon in Central London Derived from PMF and Cluster Analysis of Single Particle ATOFMS Spectra, C. Giorio, A. Tapparo, M.Dall’Osto, D.C.S. Beddows, J.K. Gietl, R. Healy and R.M. Harrison, Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 3330-3340 (2015).

Investigating a Two-Component Model of Solid Fuel Organic Aerosol in London: Processes, PM1 contributions, and Seasonality, D.E. Young, J.D. Allan, P.I. Williams, D.C. Green, R.M. Harrison, J. Yin, M.J. Flynn, M.W. Gallagher and H. Coe, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2429-2443 (2015).

Spatial and Indoor/Outdoor Gradients in Urban Concentrations of Ultrafine Particles and PM2.5 Mass and Chemical Components, S.Z. Sajani, I. Ricciardelli, A. Trentini, D. Bacco, C. Maccone, S. Castellazzi, P. Lauriola, V. Poluzzi and R.M. Harrison, Atmos. Environ., 103, 307-320 (2015).

Sources and Contributions of Wood Smoke during Winter in London: Assessing Local and Regional Influences, L.R. Crilley, W.J. Bloss, J. Yin, D.C.S. Beddows, R.M. Harrison, J.D. Allan, D.E. Young, M. Flynn, P.Williams, P. Zotter, A.S.H. Prevot, M.R. Heal, J.F. Barlow, C.H. Halios, J.D. Lee, S. Szidat and C. Mohr, Atmos. Chem. Phys., Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3149-3171 (2015).

Characterization of Ambient PM2.5 at a Pollution Hotspot in New Delhi, India and Inference of Sources, P. Pant, A. Shukla, S.D. Kohl, J.C. Chow, J.G. Watson and R.M. Harrison, Atmos. Environ., 109, 178-189 (2015).

Clean Air in Europe:  Beyond the Horizon?  B. Brunekreef, N. Künzli, J. Pekkanen, I. Annesi-Maesano, B. Forsberg, T. Sigsgaard, M. Keuken, F. Forastiere, M. Barry, X. Querol and R.M. Harrison, Eur. Respir. J., 45, 7-10 (2015).

Associations Between Three Specific A-Cellular Measures of the Oxidative Potential of Particulate Matter and Markers of Acute Airway and Nasal Inflammation in Healthy Volunteers, N.A.H. Janssen, M. Strak, A. Yang, B. Hellack, F.J. Kelly, T. Kuhlbusch, R.M.  Harrison, B. Brunekreef, F. Cassee, M. Steenhof and G. Hoek, Occup. Environ. Med., 72, 49-56 (2015).

Receptor Modelling Study of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, M.A. Alghamdi, M.S. Alam, J. Yin, C. Stark, E. Jang, R.M. Harrison, M. Shamy, M.I. Khoder and I.I. Shabbaj, Sci. Tot. Environ., 506-507, 401-408 (2015).

Workshop on the Sources, Quantification and Health Implications of Bioaerosols Workshop Report, K. Exley, S. Robertson, F.D. Pope, R.M. Harrison and T.W. Gant, Am. J. Pharm. Toxicol., 9, 189-199 (2014).
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Brachial Artery Distensibility and Blood Pressure among Children Residing near an Oil Refinery, L. Trasande, E.M. Urbina, M. Khoder, M. Alghamdi, I. Shabaj, M.S. Alam, R.M. Harrison, M. Shamy, Environ. Res., 136, 133-140 (2014).

Measurements of the Aerosol Chemical Composition and Mixing State in the Po Valley using Multiple Spectroscopic Techniques, S. Decesari, J. Allan, C. Plass-Duelmer, B.J. Williams, M. Paglione, M.C. Facchini, C.O’Dowd, R.M. Harrison, J. Gietl, H. Coe, L. Giulianelli, G. P. Gobbi, C. Lanconelli, C. Carbone, D. Worsnop, A. T. Lambe, A.T. Ahern, F. Moretti, E. Tagliavini, T. Elste, S. Gilde, Y. Zhang, M. Dall’Osto, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12109-12132 (2014).

Urban Air Quality:  The Challenge of Traffic Non-Exhaust Emissions, F. Amato, F.R. Cassee, H.A.C. Denier van der Gon, R. Gehrig, M. Gustafsson, W. Hafner, R.M. Harrison, M. Jozwicka, F.J. Kelly, T. Moreno, A.S.H. Prevot, M. Schaap, J. Sunyer and X. Querol, J. Hazard. Mater., 275, 31-36 (2014).

Sources of PM in An Industrial Area:  Comparison between Receptor Model Results and Semiempirical Calculations of Source Contributions, C. Farao, S. Canepari, C. Perrino and R.M. Harrison, AAQR, 14, 1558-1572 (2014).

Near-Road Modeling and Measurement of Cerium-Containing Particles Generated by Nanoparticle Diesel Fuel Additive Use, B. Gantt, S. Hoque, R.D. Willis, K.M. Fahey, J.M. Delgado-Saborit, R.M. Harrison, G.B. Erdakos, P.V. Bhave, K.M. Zhang, K. Kovalcik, H.O.T. Pye, Environ. Sci. Technol., 48, 10607-10613 (2014).

Size Distribution, Mixing State and Source Apportionments of Black Carbon Aerosols in London During Winter Time, D. Liu, J.D. Allan, D.E. Young, H.Coe, D. Beddows, Z.L. Fleming, M.J. Flynn, M.W. Gallagher, R.M. Harrison, J. Lee, A.S.H. Prevot, J.W. Taylor, J. Yin, P.I. Williams and P. Zotter, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10061-10084, (2014).

Source Apportionment of Single Particles Sampled at the Industrially Polluted Town of Port Talbot, United Kingdom by ATOFMS, A.M. Taiwo, R.M. Harrison, D.C.S. Beddows and Z. Shi, Atmos. Environ., 97, 155-165 (2014).

A Review of Receptor Modelling of Industrially Emitted Particulate Matter, A.M. Taiwo, R.M. Harrison and Z. Shi, Atmos. Environ., 97, 109-120 (2014).

Ozone Levels in European and USA Cities are Increasing More than at Rural Sites, while Peak Values are Decreasing, E. Paoletti, A. De Marco, D.C.S. Beddows, R.M. Harrison and W.J. Manning, Environ. Pollut., 192, 295-299 (2014).

Aircraft Engine Exhaust Emissions and Other Airport-Related Contributions to Ambient Air Pollution:  A Review, M. Masiol and R.M. Harrison, Atmos. Environ., 95, 409-455 (2014).

Processes Affecting Aerosol Concentrations in Gough’s Cave, Cheddar Gorge, UK, J. Dredge, I.J. Fairchild, R.M. Harrison and J. Gunn, Cave and Karst Sci., 41, 42-47 (2014).

Seasonal and Diurnal Variations of BTEX and their Potential For Ozone Formation in the Urban Background Atmosphere of the Coastal City Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, M.A. Alghamdi, M. Khoder, A.S. Abdelmaksoud, R.M. Harrison, T. Hussein, H. Lihavainen, H. Al-Jeelani, M.H. Goknil, I.I. Shabbaj, F.M. Almehmadi, A.-P. Hyvärinen and K. Hämeri, Air Qual. Atmos. Health, 7, 467-480 (2014).

Characteristics of Tyre Dust In Polluted Air:  Studies by Single Particle Mass Spectrometry (ATOFMS), M. Dall’Osto, D.C.S. Beddows, J.K. Gietl, O.A. Olatunbosun, X. Yang, and R.M. Harrison, Atmos. Environ., 94, 224-230 (2014).

A Review of Chemical and Physical Characterisation of Atmospheric Metallic Nanoparticles, P. Sanderson, J.M. Delgado-Saborit and R.M. Harrison, Atmos. Environ., 94, 353-365 (2014).

Temporal Variations of O3 and NOx in the Urban Background Atmosphere of the Coastal City Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, M.A. Alghamdi, M. Khoder, R.M. Harrison, A.-P. Hyvärinen, T. Hussein, H. Al-Jeelani, A.S. Abdelmaksoud, M.H. Goknil, I.I. Shabbaj, F.M. Almehmadi, H. Lihavainen, M. Kulmala and K. Hameri, Atmos. Environ., 94, 205-214 (2014).

Receptor Modelling of Airborne Particulate Matter in the Vicinity of a Major Steelworks Site, A.M. Taiwo, D.C.S. Beddows, G. Calzolai, R.M. Harrison, F. Lucarelli, S. Nava, Z. Shi, G. Valli, R. Vecchi, Sci. Tot. Environ., 490, 488-500 (2014).

Intercomparison and Evaluation of Global Aerosol Microphysical Properties Among AeroCom Global Models of a Range of Complexity,  G.W. Mann, K.S. Carslaw, C.L. Reddington, K.J. Pringle, M. Schulz, A. Asmi, D.V. Spracklen, D.A. Ridley, M.T. Woodhouse, L.A. Lee, K. Zhang, S.J. Ghan, R.C. Easter, X. Liu, P. Stier, Y.H. Lee, P.J. Adams, H. Tost, J. Lelieveld, S.E. Bauer, K. Tsigaridis,T.P.C. van Noije, A. Strunk, E. Vignati, N. Bellouin, M. Dalvi, C.E. Johnson, T. Bergman, H. Kokkola, K. von Salzen, F. Yu, G. Luo, A. Petzold, J. Heintzenberg, A. Clarke, J.A. Ogren, J. Gras, U. Baltensperger, U. Kaminski, S.G. Jennings, C.D. O’Dowd, R.M. Harrison, D.C.S. Beddows, M. Kulmala, Y. Viisanen, V. Ulevicius, N. Mihalopoulos, V. Zdimal, M. Fiebig, H.-C. Hansson, E. Swietlicki and J.S. Henzing, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4679-4713 (2014).

Cleaning the Air:  Will the European Commission’s Clean Air Policy Package of December 2013 Deliver?, R.M. Harrison, B. Brunekreef, M. Keuken, H. Denier van der Gon and X. Querol, Atmos. Environ., 91, 172-174 (2014).

Variations in Tropospheric Submicron Particle Size Distributions Across the European Continent 2008-2009, D.C.S. Beddows, M. Dall’osto, R.M. Harrison, M. Kulmala, A. Asmi, A.Wiedensohler, P. Laj, A.M. Fjaeraa, K. Sellegri, W. Birmili, N. Bukowiecki,  E. Weingartner, U. Baltensperger, V. Zdimal, N. Zikova, J.-P. Putaud, A. Marinoni, P. Tunved, H.-C. Hansson, M. Fiebig, N. Kivekäs, E. Swietlicki, H. Lihavainen, E. Asmi, V. Ulevicius, P.P. Aalto, N. Mihalopoulos, N. Kalivitis, I. Kalapov, G. Kiss, G. De Leeuw, B. Henzing, C. O’Dowd, S.G. Jennings, H. Flentje, F. Meinhardt, L. Ries, H.A.C. Denier Van Der Gon, A.J.H. Visschedijk, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4327-4348 (2014).

Simplifying Aerosol Size Distributions Modes Simultaneously Detected at four Monitoring Sites During SAPUSS, M. Brines, M. Dall’Osto, D.C.S. Beddows, R.M. Harrison and X. Querol, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2973-2986 (2014).

Investigating PAH Relative Reactivity using Congener Profiles, Quinone Measurements and Back Trajectories, M.S. Alam, J.M. Delgado-Saborit, C. Stark and R.M. Harrison, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2467-2477 (2014).

Air Pollution Exposure Affects Circulating White Blood Cell Counts in Healthy Subjects: the Role of Particle Composition, Oxidative Potential and Gaseous Pollutants – the RAPTES Project, M. Steenhof, N.A.H. Janssen, M. Strak, G.Hoek, I. Gosens, I.S. Mudway, F.J. Kelly, R.M. Harrison, R.H.H. Pieters, F.R. Cassee and B. Brunekreef, Inhal. Toxicol., 26, 141-165 (2014).

Ultrafine Particles in Cities, P. Kumar, L. Morawska, W. Birmili, P. Paasonen, M. Hu, M. Kulmala, R.M. Harrison, L. Norford and R. Britter, Environ. Intl., 66, 1-10 (2014).

Use of a Versatile High Efficiency Multiparallel Denuder for the Sampling of PAHs in Ambient Air: Gas and Particle Phase Concentrations, Particle Size Distribution and Artifact Formation, J.M. Delgado-Saborit, C. Stark and R.M. Harrison, Environ. Sci. Technol., 48, 499-507 (2014).

Oxidative Potential of Particulate Matter Collected at Sites with Different Source Characteristics, N.A.H. Janssen, A. Yang, M. Strak, M. Steenhof, B. Hellack, M.E. Gerlofs-Nijland, T. Kuhlbush, F. Kelly, R.M. Harrison, B. Brunekreef, G. Hoek and F. Cassee, Sci. Tot. Environ., 472, 572-581 (2014).

Mass and Number Size Distributions of Particulate Matter Components:  Comparison of an Industrial Site and an Urban Background Site, A.M. Taiwo, D.C.S. Beddows, Z. Shi and R.M. Harrison, Sci. Tot. Environ., 475, 29-38 (2014).

Books edited or authored

Still Only One Earth.  Progress in the 40 Years Since the First UN Conference on the Environment, Issues in Environmental Science and Technology 40, R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison (eds), Royal Society of Chemistry, 285pp (2015).  ISBN 978-1-78262-076-1

Fracking, Issues in Environmental Science and Technology 39, R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison (eds), Royal Society of Chemistry, 228pp (2015).  ISBN 978-1-84973-920-7

Geoengineering of the Climate System, Issues in Environmental Science and Technology 38, R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison (eds), Royal Society of Chemistry, 252pp (2014).  ISBN 978-1-84973-953-5

European Guide on Air Pollution Source Apportionment with Receptor Models, C.A. Belis, R. Larsen, F. Amato, I. El Haddad, O. Favez, R.M. Harrison, P.K. Hopke, S. Nava, P. Paatero, A. Prevot, U. Quass, R. Vecchi and M. Viana, JRC Reference Reports, European Commission (2014).


Air pollution; environment and health; toxic chemicals

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